LeBron James’ business partner and friend Maverick Carter said over a year ago that he believed there was a chance LeBron could own an NFL team but his agent Rich Paul and Klutch Sports aren’t waiting to get into the NFL game.
According to ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter, Paul is in talks with NFL agent Damarius Bilbo, who represents Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry among other NFL athletes. But joining Klutch wouldn’t simply be joining Paul as the agency recently partnered with Hollywood’s United Talent Agency (UTA) to open their sports division.
NBA is now turning to the NFL: Klutch Sports Group, led by the well-known Rich Paul, is in talks with agent Damarius Bilbo to lead his football division, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2019
LeBron has always been a big football fan and the origin story of his relationship with Paul of course has to do with LeBron liking the Warren Moon Houston Oilers throwback jersey that Paul was wearing. Also as far as Paul is concerned, he has said before that he doesn’t want to work for an NBA team, so rather than go team side in basketball it appears he’s chosen professional football as his next challenge in the business of sports.