Iconic George Steinbrenner (1930-2010) dies, and Lebron James abdicates the Cleveland throne: Who is the King now - the Labrand?

July 13, 2010
Hosted by Ida R. Muorie

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Episode Description

Cliff Johnson says goodbye to the Iconic Boss of the Yankees, George Steinbrenner, as Ida Muorie, Host takes Cliff Johnson down memory lane, when he was a member of the 1977 and 1978 World Series Championship team. In addition, Ida welcomes three special guest to her sports panel to discuss the fallout of Lebron's decision:. Angelo Wright Agent and Director of Client Management of SportsWest Football, and "Dollar Bill" Waller, former New Orleans Saint, Iconic Sports and Entertainment Agent voted Agent of the year in 1982, and currently COO & Cheif of Licensing for Global Icon and Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Mr. Lloyd Price; and author, Mark Johnson, who wrote a tribute to his father Andy Johnson former NBA Player and Harlem Globetrotter entitled " Basketball Slaves." Angelo Wright and Bill Waller are no stranger to mega negotiation and "free agency and licensing contracts," and are able to give a fresh spin on the impact of Lebron's decision to go public. Mark Johnson, however, gives a heart wrenching account of quota system in the NBA, and why the Globetrotter was formed, and why Lebron decision was genius. , long-term sports agent Angelo Wright of SportsWest Sports of San Francisco Bay area; and Iconic Sports and Entertainment agent, William "Dollar-bill" Waller,Jr. to talk about the biggest sports frenzy of the century that commanded 10 million viewers. The fallout from Lebron James signing as a free agent with Miami has called into question the theory of "collusion" by some NBA teams, "tampering" by the Heat by some teams, and verbal rants of Lebron James former team owner Dan Gilbert. The panel will try to make sense of the scenario by discussing "free agency," and the impact that the Miami 3 decision will have on all sports leagues, and to discuss if this was the worst decision that Lebron James made or his easiest.

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The Sportsmavericks Show©

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The Sportsmavericks Show redefines the elite athlete by bridging the gap between parents, athletes and the community. Host Ida Muorie, a.k.a. The Oprah of Sports brings to the VoiceAmerica Network original programming - balancing the pursuit of academic excellence and sports participation. The Sportsmavericks Show airs every Tuesday evening at 5 PM/PST, 8 PM/EST on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. Listeners will be engaged in straightforward talk, spontaneous and unscripted by the experts. Ida and her guests will explore the challenges of success and failure in sports, and will help athletes and their parents navigate the transition from high school, college and then on to the pros. We put “fun” back into sports, and recognize role models in sports through our “Sportsmavericks All-Star Award” program. Tune in Tuesday evenings at 5 PM/PST with Ida Muorie and The Sportsmavericks Show, right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

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Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie, JD is a sports advocate, author, college professor, renowned speaker, personal coach, financial strategist, international spokesperson, lawyer and the President and CEO of Sportsmavericks, Inc. Sportsmavericks is a Community Education and Sports Network company that offers services in life coaching, consulting, diversity training, publishing, community events and video conferencing workshops for sports professionals, student athletes and parents of athletes. In 2004, Muorie combined her experience in sports education with 20 years of financial experience, to launch the first sports talk show on The VoiceAmerica Network. She is also the host and producer of the audio series-- Laying The Foundation For Excellent: “Survival Guide IV Student Athletes,” the DVD, “Finding The (Sports) Woman In You,” and the author of “The Pro-Ready Impact Principles,” and “The Financial Playbook For Athletes.”

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