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Ben McLemore chooses LeBron’s agent

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) at Sleep Train Arena on Wed., Nov. 5, 2014.
Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) at Sleep Train Arena on Wed., Nov. 5, 2014. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Two weeks after announcing he’d fired his agent, Kings guard Ben McLemore has decided to sign with Klutch Sports Group.

McLemore had been represented by Rodney Blackstock.

Klutch is run by Rich Paul, a close friend of superstar LeBron James, who is also represented by Klutch.

Other NBA players represented by Klutch include Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe, San Antonio’s Cory Joseph and Miami’s Norris Cole.

McLemore is under contract with the Kings through the 2015-16 season.

McLemore’s decision to hire Blackstock, who became certified before last year’s NBA Draft, was criticized by some who said the delayed decision and going with a new agent cost McLemore a chance to be selected in the top-3 of the draft.

The Kings picked McLemore seventh in last year’s draft.

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