HoopsHype William Wesley rumors

July 5, 2010 Updates

Cleveland executives are still on edge, but privately feeling far more confident now than they did weeks ago. As much as anything, William Wesley has been muscled out of the process in the past week or so, with teams insisting that communication to James goes directly through his business manager Maverick Carter. So unnerved over World Wide Wes’ ubiquitous presence in the process, Carter had to go public to undermine Wesley’s credibility and proclaim his own power. Yahoo! Sports

June 30, 2010 Updates
June 29, 2010 Updates

But Maverick Carter, James’s longtime business manager, said Tuesday that Wesley would not play a role in James’s deliberations and would not be present as various teams visit his client in Ohio. “All the Wes rumors are untrue and he will not be at the meetings,” Carter said. “Wes has nothing to do with where he goes.” New York Times

Former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas thinks LeBron James should continue his career in the Big Apple. James, who has played his first seven years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, officially becomes a free agent on July 1. Thomas, who led the Detroit Pistons to two NBA titles and is in the Hall of Fame, said New York offers the biggest stage and would provide James with his greatest challenge. He said James' presence in New York would be good for the league. AP

June 28, 2010 Updates
June 25, 2010 Updates

To listen to World Wide Wes, LeBron will never look back on Cleveland. “He’s up out of there,” is the way he tells it to people, but LeBron’s Akron crew has to tsk-tsk such public talk because they all live in Northeast Ohio, and maybe always will. “We’re going to Chicago,” William Wesley tells people, “and Chris Bosh is coming, too.” Yahoo! Sports

Shaw, an assistant coach on Jackson's staff, could also be in the mix with the Cavs. The 44-year-old has never been a head coach, but power broker "Worldwide Wes" William Wesley has been promoting him for job openings. The Lakers are also high on his potential as a future head coach. "As we get closer, the field will narrow itself down and we'll make a decision," Grant said. News-Herald

June 23, 2010 Updates

Sources on both sides of the rumor presented the same scenario. A third party, William Wesley (World Wide Wes), who is the power broker associate of LeBron James, served as an intermediary at least a month ago. His contention was the team that had Paul also had a good chance of landing LeBron as a free agent. The Nets did not call the Hornets. The Nets did not make an offer to the Hornets. And even if they did, it would be moot, although they would surrender the third pick as part of a package for Paul in a heartbeat. "The Hornets are not trading Chris Paul," a source in New Orleans stressed. New York Post

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