For many professional basketball players, the acquired skills of the game began by shooting hoops in the driveway or at the local park with friends and family.

As they improved their skills at dribbling, shooting, running, and jumping in high school and college, they may have dreamed of being one of the players on an NBA team or playing on an overseas team and seeing the world.

Of course, the dream journey to becoming a professional player doesn’t usually include the business side of basketball, such as:

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  • Contracts
  • Negotiations
  • Understanding Obligations
  • Ensuring Coverage of Expenses
  • Brand and Trademark Protections
  • Establishing Charitable Foundations

Those are the skills and responsibilities of an entertainment and sports attorney.

As a sports attorney, my job is to make sure you’re legally represented on the court and off the court. We’ll get to the details of what that entails below.

But first, if you’re on your way to playing college basketball or becoming a professional player, there will be contracts and other details where legal representation would be invaluable.

If you’d like direct, one-on-one sports law guidance, we’re available for a free consultation.

Give our Sports and Entertainment Lawyer at Fusco Law Group a call at (904) 567-3113

What an Experienced Sports Attorney Can Offer Basketball Players

College Basketball Player Legal Representation

Stepping off the high school court onto college commitments of the NCAA is a huge step for every basketball player.

The guidance and representation of an experienced sports attorney may help make the terms of that experience more beneficial for you.

A sports or entertainment attorney can review offers and contracts from various colleges to help the family make a knowledgeable decision that’s best for the basketball player.

Additionally, legal representation from a full-service law firm like Fusco Law Group can be invaluable if incidents such as DUIs and accusations arise that jeopardize the player’s college career.

Professional Basketball Player Legal Representation

Moving up into the professional basketball arena isn’t just where you’re playing—it’s about who you’re becoming. For many, this is where they become a celebrity. It also could be the start of a highly lucrative career.

That’s where having representation from an experienced entertainment and sports attorney comes into play.

An experienced sport or entertainment attorney can provide a variety of legal guidance services including:

  • Negotiated team, sponsorship, and television contracts that are in the best interest of the player
  • Negotiate salary, bonuses, and compensation on behalf of the player
  • Brand and trademark protection
  • Establishing a charitable foundation, trusts, and estates

Additionally, having a full-service law firm like Fusco Law Group by the player’s side can be priceless if the player finds themselves in a legal dilemma. A DUI, an arrest, or an accusation can derail a basketball player’s career as we’ve seen happen to sports figures and celebrities over these past years.

Keep in mind, experienced attorneys can help clean up legal messes. That’s why it’s smart to have one always by your side.

If you’d like direct, one-on-one sports law guidance, we’re available for a free consultation.

Give our Sports and Entertainment Lawyer at Fusco Law Group a call at (904) 567-3113

Frequently Asked Questions about Sport Attorneys

How can a Sports Attorney Help College Basketball Players?

A sports attorney’s representation can be invaluable both on the court and off the court. If a recruited basketball player has been made an offer from a college or multiple colleges, an experienced sports attorney can provide invaluable guidance to the player and their family. Additionally, legal representation can be vital if incidents such as DUIs and accusations arise that jeopardize the player’s college career.

What does a Sports Attorney Do for Professional Basketball Players?

A sports attorney can be an invaluable asset for a basketball player’s career. They are essentially the player’s lawyer looking out for their best interest in contracts (team, sponsorships, broadcast, trademarks, etc.), legal, and financial situations. Additionally, legal representation can be priceless if the player finds themselves in a legal dilemma. A DUI, an arrest, or an accusation can derail a basketball player’s career as we’ve seen happen to sports figures and celebrities over these past years.

Get the Legal Help You Need for a Basketball Career

An experienced Sports or Entertainment Lawyer can help you represent your best interests during your basketball career.

Contact the Fusco Law Group: (904) 567-3113