LeBron James is speaking out about the NCAA's new rule, which LeBron believes unfairly targets him and his close friend and agent Rich Paul, pictured right. The new NCAA policy has been dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule", even though it doesn't mention him at all.

The new NCAA policy prohibits agents who dropped out of college - such as Rich Paul - from signing college athletes to his sports agency. Under the new requirements Paul can't approach or even speak to a NCAA athlete who is heading to the NBA or NFL. The super agent is pictured right with his No. 1 client and Savannah James.

According to the new policy, agents who sign college sports stars to their sports agencies must have a bachelor's degree, among other stringent requirements. Rich Paul does not have a college degree, nor does he meet the other NCAA requirements for sports agents.

LeBron (and others) called the new rules "racist" and discriminatory against his friend - and himself in particular.

On his Fox Sports radio show, Doug Gottlieb said the so-called "Rich Paul Rule" has nothing to do with LeBron or Rich Paul. Gottlieb, who is not a licensed therapist, claims this latest tantrum is just more proof that LeBron suffers from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Watch the video below.
 

 

Photos by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images, Johnny Nunez/WireImage

  • Kimberly King

    They saw first hand how much success this black man had with no degree and got triggered. Coming from a person who has multiple degrees (and is going back to school this fall), degrees don't always trump experience. LBJ is correct: This was a shot at Rich. But they can't stop the movement. These kids know who Rich is.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Doug looks like a meth head. The NCAA is nothing but the damn mob policing athletes-black folk’s bodies and exploiting them for profit. This rule is stupid but it’s not even written to be enforced in all NCAA sports-only basketball. That’s a huge red flag that shows the intent of the rule.

  • free

    i thought you had to be an attorney so those that aren't team up with attorneys--at least in the NFL. correct me if i'm wrong.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    They will do anything to keep the minorities down !!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    They change the rules as soon as Black people profit.
    Rich Paul doesn't have a college degree but real life experience and has made and secured MILLIONS for folk.
    Watch how many non degree white agents are going to lose out behind this

  • CardiB’sAbs

    About a billion dollars in total for his clients

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm going to need him to enroll in ICDC or some other for profit online program and get a bachelor's degree in 11 months and 3 weeks. Don't let these cracka ass cracks keep you from a dollar bro.

  • Kimberly King

    They will spite their OWN just to make sure the blacks don't profit.

  • iWasteTime

    Yass! And secure every body.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's the part that gets me. Why just do it for basketball and not football? Definitely makes it seem like it's targeted. And the fact that it looks like it's targeted toward one of the more successful BLACK agents is not a good look.

  • Coy little wink

    Haters gonna hate ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They don’t like seeing us get paid LOL. It’s quite funny.

  • MyNameIs

    What is the obsession they have with Lebron diagnosed as?

  • Bree

    I'm disappointed that we are still fighting foolishness like this in 2019. They will do ANYTHING to keep a black man down. I'm an LBJ fan, never paid attention to his narcissistic behavior. I just like to watch him hoop.

  • Kimberly King

    Haterism.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These are some of Rich Paul's clients:
    https://hoopshype.com/reps/rich-paul/

    Degree or no degree, the man knows what he's doing. The NCAA could easily make an exception that the person should have 5-10 years NBA experience if they don't have a degree... but I'm guessing they won't do that. LeBron has a right to be ticked off about this.

  • Myopinion

    Why does a confident, assertive black man have to be labeled a narcissist. There are only three types of black men you ever hear labeled and that's thug, effeminate and narcissist. This narrative needs to change. Is this the only way society see our brothers?

  • T865!

    Whites doing what they’ve been bred to do?????

  • KarmaBackAround

    They are unfairly doing this tho! More room for rich white men who family paid their way thru college to be the front runner..so unfair! So what if a man doesnt have a bachelors degree if he is good at being a agent smh

  • Seldomseen

    No know much about sports, but black people must have been making too much money.....

  • Ni Ni

    White folks create this ish as they go along. I'm with Lebron on this one.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't trust most of these for-profit degree programs... but I get your point. Just do an accredited online degree, and that will shut the haters up. He shouldn't have to go thru all that, but I'd say just do it and get it over with.

