While most people were focused on the South Beach NWO and Carmelo Anthony at their respective media days, Delonte West calmly and quietly spoke about his interesting off season.
He refused to talk about his gun case, that he copped to a plea deal for, but he did speak about the rumors that he was breaking lamps with Lebron James’ mom Gloria.
Here is the quote when asked if the rumors were true:
“I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.”
I wouldn’t call it a strong denial, it was more of a “mind your business” type of comment.
If you like drama you are hoping that Delonte makes the Celtics (his spot isn’t a given), because when the Heat and Celtics face off the subplots will be thick.
The conspiracy theorists say that is the only reason West was signed at all was to get into Lebron’s head. I think that is a bit far fetched, but if it is effective more power to the Celtics.