Parents of up-and-coming hoopsters needed him. NCAA officials, basketball purists and David Stern could have done without him. The NBA's biggest stars continue to swear by him.
There's no neutral zone when it comes to Sonny Vaccaro. The longtime sports marketing guru who put the "air" into Air Jordan, the man who some call the "Godfather of Basketball" but others call "The Don" or worse, definitely makes for a compelling character, worthy of the Hollywood treatment.