  • Seldomseen

    I hope Lebrun opens a university and grants him a degree. You can do it King James

  • bemetoo

    Chile these whites just can’t stand self made successful blk people

  • JazzyBossyJen

    I’m sure that opioid heroine looking fiend won’t see how blatant that bs rule is toward minorities. Ugh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    NBA agents receive up to 4% of the athlete's playing contract, and roughly 10 to 20% of the athlete's endorsement contract. So yeah, I'd say this guy Rich Paul is getting paid.

  • KarmaBackAround

    They say HE cant approach..never said up coming athletes cant pursue him first ???? loophole!

  • Decked Out

    #zackly - They just MAD.

  • Decked Out

    THEY always change the RULES when THEY ain't making the $$$$
    Get yo azz an Online Degree asap. Or just do what THEY do "BUY IT"

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    They love to change the rules in the middle of the game when its not beneficial for them. What next a career path course ...GTFOH!! I can't ....

  • Nunya Business

    Rich Paul and others like him should get some an agreement with someone with a degree to head his company on a limited time frame and get his degree behind the scenes to show that he won't be sidelined.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    lmao get outta my head chile

  • oshh16

    They been changing rules and LAWS for their benefit for centuries.

  • Nita Pie

    Im with Lebron on this one

  • The Art

    In this instance, what makes a person with a degree anymore qualified than a person without one? Sounds like they're just trying to redistribute the wealth and limit the business opportunities.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That junkie needs a hit! I’m with K. James on this one ?????

  • TheWildChild

    ? Right! Mr. Rich Paul should go ahead and enroll to one of them 'pay-a-fee-get-a-"B" schools real soon. GOTTLIEB is just looking out for his ancestral lineages ?

  • The Art

    They damn sure have. They change zoning laws and property taxes to keep their neighborhoods white all of the time.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I volunteer as tribute

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Just another way of saying “uppity negro”

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I agree...find a loophole like the 1% does with their taxes

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Have this person become the CEO, and he'd be VP or something. For a year or two while he gets his online degree... that way he'd keep making his money.

  • The Art

    He better go to the University of Phoenix or some other online college and just get that degree asap! Allowing someone with a degree to head his company is a recipe for disaster and further loss of business.

  • MrsSpice1

    Says The white man of course ? he would say that about a successful philanthropist of a happily married black man of substance and integrity. I like Lebron and he never comes off that way at all in my opinion. They rather see him doin the typical bs most black atheletes do... ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    In a nutshell, they are BIG MAD that Lebron will not just shut up and play.

  • TheWildChild

    ?Mr. Rich Paul can easily go get him one of them Harvard degrees like Ciara and SwizzBeats and em' . ? Better yet, HBCUs come thru with one of them honorary degrees. What's a crazy known fact, those other agents who hold degrees from 20+yrs ago, are in field areas totally irrelevant of sports management.

  • Sha

    Yes they have!

  • Virgoqween

    Yea he has LeBron, Ant Davis and that yella boy on the Sixers that’s enough right there to piss em off

  • Branch Davidian

    Lebron is extra...but Gottlieb is a fucking hater par excellence...this guy makes me want to stab myself in the ears..

  • Branch Davidian

    Lebron is extra...but Gottlieb is a fucking hater par excellence...this guy makes me want to stab myself in the ears..

  • Seldomseen

    And furthermore, shouldn’t he be grandfathered in

  • Look@m3

    THATS ALL TIT IS!

  • Look@m3

    Makes no sense.....they always creating obstacles... Even with a degree they continue to do this shit. I hope all these athletes go and play overseas and get drafted from a international team.

    IDK why im so upset with this.....

  • Lady_Elle

    So... Gottlieb with a marketing degree can play the role of a Therapist or Psychiatrist?

    They are BIG MAD at Lebron.

  • Mark mcharm

    I read about this and said i knew as soon as they put that man on the cover of sports illustrated the cracker agents would be mad because he has every last major black basketball player And they don't want negroes having this kind of power.

