Rich Paul Rumors
NBA free agency began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday with some of the league’s most influential people in town for the wedding of Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. Bledsoe is represented by sports agent Rich Paul, who also manages the career of lifelong friend LeBron James. Paul arrived in Birmingham on Friday along with Wizards guard John Wall. James is also scheduled to be in the wedding. The NBA’s best player, James has played in seven consecutive NBA Finals. He is close friends with Bledsoe, and helped mentor the guard early in his NBA career.
Why didn’t James tell his close friend? “Of course I asked, why wouldn’t you tell Dwyane?” Windhorst said on the podcast. “If you guys are the greatest of friends, why wouldn’t you tell him? And the answer that Rich Paul gave me, I thought at first it sounded kind of fishy. But the more you think about it, the more it’s true and tells you how they thought about this. They couldn’t ask Dwyane to carry that secret. It would have been unfair to put him in that position because obviously the Heat would have expected him to tell them.”