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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 31, 2024

Caitlin Clark's First WNBA Win Garners Record ION Audience

It took longer than Caitlin Clark would’ve liked, but the Indiana Fever rookie finally got the first win of her young WNBA career with a win over the Los Angeles Sparks. A record audience on ION TV tuned in to watch Clark nearly register a triple-double, averaging 724,000 viewers and peaking at 981,000, according to Nielsen. The mark was a 62% increase over any household WNBA offering on ION all of last season.

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Usher & Victoria Monét to Receive ASCAP Awards

Singer-songwriters Usher and Victoria Monét will receive the Voice of the Culture Award and the Vanguard Award, respectively, from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). They will be honored at an ASCAP party in Los Angeles on June 27 to celebrate its top rhythm and soul music songwriters and publishers. These are just the latest accolades for Usher and Monét after both took home awards at the NAACP Image Awards in March.

Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham Boasts Highest Transfer Value in World

Ahead of playing his old team in the UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday, Real Madrid‘s Jude Bellingham has already earned the title of most valuable player in the world. According to a study done by the CIES Football Observatory, Bellingham‘s estimated transfer value sits at $280.4 million. Manchester City‘s Erling Haaland follows in second at $255.3 million, while fellow Madrid teammate Vinícius Júnior rounds out the top three at $240.8 million.

Foot Locker Stock Rises 20% Following Strong Q1 Report

Despite seeing net income and sales drop from a year ago, Foot Locker‘s plan to turn things around appears to be headed in the right direction. The company revealed a better-than-expected first-quarter report on Thursday, posting just a 1.8% decline in comparable sales versus the projected 3.1%, per StreetAccount. With numbers from the “Lace Up” strategy campaign pointing to a steadiness for the rest of the fiscal year, Foot Locker‘s stock soared 20% on Thursday.

Alexis Morris Signs with AND1, Becomes Brand's First Woman Ambassador

Alexis Morris has signed a deal with basketball and lifestyle brand AND1, the company announced Thursday. The former NCAA champion at LSU currently plays for the Harlem Globetrotters. After winning a title with the Tigers in 2023, Morris was drafted by the Connecticut Sun. Known for its famous “Mixtape Tour” in the 1990s, AND1 is dubbing Morris the “First Lady of AND1.”

New York Mets Partner with Range Sports in Content Deal

The New York Mets have agreed to a content deal with Range Sports, the sports division of Range Media Partners. The partnership will initially use short-form content to “focus on off-field storytelling around the team, players and the culture of Mets fans.” The Mets will also have the opportunity to collaborate with some of Range’s clients in the music and influencer space.