Rich Kleiman Rumors
James’ fellow NBA MVPs, Stephen Curry ($86.2 million) and Durant ($85.9 million) rank sixth and seventh among the highest-paid. Curry has his own brand within Under Armour, and a multimedia company, Unanimous Media. Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures is run by his longtime business partner Rich Kleiman. It has 32 full-time employees focused on KD’s endorsements, an 80-plus company investment portfolio, film and TV projects, as well as sports and entertainment business media network Boardroom.
Sports and live entertainment investment company Oak View Group has broken ground on a $150 million renovation project at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena. OVG is working with Baltimore Development Corp. and Thirty Five Ventures, an investment firm launched by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and investor Rich Kleiman, on the project. It will be fully funded by OVG and Thirty Five Ventures.
The project is expected to be completed by Feb.1, 2023. The arena was once the home of the Baltimore Bullets (basketball), Blast (soccer), and Skipjacks (hockey). The facility will host NBA exhibitions, UFC, tennis, NCAA, and mixed martial arts events.
“Kevin does very, very few brand deals and that was by design,” Rich Kleiman, Durant’s longtime manager and co-founder of his firm, said in an interview. “They’re this new model of brand partner for us, where they do integrate in all different parts of our business.”