“Kevin does very, very few brand deals and that was by design,” Rich Kleiman, Durant’s longtime manager and co-founder of his firm, said in an interview. “They’re this new model of brand partner for us, where they do integrate in all different parts of our business.”
June 28, 2022 | 4:37 pm EDT Update
Wrote Friday that the Knicks had amassed “major momentum” in their pursuit of Jalen Brunson after draft night. There is a growing resignation in Dallas, sources say, that the Knicks are indeed Brunson’s top choice and his inevitable destination. More: https://marcstein.substack.com/p/brunson-sweepstakes-just-got-real
David Duke Jr. will play for Brooklyn in the upcoming NBA Summer League out in Las Vegas (July 7-17) where he is expected to have a prominent role at Summer League with an opportunity to compete for a roster spot for the 2022-23 season, a source disclosed.
The National Basketball Association is investing in Zigazoo Inc. as the kids’ social network gets more deeply involved with sports and media properties. The funding round values the company around $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Spencer Dinwiddie just closed a $26 million funding round for his L.A.-based crypto company Calaxy. His most recent score? An all-new contemporary Craftsman-style mansion sited in an exclusive gated enclave of 26 homes, in an incorporated area between Malibu and Calabasas. Originally listed for nearly $7.7 million in December, the price was lowered to $7.2 million before ultimately going to the 29-year-old Los Angeles native for a discounted $6.9 million.