what it means to be world wide
I been hearing about World wide Wes all week and for a while so I googled him and found
this article by ALEX FRENCH of GQ before Rose went to Memphis and before Treke decided
to go their. This dude is connected. Is this good for basketball or not?
I think it is a positive and a negative.
He can reach players in ways that NBA personnel can not but at what cost.
I admire the way the guy gets around but something seems off to me.
espn the magazine has a player x article done by a unanimous nba player talking about whatever behind the scens stuff goes on around the league, and according to player x, this Wes guy is more connected then half the agents in the league. Anybody wants anything, they call wes, and he doesnt charge them a penny. And he will make sure your agents are handling their business. He is pretty much the most behind the scenes connected man in the league it seems, but since he doesnt seem to be taking advantage of anyone, it's all good.
I think he is not taking advantage of anyone.
It seems he is connect to one agent Rose his Lawyer and close friend. He does have connections.
I have no problem with him...
He does steer player to certain places and one most believe he gets compensated for this.
If he doesn't then he is a saint not just a nice guy.
For example Coach Cal has benighted big time for being close to him.
Rose, Reke, Wall, Wagner maybe more...
he defnitely gets compisated and i believe he is now officially an agent. But the articel i read said he does a lot of things for free and not too many players he helps out knows where his money is coming from.
im suprised ya'll haver never heard of him.. hes been around for as long as i remember. always been a guy that looks out for players and gives good advice. helps players out when they need someone to talk to. alot of coachs in college doesnt like him because they try to get over on recruits in order to get them and wes tells them that this or that program wont showcase youre best talent or prepare you to get into the nba