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Worldwide Wes—An Influential Force in the NBA

If LeBron James ends up winning championships for the Bulls, fans might have a little known figure to thank. Worldwide Wes is the most powerful man in sports that you may never have heard of. He's a trusted confidante of players, coaches, union and league officials. He brokers deals and wields a tremendous amount of sway, but seemingly never puts the squeeze on people or asks for anything in return. In 2007, writer Alex French wrote an extended profile on the former Chicagoan for GQ magazine, and he talks about this man who's seemingly nowhere and everywhere.

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