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The new requirements came under heavy criticism because some current NBA agents didn’t obtain a bachelor’s degree. The degree requirement led some to refer to it as the “Rich Paul Rule.” Paul, who currently represents the likes of Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and Draymond Green, began working with James after high school and didn’t graduate from college. Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Chris Paul and James criticized the NCAA’s new requirements on social media.
I COMPLETELY disagree with the NCAA’s decision. Some life experiences are as valuable, if not more, than diplomas… Y’all need to rethink this process. This is crazy!— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 7, 2019
In the original memo, the NCAA said it implemented the new set of rules “to protect the collegiate eligibility” of student-athletes. “While specific individuals were not considered when developing our process, we respect the NBPA’s determination of qualification and have amended our certification criteria,” the NCAA said in Monday’s statement. Reporting by Connor Grott
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! They BIG MAD 😡 and Scared 😱. Nothing will stop this movement and culture over here. Sorry! Not sorry. 😁✌🏾— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 6, 2019
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