The NCAA's "Rich Paul Rule" is BS.
The NCAA has announced a new rule for agents that appears to be a direct response to super agent Rich Paul, who currently represents a plethora of NBA stars including LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and Draymond Green.
According to reports, the NCAA issued the memo to agents on Monday, revealing a new set of criteria that all agents must abide by if they want to represent student-athletes entering the NBA Draft. The requirements are as follows:
- A bachelor's degree
- NBPA certification for at least three consecutive years
- An in-person exam taken at the NCAA office in Indianapolis in early November
LeBron James has dubbed the NCAA's new rule the "Rich Paul Rule," because of the bachelor's degree requirement. Paul, the founder of Klutch Sports Group, started working with LeBron just a few years after high school and built his empire without ever graduating from college. Under the new format, he wouldn't be able to represent underclassmen contemplating a jump to the NBA.
Since word of the "Rich Paul Rule" broke on Tuesday night, a number of NBA stars, celebrities, analysts and fans took to social media to voice their opinions. Check out the reactions below.