Paul, who represents LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, Draymond Green, among others, and recently brought his Klutch Sports Group under the United Talent Agency umbrella, began working with James a couple of years after high school and didn't graduate from college.
The Los Angeles Lakers star and friend, client and business partner of Paul slammed the rule on Twitter on Tuesday, dubbing it "The Rich Paul Rule" while labeling the NCAA as "BIG MAD and Scared". As soon as the rule was announced, many figured that rule was made because of high-profiled agent Rich Paul.
Well, now CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reports the NCAA has established the criteria for agents who are going to represent these student-athletes. Check out the reactions below.
Get a bachelor's degree, says the NCAA. LeBron James appears to think that is the case. Who knows? It's unclear why the NCAA would specifically target Paul.
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The NCAA sent out a memo to agents earlier this week detailing the "launch of the NCAA Agent Certification Application".
"All applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree, be in good standing with the NBPA, have been NBPA certified for a minimum of three consecutive years and maintain professional liability insurance."
Among Paul's clients is Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Darius Bazley, who had a message to everyone trying to stop his agent.
The NCAA just proposed a new set of rules for agents seeking to represent student-athletes. Nothing will stop this movement and culture over here.