How William Wesley Entered King James’ Court

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LeBron James talks to reporters during his 2003 rookie season.

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On the floor, you have a star with the basketball. On the bench, you have a coach with the clipboard. Off the court, you have a power broker?

When the Chicago Tribune reports came in on Sunday night that a third party was shopping the LeBron James-John Calipari combo, a question came to mind. Who is powerful enough to attach themselves to that level of basketball brass?

Alex French’s 2007 GQ piece sheds some light on how William Wesley turned himself into a household name, without ever appearing on an NBA roster.