Super Agents In Turf Battle Over Role In Lebron James Deal

09/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Los Angeles Times

Usually, when agents score a big deal they like to boast about it.

But Creative Artists Agency has been curiously mum about a bona fide coup involving NBA superstar client LeBron James, who will announce where he will play next season Thursday night during an hourlong prime time special on ESPN.

Here's one reason: William Morris Endeavor Agency Co-Chief Executive Ari Emanuel was behind the scenes working with James' camp on the deal. Veteran sportscaster Jim Gray recounted the story on Dan Patrick's radio show this morning.

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