- Rich Paul has a long list of clients in the NBA, including icon LeBron James
- But not one of those players is both US-born and white
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Rich Paul believes white American athletes don’t trust black sports agents, as he said on a radio program on Tuesday.
Known as LeBron James’ longtime agent, Paul has created a basketball empire with his Klutch Sports Group, which represents many other players in the NBA.
Yet there is a certain demographic he can’t seem to crack.
“I was talking to a friend of mine who works in sports, and he said that no matter how successful Rich Paul is, white athletes and white families don’t trust a black sports agent,” Clay Cane told Paul on “The Clay stick Show’
“So I wanted to know: Is that your – is that an accurate statement?
Rich Paul made the comments Tuesday during “The Clay Cane Show” on SiriusXM
Paul said he has one white European client: Bosnian Jusuf Nurkic
“That’s right, yes,” Paul replied.
‘They are not international players, because international players actually have a different view on it…. But if you grew up in Indiana or Georgia, or Oklahoma, or even Ohio, for that matter. Yes No.’
‘You would think there would be a line down the street, but there isn’t. Yes.’
Paul said he has one white client: Jusuf Nurkic of the Suns, who is from Bosnia.
Paul has been in a relationship with British pop star Adele since 2021. They can be seen here at the Grammys
The 41-year-old’s agency has become a major player in the NBA, with the likes of Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox and Anthony Davis among its clients.
Paul has also been in a relationship with pop star Adele since 2021.
He documented his rise to success in his just-released memoir, “Lucky Me.”