50 Most Influential: No. 7 — Ari Emanuel / Patrick Whitesell
The co-chief executives of William Morris Endeavor engineered the $2.4 billion acquisition of IMG last December and already have begun to restructure a business that touches nearly every aspect of sports, and has everyone in the industry paying attention to their next moves and long-term strategy.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.