  • Look@m3

    BBIIIIGGGG BIIIGGG MAD! They just don't know we so damn used to dealing with their obstacles its 2nd nature!

  • Look@m3

    Yup!

  • Look@m3

    I was thinking the same thing

  • Soon2BWife

    So to summarize black men are winning in this profession so wyht people are moving the pendulum yet again. What does a bachelor's degree have to do with it? Most of the players they are signing don't even have them. How about they make a degree mandatory to play in the NBA???

  • Look@m3

    Chile...they made the hoop higher because we jumped to high...they change the hoop because we were too damn good at that making shots. It never stops!

  • Look@m3

    ALL THE TIME!!!

  • Look@m3

    HA, they can just go overseas and play, get drafted from another team but Im sure the NCAA will try to team up with the NBA and say you have to go to an American college to get drafted. They think they slick! We see it...

  • THE Queen

    lol, these people are hilarious. Rich.. Get your money love!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    truth!

  • Decked Out

    Yall do know BILL GATES don't have a daym DEGREE right nvm................

  • Nophace

    The Mayo Coalition continues to try and move the goal post when it comes to us. We WILL find another way. They clearly don't know how we move.....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. So according to them, a white guy who got a degree in biology in 1992 is more qualified than Rich Paul, who's been an NBA agent for over 10 years? Ridiculous.

  • Look@m3

    How about Steve Jobs and did Mark Zuckerberg finish college?

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    Another way to keep BLACK MEN from being a part of BIG BUSINESS....they know BLACK MEN LIKE RICH PAUL, JAYZ ETC..WOULD MAKE MONEY, MAKE BETTER DEALS WITH THE PERSPECTIVE ATHLETES, AND FUTURE BBALL ATHLETES WOULD GRAVITATE TOWARD BLACK AGENTS....LOOK AT HOW BLACK FOLK IN JAIL FOR SELLING WEED AND NOW WHITE FOLK ARE MAKING MILLIONS OFF OF IT...PAUL BETTER TAKE SOME COURSES OFF THE INTERNET GET A DEGREE IN SOMETHING FAST AND EASY...AND THROW THAT DEGREE IN THEIR FACE...AND GO GRAB ALL THE POTENTIAL BBALL STARS HE CAN..THAT'S HOW YOU SHUT THEM UP!!!!

  • Decked Out

    I did a slight edit to my comment - THANKS!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So any black man with a healthy dose of self-esteem is a narcissist?

    Go pound sand, white boy.

  • Dr. P

    Lebron is a narcissist, most highly successful people are #shrugs....If his friend wants to continue eating and thriving, get a degree. Could this be about Rich Paul? Probably, but now that it's law, get with it. Lebron can afford to pay someone to breeze through an online program for him. Me personally, I don't want an uneducated fool guiding my son anywhere. Rich seems to be "on" because of his connections to Lebron. And yes there are educated fools out there too, but currently we're discussing the one above...

  • Look@m3

    Haters gone hate....
    Look at this nut below….he said he doesn't want an uneducated person representing his son...but he himself is uneducated. I just cant with these people!

  • wigmon68

    So you don't think there should be any requirements for sports agents. How about real estate, insurance, investment, etc? Seems to me they are trying to protect thousands of student athletes (most of whom are black) as opposed to trying to hold down one particular person because of the color of their skin.

  • Lucky8

    And so what, he has earned it." Carry on Lebron with your narcissistic personality disorder."

  • Dr. P

    PHUCK YOU! I can have an opinion like you have a smelly azzhole

  • wigmon68

    And they didn't go into any field that required any licensing or degree. They might be rich and smart, but they couldn't have been out trying to sell insurance without a license.

  • teather

    Yours is the only comment that matters. Ppl are so brainwashed. This guy above taking about "not wanting uneducated ppl to represent his son" but would rather an educated cracker steal it. I can't with these folks. I always say, "sound of the trumpet" Some will hear, most will not. When we decide to come together as a real community, fools will be left behind. They will be the casualty of unification and we cannot worry about their well-being at the expense of our unity. That's it.

