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NCAA amends ‘Rich Paul Rule’

2019 Las Vegas Summer League - Day 1 - Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

Las Vegas, NV - JULY 5: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and sports agent Rich Paul attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls during Day 1 of the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League on July 5, 2019 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The ‘Rich Paul Rule’ is gone.

The NCAA sent out a release on Monday afternoon announcing that they have amended what has become known as the ‘Rich Paul Rule.’

According to the release, for an agent to become certified to represent basketball players that have not declared for the draft but are testing the waters, that agent must have either a bachelor’s degree or be certified and in good standing with the NBPA. The NBPA requires a bachelor’s degree for an agent to be certified, but provides waiver for people that have adequate work and life experience in lieu of a college education.

In addition, the agents must have been certified by the NBPA for three consecutive years, have professional liability insurance and complete an in-person exam in Indianapolis.

Our month-long national nightmare of having nothing to talk about except agent certification is now, mercifully, over.