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Rich Paul's Success Literally Broke the NCAA's Brain With its Latest Nonsense Rules Change

CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 16: (L-R) Anthony Davis, Fara Leff,  LeBron James, Rich Paul, Ben Simmons, and Miles Bridges attend the Klutch 2019 All Star Weekend Dinner Presented by Remy Martin and hosted by Klutch Sports Group at 5Church on February 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Dominique Oliveto/Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group 2019 All Star Weekend)
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Rich Paul's success as an NBA agent is well-chronicled. He represents some of the best athletes in the league due to the fact that he snatches them up so fast coming out of college.

Some of his clients include Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, John Wall, Ben Simmons and, of course, LeBron James.

His success is so far-reaching that the NCAA literally changed the criteria for who can become an agent trying to represent student athletes entering the draft.

The most obvious dig at Paul is the requirement of a bachelor's degree. The NBA super-agent notably doesn't have one. He found success by graduating from high school, befriending superstar LeBron James, and working from there.

This does nothing but prevent those with less experience from making their way up in the world. While a Bachelor's Degree isn't an outlandish request, having to be NBPA certified for three years AND going to the NCAA office in Indianapolis to take a test is a little excessive.

Paul should be both frustrated and flattered by this. He's done so well at his job that he forced the NCAA to change their rules in regards to student-athlete representation, which is pretty absurd when you think about it.