If you were Anthony Davis, would you like to be manipulated by your agent like that? In public?

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If you were Anthony Davis, would you like to be manipulated by your agent like that? In public? 

Post#1 » by TinmanZBoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Now it feels like Rich Paul is owning AD...
I feel bad for AD, maybe not
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Post#2 » by Michael Jordan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:48 pm

You're just assuming Rich is calling the shots though, is it absurd to think that Anthony Davis prefers to live in New York or Los Angeles ?
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Post#3 » by TinmanZBoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Michael Jordan wrote:You're just assuming Rich is calling the shots though, is it absurd to think that Anthony Davis prefers to live in New York or Los Angeles ?


It feels that way, isn’t it?
You might be right though
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Post#4 » by Saberestar » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Come on guys, do you think that Anthony Davis is dumb?

Rich Paul works for A. Davis.

A. Davis wants to play for the Lakers (or Knicks) and Rich Paul is trying to achieve that. ASAP.
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Post#5 » by Dupp » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:55 pm

Davis is a big boy. Paul ain’t doing nothing he doesn’t what. It’s silly to think otherwise.
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Post#6 » by thebigbird » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:57 pm

Just complete LOL at anyone who thinks Davis is getting manipulated. Y'all really think he's just a big stupid jock, huh?
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Post#7 » by HoopsterJones » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:58 pm

His agent should be doing his best to fulfill AD’s interest. Else he will not be his agent for much longer.

And that interest is not being traded to Boston, because clearly he does not want to go there.
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Post#8 » by Lalouie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:00 pm

TinmanZBoy wrote:Now it feels like Rich Paul is owning AD...
I feel bad for AD, maybe not


Paul is saying stuff, but NOW Davis is in control. he's all po'd about the hit his image took after Paul blurted that demand midseason, saying "I'm the CEO of my company". so I am assuming what Paul is now saying has Davis's ok. but I don't think Davis understands perception
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Post#9 » by BodieB » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm

He's doing everything that Davis wants and you're kidding yourself if you don't think it has a positive effect on the business that's going to come his way as a result.
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Post#10 » by TheGOATWill » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:06 pm

Lalouie wrote:
TinmanZBoy wrote:Now it feels like Rich Paul is owning AD...
I feel bad for AD, maybe not


Paul is saying stuff, but NOW Davis is in control. he's all po'd about the hit his image took after Paul blurted that demand midseason, saying "I'm the CEO of my company". so I am assuming what Paul is now saying has Davis's ok. but I don't think Davis understands perception

I think he understands it perfectly. He doesn’t care about it nor should he. The man has one eyebrow for crying out loud.
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Post#11 » by Wasabi_Johnson » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 pm

Plan working as expected. Rich Paul gets to viewed as the bad guy while AD keeps his imagine as clean as possible during the request.
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Post#12 » by DaddyCool19 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:11 pm

He isn't manipulating anyone. Davis is letting him do the dirty work, so Davis doesn't appear as the bad guy. I mean he could fire Rich Paul if he wasn't ok with the way he is handling the situation
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Post#13 » by JB2 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 pm

AD is letting RP do the dirty work... that's it. And that is exactly what an agent's job is.
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Post#15 » by teke184 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:28 pm

TinmanZBoy wrote:Now it feels like Rich Paul is owning AD...
I feel bad for AD, maybe not


This is exactly what AD wanted, as he doesn’t have enough of a backbone to do things himself. So he hired someone to do it for him who happens to be a total scumbag.

Even if he gets what he wants, I think he will end up regretting it because he will end up stuck on a losing team with an aging LeBron as his only help because the Lakers will have to give up every asset they have to get him and then will have trouble getting FAs because of the circus over there.
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Post#16 » by clyde21 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm

can we stop removing agency and responsiblity from players? they're grown men, who have their own advisers and family members and staff, etc...if Davis wanted to stay in NOP he'd stay

you can argue Davis is a idiot, but it has nothing to do with Rich, who's also an idiot.
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Post#18 » by Roy The Natural » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:36 pm

Saberestar wrote:Come on guys, do you think that Anthony Davis is dumb?

Rich Paul works for A. Davis.

A. Davis wants to play for the Lakers (or Knicks) and Rich Paul is trying to achieve that. As soon as possible.


Probably. He doesn't come off as supremely intelligent. Most of these guys come off as being somewhere between average and well below average when it comes to intelligence. I'd wager that Anthony Davis is dumber than about 90% of the people I work with, for whatever that means. So yea, I'd wager he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
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Post#19 » by levon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:36 pm

What a completely unbiased thread. You definitely gave this one a chance for fair and balanced discourse regarding your well thought out question.
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Post#20 » by Illmatic12 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Rich Paul is a great agent .. he WANTS you to think he’s manipulating AD, that way it takes the heat off of his client

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