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March 31, 2014 Updates

Kansas freshman pheonom Andrew Wiggins announced today that he will declare for the NBA Draft. The 6-8 athletic forward is a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. According to league sources, Wiggins is in the process of choosing between Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation and one other unknown agency for player representation. Rich Paul, LeBron James’ agent, was rumored to be in the mix but we were informed Paul never recruited the forward. CSNNW.com

March 9, 2014 Updates

In order for LeBron to entertain the idea of some day returning to Cleveland, Grant had to repair that relationship. That’s what made the Yahoo Sports story a few weeks ago misguided. Grant was portrayed in it as the scapegoat, the bumbling general manager who missed on so many top picks in the draft and squandered away any chance at James returning. In truth, Grant’s relationship with Paul was the launching point to any reasonable thought about James ever coming home. Akron Beacon Journal

January 30, 2014 Updates

It is not much of a secret that possible No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins has been associated with agent Rich Paul of LRMR Marketing, the agency that represents LeBron James. Paul has had particular success recruiting Canadian players, and has counted San Antonio’s Cory Joseph and Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson—both from Toronto, like Wiggins—among his clients. Most fellow agents expect Wiggins to sign with Paul whenever he declares for the draft. Sporting News

It is possible, too, a source told Sporting News, that Paul could score a double win with Duke standout Jabari Parker. Paul is believed to be a candidate to represent Parker. But Parker is a Chicago native and former Bulls guard B.J. Armstrong—who works with agent Arn Tellem—is in the mix for Parker, too. Sporting News

September 10, 2013 Updates

James has vowed not to seriously consider free agency or even talk about it until after this upcoming season with the Miami Heat. He plans to address it, as briefly as he can, on the first day of camp and then try to table it for the rest of the season. He has even squashed talk about it in his inner circle. "All LeBron is thinking about is winning a third straight title," said Rich Paul, James' agent. "He has no interest in talking about next season and everyone around him knows it." ESPN.com

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Anthony's business manager Robert "Bay" Frazier confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com that he's discussing potential business together with LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul. What those collaborations could be are unknown at this time. Something to keep in mind: Melo and LeBron both have early termination options going into the 2014-15 season. ESPN.com

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Simmons breaks down why he thinks James will eventually join forces with music mogul Jay-Z, who recently divested his interest in the Brooklyn Nets in order to partner with Creative Artists Agency as a sports agent. This is the same agency that James left back in September to sign with childhood friend and former CAA agent Rich Paul as part of a new agency called Klutch Sports. To be clear, Simmons offers a disclaimer that his idea is his own and not based on the sort of insider info that Simmons so often cites. USA Today Sports

The man at the center of the proposed reunion is William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley, the CAA coach's agent whose ties to James have been well-chronicled and, as the premise goes, has such an overwhelming and eternal influence on the best basketball player on the planet that he'll convince him to come back. But there is no reason to anticipate this happening. The time has officially come to stop romanticizing the relationship with James and Wesley, and not only because of the obvious fact that the soon-to-be four-time MVP was willing to leave him behind and work with Paul in a partnership that isn't ending anytime soon. The 'Worldwide Wes' factor as it related to James had a Wizard-of-Oz feel to it all along, but the reality in the here and now is that James has long since moved on from that overhyped chapter and, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the two hardly, if ever, speak these days.The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of their relationship. USA Today Sports

April 24, 2013 Updates
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Chris Broussard: Texas' Myck Kabongo signs w/Rich Paul's Klutch Sports, sources say. Kabongo - 14p, 5a, 5r - seen as 1R pick, range is late lotto to early 2R Twitter

March 13, 2013 Updates

Every year, Businessweek produces the Power 100, a compilation that ranks the world’s best-performing athletes based on statistics, the popularity and viewing audience of their sports, endorsement earnings, and their reach on social media. The rankings are curated by CSE and Horrow Sports Ventures, which use E-Poll Market Research and Nielsen/E-Poll N-Score data to determine the list. Last year, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees topped the charts. This year’s Power 100, which was announced this morning, is led by LeBron James of the NBA’s Miami Heat. We decided to take the top 25 names on the 2013 Power 100 list and provide them here, along with their agents, as a unique feature offered only by Sports Agent Blog. The athletes and their rankings, sport and representatives, are located below. Sports Agent Blog

January 31, 2013 Updates
January 20, 2013 Updates

Paul, a graduate of Benedictine High School, has begun a working relationship with Cleveland agent Mark Termini, who will oversee contract negotiations for Paul’s clients. Termini founded Mark Termini Associates Inc. in 1986 and has negotiated more than $400 million in pro sports salaries. He has represented 15 first-round picks in the NBA and served on the Agent Advisory Committee to the National Basketball Players Association for the 1993, 1997 and 2003 NBA collective bargaining negotiations. Morning Journal

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