Ovechkin ESPN The Magazine Cover Boy

ERIC ADELSON – ESPN THE MAGAZINE Standing at the podium, he smiles while waving at the masses gathered on the century-old steps beneath him. “Thank you,” he yells to the mob. “Thank you for your support.” He looks across Pennsylvania Avenue to those chanting his name and notices that passengers on a sightseeing bus are craning for a glimpse. He’s surrounded by Washington dignitaries—current mayor Adrian Fenty and former mayor Marion Barry among them—and framed from behind by a government building and men in dark sunglasses. Finally the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:54-04:00September 29th, 2008|All News, Talent Marketing|

Brandon Roy Dedicates Court to City of Seattle

By Steve Shay With the snip of a scissors the purple ribbon dropped and Brandon Roy basketball court was reborn Wednesday afternoon. The refurbished outdoor court, south of the Delridge Community Center, was once the healthy hangout for the Portland Trailblazer who fans call “Broy.” The court was renamed in his honor. “It’s incredible to be back with my family,” said Roy, a 6-6 guard, following the ceremony. He was toting his 18 month-old son, Brandon Jr. “I’ve had so many memories from this court when I worked [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:54-04:00September 18th, 2008|All News, Talent Marketing|

‘3 Points’ shows Tracy McGrady’s African journey

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Basketball all-star Tracy McGrady certainly enjoys a good life. “Am I spoiled?” he asks. “Yes, I’m spoiled.”McGrady’s first paycheck came from Adidas in a $500,000 endorsement deal, and his first job was playing in the NBA. The Houston Rockets guard/forward lives in a mansion, has no shortage of jewelry and clothes, and flies on private planes.Unlike so many professional athletes, though, McGrady chose to leave all such luxuries behind and see firsthand how the world’s least fortunate survive. His riches-to-rags [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:54-04:00September 16th, 2008|All News, Talent Marketing|

Ovechkin Joins Nearly 100 Kids on Ice For Charity

Reigning NHL most valuable player Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals took to the ice Monday night, hosting nearly 100 youth hockey players age 6 to 14 in the Crazy Eights Skills Session at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Ovechkin skated for an hour with the youth hockey players, joining them in drills, passing the puck and sharing tips on how to one day make it to the NHL. “The kids seem to be having a good time, which is the best part,” Ovechkin said while signing [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:55-04:00September 15th, 2008|All News, Talent Marketing|