LeBron James’ Close Friend Rich Paul Reveals a Rare Known Fact About the Lakers Star

Published 09/05/2023, 1:33 AM EDT

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The NBA fans cherish every opportunity to learn more about the game’s superstars. When it comes to a legendary figure like LeBron James, the supporters keep the information engraved into their memory forever. Something similar happened recently, as a friend of the Los Angeles Lakers star dropped insights into his character.

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He shared little-known facts about LeBron that unravel various aspects of his career. The decision-making of the 38-year-old received a ground of justification after his close friend’s comments.

What did the friend of LeBron James mention?

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In the latest episode of Gil’s Arena, Rich Paul revealed different sides of his friend LeBron. The agent of the four-time MVP stated, “If anybody know him, he gets bored fast,” while mentioning the rare known fact about him. Rich attributed this part of James’ character as the reason behind his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Upon being asked about LeBron’s move to LA, Paul cited the talent of the squad as one of the contributing factors. “Looking at the talent,” he mentioned, before praising Jesse Buss, saying, “Jesse had done a great job in the draft”. The young core of the Lakers excited the 19-time All-Star, according to the 41-year-old.

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The team by then had youngsters such as Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart. As James got bored in his hometown, the prospect of working with high-potential players excited him. “The talent was young but was there,” Rich highlighted, to explain the driving elements behind the move. What followed was iconic.

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LeBron cemented his legacy when he won the championship with the franchise in 2020. He won his fourth ring and set the record by winning at least one with each of the teams he represented.

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He entered a struggling franchise that fell from its glory and took the responsibility of changing its fortune. He justified his actions yet again, even when the odds were against him.

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The ambitious self got the best out of the superstar on numerous occasions. He needs to feel challenged otherwise; he is bound to get bored too often. That’s the price you pay for getting to work with one of a kind.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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