‘Worldwide Wes’ may not have as much influence on Kentucky players as most folks think

Worldwide Wes
Worldwide Wes

As soon as they finished chopping down the nets, posing for TV cameras and soaking up the atmosphere at the Superdome the night of April 2, members of Kentucky’s newly crowned national title team sprinted up into the stands to celebrate with those closest to them.  Among the first to get a hug from many of the confetti-flecked Wildcats was a bald-headed man in a sharp suit leaning over the first row railing.  William Wesley, better known as Worldwide Wes, is a former sneaker salesman turned basketball power broker at the center of many of the conspiracy theories surrounding John Calipari’s mastery.

 

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