Rumors are doing the rounds that Adele and LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul are dating. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggested the same on his late-night “The Lowe Post” podcast, after the singer’s rare public appearance with the agent sparked speculations at the Game 5 of NBA finals on Saturday. Windhorst referred to the Grammy award winner as “Paul’s girlfriend” in the podcast.

The “Hello” singer, 33, and Paul, 40, were seated next to each other by the courtside at Phoenix’s Footprint Center. They didn't appear to have any qualms about being spotted together at the Big Game between Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks.

All eyes were on Adele, who flaunted an uber-glam vibe in a floor-length animal-print coat and leggings and completed the look with a matching pair of heels and some quirky gold jewelry. The orange towel that the British singer clutched on to didn’t go unnoticed as she cheered on the Suns, although the team ended up losing to the Bucks 123-119, reports PEOPLE magazine. 

The recent appearance came as a surprise to fans and onlookers, as the pop star has been tight-lipped about dating after her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki.

While Adele and Paul are yet to comment on the matter, an insider claimed that the two were “definitely dating”, Page Six reported. Not too long ago, as per a New Yorker profile that was published in May, Paul appears to have dropped major hints about “hanging out with a major pop star”.

Konecki and Adele split in 2019, and are currently co-parenting their 8-year-old son Angelo Adkins. The singer has been linked to Skepta, with whom she went on a couple of dates shortly after her divorce from Konecki in March. But, Adele reportedly pulled the plug just as things began to get intense, and went on to confirm about being single on Instagram.

Some of the other celebrities in attendance at the game included Kyler Murray, rapper Lil Wayne, and actor/singer Vanessa Hudgens, who sang the national anthem. 

Meanwhile, Adele hosted “Saturday Night Live” last year. The singer is now teasing her forthcoming studio album. Her last studio album was “25” released in the year 2015. Adele added that fans can “expect my album in September,” during a performance at her best friend's wedding in February

  Adele and Rich Paul Singer Adele attends game five of the NBA Finals at Footprint Center on July 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bucks defeated the Suns 123-119. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images