Delonte West is leaving everything behind in Cleveland, including rumors.
After being traded by the Cavs, waved by the Timberwolves and finally signing with The Boston Celtics, the embattled guard was all smiles at a media day in Boston. While the press was instructed to keep their questions limited to basketball, one brave local reporter went right at West and asked the question we all wanted the answer to:
Did West have an intimate relationship with Gloria James, the mother of two-time Most Valuable Player and former teammate LeBron James?
Before handlers for The Celtics could run interference West took the opportunity to clear up the ugly rumor.
“Not at all,’’ he said. “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.’’
Being a MILF Hunter was the least of West’s concerns. In July he pleaded guilty to weapons charges and was sentenced to eight months of home detention, two months of probation and 40 hours of community service. In September of 2009 West was pulled over by police who found two handguns, a shotgun, the bowie knife and over 100 shotgun rounds.
West joins Shaquille O’Neal and Jermaine O’Neal as the newest members of the Boston Celtics hoping to spoil the championship dreams of LeBron James, D-Wade and Chris Bosh.
“It’s a great compliment being picked up by a team that’s coming off a [Finals] Game 7 and got the eyes set on a championship,’’ he said . “To be called to render my services to help this team put up another banner, that’s an amazing feeling.”