Players are the new owners in professional sports. Photo: SCMP Graphics/Adolfo Arranz
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

The Monstars have taken over: welcome to the players’ age of professional sports

  • The 1996 movie ‘Space Jam’, an often overlooked but brilliant sports film, predicted a sea change when it comes to players and team owners
  • Now powerful personal brands, athletes have figured out they hold all the cards, not their billionaire owners

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Players are the new owners in professional sports. Photo: SCMP Graphics/Adolfo Arranz
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