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World Wide Wes Makes The Rounds


“Oh yeah LeBron, you totally have better abs than Michael Jordan did.”

According to Gary Parrish last night, World Wide Wes was taking in the sights at the LeBron Skills Academy yesterday.  More importantly than that he was hanging out with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the sidelines and potentially poking fun at the NCAA.  I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that – but as long as we’re in the clear, it’s pretty funny.  Here’s what Parrish observed:

Wesley is a longtime and well-documented power-broker who now works with Creative Arts Agency (CAA). And even though people associated with agents are supposed to be nowhere close to players at an event like this, Wesley has spent the better part of tonight sitting in a chair on the court around Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist, and within talking and bumping distance of every high-school prospect in attendance.

Nike officials allow it to happen.

So it happens.

It’s important to remember that as far as agents go, Wesley is not one.  He’s associated with them, but he’s not one.  Also, Gilchrist and WWW have reportedly been close for some time, so take that for what it’s worth.

Article written by Will Lentz

25 Comments for World Wide Wes Makes The Rounds

  1. Wakecat
    1:21 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Cal should shut this down immediately. Nothing good can come from reports like this from Parrish. Tell Wes to dis-associate for the 8 months these two are in school, then pick it back up.

  2. BigBlueNation
    1:22 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Yep 1.

  3. macon_volfan
    1:23 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    good thing Wes didn’t have a BBQ for those guys……(and then, I know, I know, Iie about it….)

  4. NumeroOhNo
    1:25 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Worldwide Wes should steer clear of Kentucky players.

  5. TheVig
    1:25 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    So now that KSR has a national audience it’s ensuring all the potentially negative reports, whether technically correct or not, get heard.

    Flooding the fields with turds.

  6. informed
    1:25 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Actually WWW is an agent. He was certified last year as an agent. Will, get your facts straight!

  7. fan
    1:27 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    whats the old joke about a man that picks up a sick snake and nurses it back to health, when the snake finally bites him the dying man asks why…the snake says…you knew I was a snake when you picked me up

  8. kantorenus5
    1:29 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink


  9. Moe Williams is my homeboy
    1:30 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    I believe Cal and the staff are doing things the right way, but also know the following:
    1. WWW isn’t going away.
    2. I will never be comfortable with his association with Cal.

    I imagine most UK fans probably feel something similar.

  10. minton
    1:31 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Every time I hear WWW’s name i cringe. Hope he doesn’t cause us any trouble down the road.

  11. Scout
    1:34 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    WWW was doing nothing wrong! He is allowed to sit close to the floor. Parrish wants you to believe he was talking with players. However, he was just close to them. Will said the words “Hanging out” with Davis and Gilchrist, not Parrish. Who’s side is Will on?

  12. JB is my Holmesboy
    1:37 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    6. Actually “informed” that is a half truth. He is a coaches agent. Obviously, he was hanging out with Gilchrist and Davis so he could persuade them to sign with him once they take their coaching skills to the NBA. You know, because they are obviously going to be professional coaches and all.

  13. Yesterdays
    1:39 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    WWW would piss on the NCAA

  14. UKfan78
    1:50 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    WWW lived across the street from Mike’s mom growing up. I met him last year at a tourney & he told me about it after he started the conversation bc I was wearing a UK hat. The NCAA cannot do anything about him in regards to Mike bc he is a long time family friend. The article doesn’t say that bc they want it to sound sneaky.

  15. Pinstripes
    1:51 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    How can you say WWW isn’t an agent?!? HE WORKS FOR CAA!!! He’s a field rep which is technically an agent. Just b/c he doesn’t write up the contracts for players and teams does not eliminate him from being an agent. There are marketing agents out there as well (which seems to fit his history). C’mon KYSR….quit being so biased to anybody who has been affiliated with Coach Cal. You gotta speak the truth a little on here too guys!

  16. gossie21
    1:52 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    So long as he doesn’t break any NCAA rules, then I have no problem with WWW. And I certainly don’t have any problem with him hanging out around Gilchrist who he has known since he was a child.

  17. Charles
    1:52 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    WWW is actually part of the NCAA’S Inside-Out program.WWW simply puts these young talents to work outside of school walls while at a minimum cost to John Q Taxpayer.

  18. UKChillFan
    1:58 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    If it’s not a violation of the NCAA’s rules, it will be because UK is somehow going to benefit from this.

  19. KYBLUE
    2:05 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    He sees these kids at his elite camp in jersey by the time they are in 6th grade. Thats how he gets some of these great relationships.

  20. bti sucks
    3:15 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    I’d rather not have WWW anywhere near the program. The fact of the matter is that there are lots of good basketball players from NJ, and they all have likely heard of WWW. He may even know Kyrie Irving fairly well.

  21. informed
    3:35 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    He might be a coaches agent right now, but he’s not restricted to being an agent to coaches. Look I couldn’t give a dam where WWW hangs out, but if you can’t get your facts straight, you shouldn’t write about it.

  22. Tom Handy
    3:36 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink


  23. iWantToGrowUpToBeTheDrewFranklin
    3:42 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    This doesn’t look too good…

  24. BigCatDaddy4263
    4:02 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    Howie Lindsey’s big fat ass is all over this story and has published Gary Parrish’s article all over at the dirty bird site…

  25. KYjelly
    8:51 pm July 8, 2011 Permalink

    ahemm, j.selby sat 9 games and ku paid 6 grand for his “family friendship.”