  • EMILY POST

    What a racist rule.... Now people want to talk about racism.... That was designed to attack his agent.
    Which is dumb because the Players don't have to go to College????? The big 5 don't really hire minorities so how would a black agent break into the industry?
    I knew when his agent start dating the non black chicks in entertainment circles they were going to come for their necks. Studying their moves and figuring out how to stop it. ..
    They are protecting their money... That has nothing to do with Lebrons ego... It has more to do with Lebron not being your typical idiotic Black Athlete. It is nothing typical about Lebron moves he was making as a sports figure.
    He was making Big Moves recruiting players and owning his own management. The people in sports like sports players 100% dependent on them... It is about control and the loss of income and they look at it as every player Rich Paul recruits is Money loss... Like I said everybody focused on Trump being racist but the real racist and bigots are in the Entertainment industry start messing with their money..

  • wigmon68

    Not getting paid to as an NFL players agent without a degree:

    https://www.nflpa.com/agents/how-to-become-an-agent

  • wigmon68

    What is racist about the rule?

    Here are the NFL player agent requirements: https://www.nflpa.com/agents/how-to-become-an-agent

  • EMILY POST

    The Rule is 100% to protect those that are at agencies from having their clients stole.
    It is 100% at the disadvantage of people who are black and sports players having the right to choose their own representation. Because what Lebron pulled was the Sports and Entertainment worst Nightmare.
    A Black Man who is in control and black and not all sold out .... The majority of athletes are black in a lot of the Pro Sports and the agents are always fearful someone is going take them away. Signing with Lebrons Rich Paul or even a Master P is cooler and more appealing it is a Threat to their income. So what do they do change the rules to make it harder and keep people out... Black people... Thats a Lib move but they keep those smiles on..... They doing it for you right. They are protecting the players.. I got a bridge to sell you if you dumb enough to believe that LMAO

    Please believe that they are looking at the opportunity cost of every player that they don't sign. Even if Rich Paul gets only 4 people. They want the WHOLE PIE not just a piece.

  • Jen_no_juice

    But there are plenty of smart people who didn't graduate from college. Most of my ancestor had a 3rd grade education and raised plenty of great kids. You don't know this man's intelligence level

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    WOW!...Mark Zuckerberg , Bill Gates, Rockefeller, Richard Branson, just to name a few that DON'T have college degrees, BUT YET folk would lay down their lives to work for them and trust them with their last dime...ALL OF THEM ARE SELF MADE BILLIONAIRES...MY POINT IS THIS ISN'T ABOUT HAVING A COLLEGE DEGREE..THIS IS ABOUT BLACK MEN AND PREVENTING THEM FROM HAVING A SEAT AT THE TABLE ..IT'S UP TO THE ATHLETE TO CHOOSE WHO HE WANTS..IF HE FEELS HIS AGENT NEEDS A DEGREE THEN HE SHOULD GO TO THAT AGENCY..BUT DON'T MAKE A RULE OUT OF NOWHERE BECAUSE YOU NOTICE MORE AND MORE BLACK FOLK ARE GETTING INVOLVED AND OPENING THEIR OWN AGENCIES.

  • Gloria

    They HATE when a black person becomes TOO successful. So they put policies and laws in place to hold them back. Nothing new, sadly smh.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, it won’t stop him or others because the sports agents will get degrees and restructure their agencies so the person signing has a degree, and the corporation in alignment with new bs rules!

  • wigmon68

    Who is preventing Rich Paul and Lebron from meeting the requirements? Are you saying they are incapable of meeting them? The NFL has much stricter policies on agents than this NCAA rule.

  • wigmon68

    Those guys are smart and rich, but they wouldn't be allowed to sell me insurance without the proper training and licensing.

  • Myopinion

    And you know they don't like us being too proud and too free...

  • EMILY POST

    Why do they have to meet requirements that somebody just made up yesterday? Please enlighten the audience on how you become an agent prior to this rule?

  • EMILY POST

    Its not a rule to stop sports agents it's a rule to stop blacks in the future like Rich Paul. The rule is to keep them out not to let sports agents in...

  • Ryan

    It's narrative this particular blog likes to push but I scroll past those. Just came here to say #teamlebron!!

