OT: Rob Pelinka: 5th best agent in sports

Submitted by Hoke_Floats on December 1st, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Deadspin just rated the 12 best agents in sports and Rob Pelinka came in 5th



5.) Rob Pelinka

The 12 Best Sports Agents In The WorldAgency: Landmark Sports Agency

Top current deals:

$83.5M contract for Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)

$80M contract for Andre Igoudala (Philadelphia 76ers)

$76M contract for Carlos Boozer (Chicago Bulls)

$57M contract for Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats)

Top deals value: $297M

The 1993 NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year is a natural fit for sports agency. Rob Pelinka played in two Final Fours while at the University of Michigan and then went to get his law degree and business degree at U-M. By the time he graduated, Pelinka was friends with several NBA players, like former teammate Chris Webber. He also got a break meeting top agent and U-M graduate Arn Tellem, according to the Ann Arbor News.

Today, Pelinka is one of the top NBA agents, best known for representing the highest-paid NBA player, Kobe Bryant.