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Who is Worldwide Wes?

By Dan Published: May 19, 2010

From ESPN:

Worldwide Wes (real name: William Wesley) is the Bigfoot of basketball. He is an ever-present enigma who doesn't do interviews. He was in Chicago with a young Michael Jordan. He befriended the Fab Five when they were freshmen at Michigan. He was on the court during the brawl between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers.
He is the man who could direct LeBron James to his next location.

The New York Times profiled Wesley in 2008. He's been linked to not only basketball players like James, Jordan, Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans but entertainment stars like Jay-Z.
In 2007, GQ said all roads in the NBA lead to Wesley. They may have been right. Rumors of James' connection to coach John Calipari were reportedly sparked by Wesley. James reportedly first met Jay-Z, a partial owner of the New Jersey Nets, through Wesley.
No matter what LeBron James does this offseason, Worlwide Wes will likely be involved.

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