Years ago, most people only referred to NBA superagent Rich Paul as LeBron James’ close childhood friend, but he’s definitely made a name for himself.
CEO of Klutch Sports, Paul has officially become the most disruptive figure when it comes to sports agents around the league right now, and he’s getting his players huge bags of money every year.
That became even more evident this season, as he made his clients a mind-boggling $445 million in just a 48-hour span at the start of the league’s free agency period, as reported by ClutchPoints.
If your agent is Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, you might want to change your name to 'Rich' as well with all that money. He's definitely cookin' because no one will be left hungry 🤑😤
Draymond Green — 4 years/$100 million
Fred VanVleet — 3 years/$130 million
Jerami Grant — 5… pic.twitter.com/910uHObQFJ
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 3, 2023
Paul got Draymond Green a four-year deal with the Golden State Warriors worth $100 million; Fred VanVleet a three-year pact with the Houston Rockets worth $130 million; Jerami Grant a five-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $160 million; and figured out a new deal between Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz for three years and $55 million.
The craziest part is that Green and Clarkson could’ve arguably gotten slightly more money somewhere else, but they chose to give their teams somewhat of a discount.
Paul has played a very significant role in the player empowerment movement, and it just feels like his clients will always get what they’re due, even if that means thinking outside of the box or forcing their team’s hands to do right by him.
Klutch Sports has become a bit of an empire overnight, and it doesn’t seem like that money-making machine is going to stop any time soon.
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