Rich Paul says he received ‘apology’ call from Jim Boeheim after his comments about LeBron James, Darius Bazley

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Paul, James’ close friend, also told ESPN he had “nothing but respect” for Boeheim.

There does not appear to be an issue between Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul.

Paul also represents former Syracuse commit Darius Bazley, who announced in March he was skipping college and eventually signed an endorsement deal with New Balance earlier this week.

Boeheim discussed Bazley’s deal at ACC media day Wednesday.

“LeBron did a nice job helping his client,” Boeheim said (via Stadium). “It is LeBron’s client, right?”

James and Paul are close friends but the Lakers star does not represent Bazley. James quickly responded to Boeheim’s comments on Twitter.

“OH THEY BIG MAD!!!!!” James wrote.

Boeheim replied to James, writing he was happy for Bazley and wished him the best.

Paul said he received an “apology” call from Boeheim later Wednesday during an interview with ESPN.

Paul also told ESPN he had “nothing but respect” for Boeheim.

Bazley, who was rated a five-star recruit by 247Sports, was originally planning to play in the G-League this season. But he will instead work out and prepare for the NBA draft.

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