The highlight for many athletes when winning a championship is the visit to the White House and meeting the President, but Delonte West will not be traveling with the Dallas Mavericks to meet President Obama because of weapons charges and is banned from the White House. West pleased guilty to weapons and traffic charges when he was pulled over in 2009, and police found three guns hidden in a guitar case.
“I’m banned from going to the White House, so I’m not going to make it. But I’m going home to D.C., I’m just not allowed to go to the White House,” West told the Ft. Worth- Star Telegram. “That’s what happens when you make bad decisions in your life. You can’t go to the White House.”
After the media picked up the story, West went on a Tweeting rampage because he felt reporters were asking him unrelated basketball questions including saying he, “He says he has to sleep in his car because he can’t get apartment complexes in Dallas to approve him because of things they read on the internet,” and “The league minimum of $800,000 isn’t really all that much because of lawyer fees, agent fees, league fines, escrow, and his divorce settlement.”
But don’t feel too bad for West, he didn’t even play for the Dallas Mavericks Championship team las year and played for the Boston Celtics.
Despite making $14 million in the NBA, Boston Celtics Delonte West has applied for a job at Home Depot during the NBA lockout. West broke the news to his Twitter followers saying, ” It’s official.. Pride 2 the side.. just filled out a application at Home Depot.. Lockout aint a game.”
Unlike most players, who are taking their talents to Europe during the league’s hiatus over labor disputes, West is not able to leave the country after he was put on probation on gun charges.
West is most famously known for allegedly having an affair with LeBron James’ mom, which help attribute to LeBron leaving Cleveland. And it doesn’t look like West can ask LeBron for any of his $45 million during the lockout!
Many NBA sources speculate that LeBron James left Cleveland because teammate Delonte West had an affair with his mom, Gloria James. LeBron was allegedly furious when he found out about the hanky panky that went down at his own MVP party.
West also left Cleveland this off season and signed with the Boston Celtics and will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season for a convicted weapons charge.
It was media day for the Boston Celtics, and reporters asked West if there was any truth to the rumors. West responded: “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parents.”
… that still doesn’t answer the question, but sure does make things interesting!
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Delonte Maurice West (born July 26, 1983, in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Boston Celtics for the second time in his career. West played on the Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James and allegedly had an affair with Gloria James. in September 2009, West was pulled over for a traffic violation and after a search of his car, it was found he illegally possessed a fire arm.
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