  • wigmon68

    Um, the rules were already in place for the NFL and NBA however there was no NCAA policy that said an unlicensed individual could talk to anyone about becoming their "agent". Read the NFL policy on agent requirements (these have been in place for years): https://www.nflpa.com/agents/how-to-become-an-agent

  • Dowoop

    Lebron may be a narcissist but that is a ridiculous rule. The NCAA does not employ these agents so why do they get to stipulate what level of education they should have?

    Oh and Gottlieb can suck a d!ck.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Being an agent is a sales job, and typically many top sales jobs might prefer candidates with degrees, but ultimately they look at track record or for closers!

    You don’t need a degree to be a stock broker or to buy a seat or have one handed to you, it’s a sales job!

    Sports is a part of the entertainment industry, and now they’re creating the typical weeding out process!

    Normally, there is a grandfather clause when these types of protocol changes are made!

    Jay-z, Rich Paul and others already have legal teams, and will comply and keep on winning!

  • Dowoop

    Get that 3 day Harvard diploma that everyone is getting. Nothing better than making them choke on the rules the set up to hold you back.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    So they are still mad about that Anthony Davis trade huh? If players don't have to go to college to play in the NBA, why do agents need to go to college to manage the players? They say you can play right out of high school, then you can't. Whatever keeps the white man on top.

  • Dr. P

    Agreed. Perhaps you should read my comment to understand instead of reading to argue...

  • Indies beauty

    Weed them out. I paid to much for this degree lol JK before someone gets upset

  • EMILY POST

    I understand what being an agent is and also understand that it is a very well oiled and connected network machine and that they don't like letting outsiders in on their cake. LOL A Weeding out Process... LOL Thats what they are trying to sell to you all.. Please dumb enough to believe that. They have a weeding out process already. How many black agents do you know? I'll wait.. lol You lucky if you see 1 black assistant or secretary.

    Rich Paul is their NIGHTMARE and they will do anything to stop that from happening again..
    The Entertainment industry is very dependent on the players to think a certain way and depend on them in a certain way. Lebron is out of the ordinary... They do not like that at all.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I know you know, that was in reference to those who feel a degree is necessary!

    They are threatened by Rich Paul, Lebron, Jay-z and others who are signing, making big bold moves or those who have the potential!

    I agree with you!

  • EMILY POST

    I met a lot of agents that work in entertainment.. and they are paranoid and greedy asf and guess who is not at their agencies working.... Black people... You see no black people. Maybe 1 at most.

  • Joy King

    GTFOH! If everything in this article up top is true, then YES this is racist and directly targeted at Rich Paul. Some of these entitled rich white men are always looking for ways to shut a successful Black man down because they are jealous. Point, blank, period. Why else would they need to try and regulate what an agent can do.

    The NCAA has been pimping young Black men forever. It still pisses me off that those young men don’t get paid to play in college. And don’t say it’s because they get to attend college for free. Everybody doesn’t want a degree. Their gift is basketball and should be paid accordingly, especially with the millions or billions of dollars college basketball brings in. This new NCAA policy is complete BS.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They know most of those players would sign with someone they can relate to this is another way of changing the rules to keep others out!!! That’s all I got to say about this I’m not I’m the mood today

  • currvalicious

    You may be kidding, but I'm sure that's what those white men are thinking.

  • currvalicious

    It's a certificate.

  • wigmon68

    Do a lot of you when seeking investment advice or to prepare and negotiate a contract do so with people that aren't registered or educated?

    Again, this rule is designed to protect the student athlete, most of whom are black. Again, read the NFL requirements for agents. The NCAA rule is less strict. https://www.nflpa.com/agents/how-to-become-an-agent

  • Ang Hilly

    If you all think it has nothing to do with Rich Paul then ask why now when Rich been signing the top recruits. This was definitely put in place to keep Rich in his place. The rules always change when we beat them at their own game!!

  • Ang Hilly

    Sure he has people for that. He is just the face of the company because of his relationships but almost sure he not writing up legal contracts.

