Lebron’s friend could be key to help Knicks land Lebron

No one seems to be more in pursuit of Lebron James than the New York media, New York Daily news in particular. It even seems like they are after Lebron more than the whole  Knicks organization.

In a recent article in the New York Daily news, the Knicks are using Lebron’s friend to help persuade him to come to New York. William Wesley, who is a friend of Lebron’s agent, Leon Rose, and other NBA high profile athletes, is getting red carpet treatment by Knicks president Donnie Walsh.

According to the article:

“World Wide Wes,” as he is affectionately known, is also quietly emerging as an important player in the Knicks’ pursuit of LeBron James. Wesley is known to be a friend and confidant of LeBron, who can become a free agent on July 1. With that in mind, it probably doesn’t hurt that Wesley and Knicks president Donnie Walsh have become Best Friends Forever.

Wesley was asked by Walsh to personally oversee Eddy Curry’s offseason workout. He attended the Knicks training camp for the second straight year and the Knicks didn’t let him out of their sight.

“If Wesley cracks a joke, everyone seated within five feet of him, as if on cue, begins to laugh. Wesley may be funny. But he’s not that funny.”

Wesley cautioned reporters not to read too much into his presence at Knicks camp. “I’m here for Eddy and for Allan,” Wesley said. “This has got nothing to do with LeBron.”