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Boardroom is a sports, media and entertainment brand co-founded by Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman and focused on the intersection of sports and entertainment. Boardroom’s flagship media arm features premium video/audio, editorial, daily and weekly newsletters, showcasing how athletes, executives, musicians and creators are moving the business world forward. Boardroom’s ecosystem encompasses B2B events and experiences (such as its renowned NBA and WNBA All-Star events) as well as ticketed conferences such as Game Plan in partnership with CNBC. Our advisory arm serves to consult and connect athletes, brands and executives with our broader network and initiatives.

Recent film and TV projects also under the Boardroom umbrella include the Academy Award-winning Two Distant Strangers (Netflix), the critically acclaimed scripted series SWAGGER (Apple TV+) and Emmy-nominated documentary NYC Point Gods (Showtime).

Boardroom’s sister company, Boardroom Sports Holdings, features investments in emerging sports teams and leagues, including the Major League Pickleball team, the Brooklyn Aces, NWSL champions Gotham FC, and MLS’ Philadelphia Union.

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May 8, 2024

Boardroom & MLB Form Strategic Partnership

Following the success of Boardroom and Major League Baseball’s inaugural dinner in Phoenix during Spring Training, Boardroom and MLB are announcing a strategic partnership that will bring some of the best players in the league together with athletes, executives, and entertainers for a curated event series and storytelling and amplification across Boardroom’s platform. Designed for networking and long-term relationship building for players, these one-of-a-kind events will be centered around key moments in the MLB season as part of the league’s player marketing efforts. The partnership will also be supported by Boardroom social amplification and content creation. Attendees at the inaugural event included Mookie Betts, Julio Rodríguez, Hunter Greene, Dansby Swanson, Rob Manfred, CC Sabathia, Kevin Durant, and many more.


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A'ja Wilson Joins Serena Williams, Caitlin Clark on Iconic Gatorade Roster

Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson is officially teaming up with Gatorade, the company announced Tuesday. She joins a stacked roster that includes Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Luka Dončić, and Caitlin Clark. “Partnering with Gatorade is a dream come true,” Wilson said. “They’ve been fueling me on and off the court since I started out, and like I’ve said before — Gatorade helped me get my MVP, for sure.” Set to enter her seventh pro season when the league tips off next week, the two-time WNBA MVP and two-time Defensive Player of the Year looks to lead Las Vegas to a third consecutive championship in 2024.

Apple Reveals New iPad Pro, iPad Air, Pencil Pro & Magic Keyboard

For the first time since October 2022, Apple announced two new versions of its iPad Pro and iPad Air at its “Let Loose” event on Tuesday. “This is the biggest day for iPad since its introduction,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. In what the company is calling its thinnest product ever, the new iPad Pro will come in two sizes — an 11-inch screen ($999) and a 13-inch one ($1,299) — and will boast Apple’s new M4 chip. The iPad Air will also come in the same sizes for $599 (11-inch) and $799 (13-inch), respectively, and will be powered by M2 chips. Apple also announced a couple of other new products that can be used with the new iPads, such as the Magic Keyboard ($249 or $299, size dependent) and the Apple Pencil Pro ($129).

TikTok Sues U.S. Government Over 'Sell or Ban' Bill

TikTok isn’t going down without a fight. Just weeks after President Joe Biden signed a bill demanding parent company ByteDance sell the company or face a ban in America, TikTok is suing the U.S. government, claiming the law violates the First Amendment. The social media company also argues that the 270-day timeline given makes a sale “simply not possible” and that selling its U.S. operations isn’t “commercially, technologically, or legally feasible.” This certainly won’t be the end of this ongoing legal battle, either; many predict the case will reach as high as the Supreme Court before a resolution is reached.

Disney Stock Falls, Eyes Streaming Profitability by End of Year

Disney‘s stock fell as much as 11% on Tuesday after the company revealed underwhelming quarterly earnings, despite posting better-than-expected profits in its most-recent quarter. The company said the direct-to-consumer section of its entertainment streaming segment, which includes Disney+ and Hulu, posted an operating income of $47 million, a far cry from the $587 million loss from Q2 2023. This was the first time in history that Disney+ and Hulu made a combined profit in a quarter. However, it wasn’t all positive for Disney‘s streaming platforms, as ESPN+ recorded an operating loss of $18 million, a hefty 97% decrease from last year. While planning for DTC to be in the red next quarter, Disney expects to be fully profitable by Q4.

Travis Scott is Taking 'Utopia' Tour to Europe

Following the success of his U.S. tour, Travis Scott is taking UTOPIA: CIRCUS MAXIMUS overseas to Europe. “Europe we on the way. Tickets on sale Friday, May 10. Bringing Circus Maximus over the pond. Let’s make this one the best. Can’t wait to see you alllll,” Scott announced in an Instagram post. The 12-stop tour is set to begin on June 28 in the Netherlands and will wrap up on July 27 in Germany. Travis and Co. will also make stops in Paris, Italy, and the UK, to name a few, along the way.