Friday, July 7
In the world of pro sports, there are few things people agree on 100% of the time. You like Duncan? I like Shaq. You like the Yankees? I like the Sox. You like the DH? I like to see the pitcher hit. And so on.
Yet one area with complete consensus is that everyone hates player agents. From the nonsense they say in the papers about their clients, to the way they seem to get money for doing very little (honestly, did Ray Allen's agent deserve 7% of his deal for negotiating a maximum contract? Couldn't my 3-year-old daughter have gotten him the same deal?), we all hate them.
The reason I bring this up is that I noticed the other day that Mickael Gelabale and Johan Petro have the same agent, Buona N'Daiye. That got me to thinking - who are the agents for the guys on the Sonics' roster? Well, after an hour searching the internet, I was able to come up with the following list:
Ray Allen, Lon Babby
Rashard Lewis, Carl Poston
Danny Fortson, Raymond Brothers
Johan Petro, Buona N'Daiye
Mickael Gelabale, Buona N'Daiye
Saer Sene, Jeremy Medjama
Nick Collison, Mike Higgins
Luke Ridnour, Lon Babby
Damien Wilkins, Mark Bartelstein
Robert Swift, Arn Tellem
Chris Wilcox, Jeff Fried
Earl Watson, Life Sports Management
Denham Brown, Henry Thomas
Yotam Halperim, Jason Levien
Surprisingly, it wasn't easy to get that information, either. The way agents talk, you'd think all you'd have to do is type in "Ray Allen, Agent" into Google and 270 pages of Lon Babby would shoot back at you. Instead, it's like trying to get information on Dick Cheney's current relationship with Halliburton.
In any event, there you go, perfectly useless information distilled into a nice, short list. Enjoy your Friday.
Posted by PN at 10:37 AM