11.23.10

Stop The Crucifixion Of Delonte West

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In recent years, Celtics G Delonte West has received much attention for tooling around on a motorcycle while carrying a small arsenal, a brief altercation with teammate Von Wafer, his attempts to deal with bipolar disorder and last but not least, allegedly having a romantic relationship with the mother of a teammate. Speaking with Fanhouse’s Chris Tomasson prior to Boston’s dispatch of Atlanta last night, West pledged, “I’m just trying to make better decisions, really.” Which has to be considered bad news if Paul Pierce’s mom is ever looking for action

West shrugged off the situation involving Wafer, saying one reason it got the publicity it did was because of the motorcycle incident. West reiterated his denial from the team’s September media day about Gloria James while talking further with FanHouse about the reports.

“Not at all,” West said about there not being any intimate relationship. “I feel sorry that this is a society we’re moving into. … Everyday society has taken the media out of your hands, and with the Twitters and being able to put things out to the world from your mobile phone. Who knows who makes this stuff up? It could have been a 14-year-old kid somewhere who threw that out, unfortunately.”

West expressed disappointment in the reports, and how they might have affected the James family.

“You’ve got to remember, this is just a game,” West said. “Some people are die-hard fans and they paint their face and it’s all great. But you got to do unto others as you have unto yourself. People say something about your mother and drag your mother through something like that and your family, you’d be ready to do something yourself. So it’s sad that happened. But, you know, they hated Jesus, too. You got to keep going. So I wish (LeBron James) much success down there (in Miami) with his family, and I got to keep going here.”

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