Report: LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul and Adele made Game 5 their first public appearance as romantic couple

Brad Sullivan
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While the 2021 NBA Finals took place on the court on Saturday night, LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul and singer Adele made news on the sidelines with their first public appearance as a romantic couple.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst appeared on “The Lowe Post” podcast after Game 5 and noted that the couple was sitting with James.

“Rich Paul, his agent, brings his girlfriend to the game to sit next to LeBron,” Windhorst said of James’ agent. “His girlfriend is Adele. Rich Paul is at the game with Adele. LeBron is watching the game with Adele. This is the first time that they’ve come out in public together. So this will be all over the tabloids, especially in England tomorrow, trust me.”

It’s unclear exactly when the relationship began, though Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki had been finalized earlier this year.

James attended the game largely to support Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, a close friend. James’ appearance also coincided with the recent opening of his movie, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.