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Rich Paul Partners with New Balance to Launch Shoe and Apparel Collection to ‘Empower’ Youth

Entrepreneur and KLUTCH Sports Group CEO Rich Paul has collaborated with New Balance on a new footwear and apparel collection. The Rich Paul for New Balance collection will contain a new colorway of the popular 550 sneaker and a graphic tee.

Paul is a trailblazer in the area of sports and talent management. He started as a young entrepreneur selling throwback jerseys out of his car. His products caught the eye of a young LeBron James.

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The two built a relationship and it continued once James was drafted by the NBA. Paul worked at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) under James’ second agent Leon Rose and learned the business. In 2012 Paul left CAA to start KLUTCH and James came with him.

Today KLUTCH is one of the more powerful agencies in all of sports, ranking 14th in Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Agencies.

Paul created his own path to success and wants to inspire young kids to do the same.

According to New Balance this is not a typical endorsement deal, as the proceeds from the sale of the collection will be donated.

Paul has been in the news recently as it was revealed a few months ago that he is dating British pop and soul singer Adele. The two have been seen in Los Angeles taking in Lakers games and attending events at hot spots.

It isn’t all sunshine and roses for Paul as one of his biggest clients, Ben Simmons, is dealing with a situation where he doesn’t want to play for the Philadelphia 76ers. Paul is also named in a lawsuit by New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel over lost wages.

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