Klutch Sports dominates the NBA basketball world. With players like LeBron being represented by the company, they’ve built quite an established reputation in the league.
It is also LeBron’s presence in the agency group that results in all kinds of rumors and speculation. When a player signs with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, it gives off a sense that there must be some kind of interest in joining LeBron James. We saw this was the case with Anthony Davis, who requested a trade to the Lakers just months after transitioning to Klutch.
The latest player to sign on with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports is Draymond Green, who offered up an interesting explanation behind his decision to join the well-known agency.
(via Marc Spears of The Undefeated)
“Klutch is a cutting-edge company, it’s a pure environment, and I’ve grown to know Rich over the years,” Green told The Undefeated. “We’ve become very close. When you really take a step back and actually study what is going on, he checks every box that a player would want in an agent. So, why not? Some are afraid of what people will think or what will be said. That’s not the case for me.”
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 13, 2019
He added that LeBron played a role in the decision.
“It’s impossible to say LeBron played no part in me joining Klutch, simply because he has been Klutch since the beginning,” Green said. “He’s essentially a founding partner. I’ve already had a relationship with LeBron for years, so it’s always good to be able to do business with family that’s going about their business in the right fashion and getting things done. But as far as recruiting me — no, LeBron didn’t recruit me at all.”
Considering all the speculation that comes with signing onto Klutch, it’s surprising Green admitted this. Not only did he say that James played a role in the choice, but he also calls him “family,” citing a clearly close friendship to his on-court rival.
He adds that LeBron did not recruit him to Klutch. There’s little doubt that Draymond was not intending to add fuel to the rumors. But that will be the result.
Green will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020 and with LeBron needing all the help he can get in Lakerland, these comments will only help push the idea that the two are headed for a partnership next summer. At the very least, it will be considered a high possibility.