  • Vonda K

    White men hate proud, intelligent and successful Black men such as LeBron. They attempt to discredit them by labeling them crazy, etc...
    They are severely intimidated by a Black man who is confident and doesn’t shuck and jive.
    LeBron, Russell Westbrook and few others are a white mans worst nightmare. They prefer Charles coon Barkley’s.

    After seeing the video of mounted horse back police marching mentally ill black down street circa 1880’s all white folks better steer clear of me right now.

  • wigmon68

    Not talking about Lebron. Talking about Paul who wants to represent athletes as an agent. Now, if Paul (or Lebron) wants to start a company and hire agents that meet the agent requirements, he is more than welcome to do so.

  • wigmon68

    Sports agents already had to have degrees (https://www.nflpa.com/agents/how-to-become-an-agent). The NCAA never had any regulations about who could talk to athletes as "representatives". Now they do. This seems to me to be more in response to the Adidas scandal.

  • Applebootay

    Not "wants to" he's been doing it...hence the "New" rule...white people don't like that...are jealous and envious and hateful...

  • wigmon68

    "You don’t need a degree to be a stock broker"

    While technically you don't need a degree, there isn't a company in America that would hire you without one. Also, you are required to pass several series of exams to become licensed with the tests being as difficult or more so than attaining a college undergrad degree.

  • tj

    Say that again everyday until people get a clue!

  • wigmon68

    The NCAA just passed a rule less than a year ago that allowed athletes to hire agents (they can now hire agents prior to attending nba draft camps and still return to college if they withdraw from the draft). This is a supplement to that rule, so no, neither Paul nor anyone else who isn't an agent has been doing it all along. Paul can still represent any player not retaining NCAA eligibility.

  • Jen_no_juice

    And by saying " I don't want an uneducated fool guiding my son anywhere....And yes there are educated fools out there too, but currently we're discussing the one above..." You imply he is a fool because he's "uneducated" or doesn't have a college degree. I wasn't arguing just informing there are smart "uneducated" (non college graduates) out there which you did not address. You're welcome for the info. Good day

  • Ang Hilly

    That was my point that I am sure that Paul has people i.e. a legal team and financial advisors for that who have all the credentials & accreditations. Let's call a spade a spade here. Folks can turn a blind eye if they want to but we all know the NCAA make billions and the players don't get a dime! They just trying to keep they money all in the family.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    You are right!!! Most laws and policies are put in place to disguise racism. More hoops for certain folk to jump through..

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    The saying goes "They would rather see a monkey with a diamond ring Than a Black Man with anything"!!!!! I also heard that this was directed as Jay Z as well becasue he has an agency...smh

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Rich Paul should have known better tho . The first thing those krackas do is discredit you at the first chance . He rattled the NCAA cages by telling talented players to get paid and bypass college and I applaud him in that , but he also has to realize he is playing in their domain and when practically all of your constituents/ peepers aka White agents have degrees then you should have your ducks Lined up. Don’t give them a reason to isolate you on petty bs like this , Hell they have Colleges In shopping plazas of nearly every neighborhood giving out degrees.

    If he wasn’t associated with Lebron , did he didn’t know Lebron and was a brother starting his own agency without a degree , do you honestly think any player would be ok with him overseeing his finances.

    What’s good for the goose is good for then gander .it just doesn’t effect him but it applies to all agents in the same boat even white ones. It’s a bs rule , but it’s their domain and the game you play. Be in a position where people can’t say that you’re only here because you’re lebrons buddy.

  • Just Ice

    The definition this guy explained is face of The Capitalistic White Man!

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Yeah that L’s true but he should
    Have known better. He wants people to respect him and doesn’t want them saying he’s only there because of Lebron , but let’s be honest. Would he have any clients at all if he didn’t know Lebron and wanted to start his agency without a degree . What player would be warming to an up and start agent with no apprentice, internship , experience, or degree looking over their career decisions. Yes it’s a fucked up rule, but you gotta be naive to think that you can rattle the cages of the NCAA and not expect petty shit from them krackas. All im saying is why give them a reason to isolate you from every peer in your respective field ?

  • Ang Hilly

    Agreed but the issue is they keep changing the rules. If the scale keeps sliding how can one keep up? As soon as you check 1 box they add another one.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Wow that’s some bull right there!

