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The NCAA Doesn’t Speak for College Athletes

A new generation of African American agents wants basketball players to get a better deal. The college-sports organization moved to exclude new blood.
Source: Gregory Payan / AP

Nicole Lynn is an attorney and a former Wall Street analyst. She is also an agent for Young Money APAA Sports, which is owned by the rapper Lil Wayne. In this year’s NFL draft, Lynn became the first black woman to represent a top-three pick. In January, she is scheduled to take the National Basketball Players Association’s certification exam for agents. , Lynn posted a video saying she was seeking her NBPA certification and referred to it as a divine calling. “When God puts something on your heart,” Lynn said, “when he tells you

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