Coming in Klutch – Los Angeles Lakers Benefit From Klutch Sports Clients Since LeBron James Arrived

Published 04/07/2021, 6:28 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 15: NBA player LeBron James attends GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party Sponsored By Samsung Galaxy And Beats at Ogden Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GQ)


LeBron James was one of the biggest signings for the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2018, the Lakers had suffered an incredible fall from grace. Just seven years after winning their 16th NBA championship, the Lakers fell off significantly, missing the playoff on a consistent basis. But since James’ arrival, the Lakers have benefitted greatly, especially thanks to his agent, Rich Paul.

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Los Angeles Lakers get another Klutch client

During the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Toronto Raptors, the Lakers announced that they had signed former Houston Rockets shooting guard Ben McLemore. What makes this signing interesting is that McLemore is a Klutch Sports client. McLemore is represented by Rich Paul, who is also the agent of LeBron James. The presence of James has attracted several Klutch Sports clients to the franchise.

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Since James’ arrival, the Lakers have acquired a total of eight Klutch Sports clients. These include LeBron James himself, Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dion Waiters, J. R. Smith, Montrezl Harrell, and now Ben McLemore. It is clear that Klutch Sports and the Los Angeles Lakers have a great connection, and LeBron James is looking out for Rich Paul and all his clients.

Lakers benefit from LeBron James’ Klutch connection

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Klutch Sports and the Lakers have an excellent working relationship, and James has a great deal of say in both organizations’ working. James and Rich Paul have been very close since James arrived in the NBA. Paul and James have a great working relationship, with James even recommending Paul to the players that he likes.

The arrival of James made bringing in Klutch Sports clients much easier. Bron often works with players and tries to sell them on the project that he is building, and the arrival of Anthony Davis, one of the biggest Klutch clients, helped spur the Lakers to championship contention status.

Mar 21, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (left) and Anthony Davis against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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How will Ben McLemore fare with the Los Angeles Lakers? The latest Klutch Sports client will have to wait till he takes to the court for the Lakers. However, he will add much-needed depth to the team that is struggling with injuries to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. McLemore will be ready to go and show why he earned consideration from the Lakers and a contract from them.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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