  • Zeta Aggie

    A degree means absolutely nothing. It’s not like it’s a certification they require if the art of being an agent needs specialized information.

  • Junkanoo

    Story old as time white men moving the gold post to undermine black men . LeBron never pair that shirt with that suit again better yet burn that shirt .

  • Li-Wright

    Nope, it's not. Have the other sports agents got Bachelor's degrees? If they all have degrees, why should one not have one? That's like any job. Everyone in the office has a degree, but the one guy who's make the same amount of money. What makes him special?

  • Li-Wright

    They should just buy a sports team, if they want to rule the sports world.

  • Renee

    ?????

  • Logan Roberts

    LeBron is a fellow Capricorn like me, we make & break rules. Duh.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Most of these ball players have NPD. And I don't see how this is racist. A bachelor's degree is not only for white ppl. LBJ's dumbas s is lucky his crackhead mama pushed him as a basketball player because there's no way he would've made it to university without basketball.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, there wouldn’t be this discussion or the name-calling of Lebron if this were business as usual!

    Anywho, I believe the players already in the [agents] game will do what they need to do to meet guidelines, I would!

    Black people always have to circumvent or overcome obstacles, it just makes you sharper and stronger!

    We have a new regime of sports entertainers, who want to do more than floss, or allow money managers to rob them blind, and look for ways to have interest or skin in the game, black representation, going way beyond having their own sneakers!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I worked as a floor runner right out of high school while in college, and it was one of the most fun and fascinating experiences of life, the knowledge, parties, people!

    If you’re not trying to work on a hedge fund, Goldman Sachs or buy your own seat, there are plenty of trading opportunities. Yes, you have to be licensed, but it’s worth it!

  • Zeta Aggie

    Again that makes no sense whatsoever.

  • wigmon68

    It seems like Paul has been given an exception to the rules. here are the requirements as outlined by the nba players association (https://cosmic-s3.imgix.net/e3bb4d60-7b1a-11e9-9bf5-8bad98088629-NBPAAgentRegulations.pdf) section 2, page 19 lists the qualifications with one such being;

    To be eligible for certification, the applicant must have received a degree from an accredited four year college or university, provided that the NBPA, in its unreviewable discretion, may accept relevant negotiating experience to substitute for any year(s) of formal education.

  • Maxima

    You are assuming a lot. It is only recently that white agents have degrees. Also, you must have a degree in a particular discipline. Now, these white agents don't have that, but I bet they were grandfathered in.

  • Maxima

    Damn you are dumb as hell

  • Maxima

    Now I propose that a rule should be in place for the white agents:

    You have to earn your bachelors, not buy it.

    Don't act like that college admissions scandal this year was some brand new shit. Been goin' on for decades.

  • Maxima

    I suggest Rich Paul change his surname to Saul. That might solve things.

    Catch my drift. You know who these agents are. The same ones who run Hollywood and those parasites are not our friends.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This makes sense, and why we have antitrust laws. I thought they would grandfather in agents like Rich Paul or by some other remedy (like you stated)!

    This is only going to pique players’ interest, even more so, in potentially signing with a Paul Rich!

  • Jamal Warner

    They are clearly using this rule and others to hide their anti-black hatred.

  • Jamal Warner

    No evidence!!! Of course suspect white supremacist and their lackies don't see racism.

  • Jamal Warner

    Even if he had a degree they would have probably pointed to something else. They make up stuff to justify their anti-black hatred.

  • Jamal Warner

    There are other people with privileges that use their connection to start a business. I see nothing wrong with Paul using his friendship with one of the top players to start a successful business. This rule is no different than jobs using degree as requirements, when they know employees will not be using nothing remotely from college. "Isolate you" if by that you mean, discriminate based on color because that is all it is about.

  • Ana Filipovic

    Boom.

  • onelove

    don't talk about my baby BRON BRON!!!

  • Jersey Girl

    Absolutely. Which further proves . you cant invest in your own and make them rich as well. Once you figure out a loophole they switch up the rules #ThisisAmerica

  • Jersey Girl

    That part!