In professional sports, we gather around television sets and second screens to be entertained by the games, and the amazing athletes who participate in them. Athletes are worshipped and paid handsomely for their feats and "heroics," but the players behind-the-scenes who move press the sensitive buttons and move the right pieces around are the ones responsible for an athlete's deification. For every LeBron James flying about, there's a Maverick Carter-type floating around, making sure that The King gets his due. In Bleacher Report's latest list, they've got the scoop on the guys who really run sports. Check out The 15 Most Influential Power Brokers in Sports Right Now here

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[via Bleacher Report