GQ has an interesting article about "the most powerful man in sports," William Wesley. He’s the guy nobody has heard of, yet he wields enormous influence. He’s not an agent, not a player, not a rapper, not a shoe company exec. He’s just Wes. And all roads in the NBA lead to him.
The story of the no-name mover and shaker is intriguing in any industry. The problem, of course, is getting access to the influencer since a good deal of his power stems from his mystique. In this case, Wes refused to talk to the journalist. Excerpt:
Chicago Sun-Times writer Lacy Banks recalls his confusion upon meeting Wes twenty years ago: "I thought he worked for the Secret Service or the FBI or the CIA. Then I thought he was a pimp, providing players with chicks, or a loan shark or a bodyguard or a vice commissioner to the league."