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A Worldwide Wes Mention

Forget about the silly rumor about William Wesley (aka Worldwide Wes) packaging John Calipari and LeBron James together to potential NBA owner suitors.  I don’t put much, if any, value into that claim.  Instead, watch the video below because it is an interesting view on William Wesley, who has been covered (barely) on this blog.  Wes is very low key, so any type of interview is worth a link or an embed.  Rob Parker of ESPN is in Wes’ circle, so he is able to give a good account of what he does and how he does it, but as is the case with everyone else who is asked the question of how William Wesley earns his money, Parker says he has no idea.  It is not mentioned in the video below, but William Wesley recently signed a deal with CAA, so he will be paid along with Leon Rose when LeBron signs his next contract.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

4 replies on “A Worldwide Wes Mention”

This is a little bit off topic but I am puzzled by the implication that anyone would need a “package” deal with LeBron and Calipari. Why would Calipari be a highly sought after NBA coach? Why is he even a desirable NBA coach? He isn’t. And why would LeBron want to link his future to Calipari just because they have the same agent? That makes no sense.

I hadn’t heard he signed a deal with CAA…but won’t that kill his ability to talk to HS and NCAA players, which is part of the reason why he is who he is? Now that he is signed with CAA he will be watched over much more carefully than when he was just WWWes. Seems like a weird move for him….they must have a paid a lot because I’m sure he gets plenty from his NBA boys.

It definitely made me even more surprised when CAA didn’t get John Wall. But we have to remember – the company is putting almost all of its resources into this year’s free agency. Representing Wade, LeBron, and Bosh in the same year of free agency is no small task.

Very true…it just seems odd that “freelancer” like WWWes that lives by freedom is going to be tied down by being on payroll by the biggest sports agency in America. They missed on everyone from UK this year right? I am guessing Cousins is staying with the lowkey guy he signed with.

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