Rich Paul, agent and great friend of LeBron James runs Klutch Sports Group. As he celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the sports agency he founded he confirms in an interview that the agency has negotiated over $1 billion in contracts for their athletes.
Two weeks ago, Paul conversed with Rap Radar’s Elliot Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller on his company’s success. During the conversation, he speaks about how he is able to run his company and how he has built the business.
According to AfroTech, in April 2023, Nicole Lynn, who is part of Klutch Sports Agency was able to negotiate the richest contract in NFL history when quarterback, Jalen Hurts signed a contract extension. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback inked a deal totaling five years, $255 million, that also included nearly $180 million of the contract guaranteed.
Paul, who came up as part of James’ circle of friends, started his career working under sports agent, Leon Rose who represented James at the time. He left to start Klutch Sports Agency and brought his friend along with him. The agency now represents over 120 clients, including Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, and Trae Young.
When he first started the agency, he had doubters that had no faith in his ability.
“You gotta remember, 10 years prior, it was, ‘This isn’t gonna last. Not to take him serious. It’s only about LeBron so to speak.’ But now, we’re here in a real way,” Paul said to the Rap Radar co-hosts.
He also expresses that he is looking forward to what the future has in store for him and the company.
The success of his agency is just one thing people talk about. Paul is also dating singer Adele and can be seen at the Lakers game with her by his side.
Rich Paul Confirms Klutch Sports Group Negotiated More than $2B in Deals