Did Delonte West Get A Raw Deal?

Over at Slate, David Haglund catches up with Delonte West, temporarily (he hopes) exiled to China for the sin of being branded mentally ill. It contains lengthy, honest (he doesn't know any other way to be) chats with West, in which the 30-year-old wonders aloud if maybe the problem's not in his head, but with the NBA. » 6/05/14 2:17pm 6/05/14 2:17pm

Late Contender For Most Infantilizing Headline Of The Year: "Dez Bryant…

That's sitting atop this piece on ESPN-it's on ESPN's frontpage headline feed as "Cowboys' Bryant gets permission to be out late"-about Dez Bryant's 24th birthday, which is tomorrow. Dez has been living under strict rules, enforced by Cowboys employees and personal advisers, ever since he assaulted his mother in… » 11/03/12 3:37pm 11/03/12 3:37pm

Delonte West Tweeted His Résumé For NBA Teams, And He Cited Bleacher…

Let's see now. Uh huh. Right, right, right. Eight years in the NBA with, uh, four teams. And you know, I just loved that Saint Joe's team you played for. What year was that, ‘04? And who was it, John Lucas who made that shot that kept you guys out of the Final Four? That had to just … yeah, yeah, sorry. But what a… » 10/31/12 1:31pm 10/31/12 1:31pm

Early This Morning Delonte West Tweeted A Picture Of His Vomit-Soiled…

Delonte West was sick last night, but still managed to play 27 minutes and score five points on two of five shooting. Then he presumably went home a puked all over the place, took a picture and exclaimed "I think that's the last of it....I feel like my soul just tried to get out my body...gotd#mn!!!" » 4/29/12 7:19pm 4/29/12 7:19pm

Delonte West Earned A Technical Foul For Giving Gordon Hayward A Wet…

Delonte West's been a source of our amusement for some time, but his antics have run him afoul of the law—and NBA referees—more often than not. He somehow escaped ejection for tonight's shenanigans, in which he shoved a finger in Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward's ear in the second quarter of the Dallas-Utah game in… » 4/16/12 11:04pm 4/16/12 11:04pm

Some Bro Really Wanted His "LeBron Went South But His Mom Rides West"…

It's not clear why this guy wore his anti-LeBron shirt to a 76ers-Bulls game in Chicago, but he really wanted to make sure WGN viewers got to see it for themselves. Maybe it's the only green article of clothing he owns, and he didn't want any strangers pinching him. [WGN] » 3/17/12 10:59pm 3/17/12 10:59pm

The Secret Service Says Delonte West Was Never Banned From The White…

When he wasn't playing basketball games this weekend, Delonte West spent his days engaged in leisurely Twitter meltdowns: He complained about his salary and his team, and related it all to the media's portrayal of him since his arrest in 2009. He also singled out one particular writer who he says needs to "get Bron… » 1/09/12 1:30pm 1/09/12 1:30pm

Delonte West Had A Twitter Meltdown

Delonte West won't be making the trip with his teammates (he's on the Dallas Mavericks now) to visit President Obama at the White House, as is customary for all championship teams these days. Background checks are now required and West apparently flunked his thanks to weapons charges from 2009. Apparently this harsh… » 1/08/12 12:37pm 1/08/12 12:37pm

How Delonte West's Mental Illness Affected LeBron's Final Year In…

I started working on The Whore of Akron in June 2009, before LeBron's walk year began. No one at that time saw much evidence that he was actually going to walk, not until after the Cavs lost to the Celtics in the second round of the playoffs and he started talking about "my team" in reference to the geniuses who… » 11/18/11 1:31pm 11/18/11 1:31pm

Breaking: Delonte West Is Currently Pushing His Broken-Down Ford Bronco…

May the resumption of basketball never trouble the childlike glee with which Delonte West goes about his business. After spending $3,000 on a 1994 white Ford Bronco ("OJ Style"), West's new purchase broke down before he could even get it inspected. He's now pushing it down the road, and it looks like he's almost… » 10/24/11 2:45pm 10/24/11 2:45pm

Delonte West's Furniture-Store Job Application Is Absolutely Magical

Delonte West wanted to work the stock room at Regency Furniture. He needed this break (which he did in fact get) in order to "stay afloat during the lockout." » 9/28/11 10:00pm 9/28/11 10:00pm

Delonte West Was Tripping On Antipsychotic Drugs The Night He Got…

Delonte West gave an interview to SLAM in which he finally opened up about that time in September 2009 when he was pulled over for negligent driving and cops found a stash of weapons in his three-wheel Can-Am Spyder. Turns out he had a rather intense reaction to the drug he was taking for bipolar disorder after being… » 9/21/11 6:00pm 9/21/11 6:00pm

Here's Video Of LeBron James And Delonte West Sharing A Brief But…

Your morning roundup for May 12, the day old coot Yogi Berra will come up with something witty to say about turning 82, even though he's only 81. » 5/12/11 9:30am 5/12/11 9:30am

Deadspin Classic: How Everyone Decided Delonte West Was Boinking…

Around this time last year, everyone was seeking an explanation for LeBron James's poor playoff performance. They found it, in the form of a bizarre Gloria James/LeBron James/Delonte West love triangle. Happy Mother's Day, everyone. » 5/08/11 4:00pm 5/08/11 4:00pm

Happy Valentine's Day, From Delonte West

We dug this gem out of the Page 2 archives from way back in 2006, when Delonte West was a talented sophomore, and his ideas for romancing the ladies were in no way sullied by anything that may or may not have occurred later in Cleveland. » 2/14/11 6:00pm 2/14/11 6:00pm

Danny Ainge: Celtics Welcomed Delonte West With A Mother's Embrace

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Danny Ainge, the Celtics' director of basketball operations, on Delonte West. » 11/01/10 4:30pm 11/01/10 4:30pm

Delonte West Finally Sets The Record Straight About Banging LeBron…

Yesterday, at the Boston Celtics media day, 98.5's Rich Shertenlieb decided to brazenly ask The Question to the Celtics' newly re-acquired troublesome guard. » 9/28/10 12:45pm 9/28/10 12:45pm

On The Other Side Of A No-No, Tigers Learn How To Pick Their Battles

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 7/27/10 9:40am 7/27/10 9:40am

Colin Cowherd Mentions The Gloria James-Delonte West Humping Rumor;…

On his show, useless ESPN talker Colin Cowherd has dared mention the Great Unmentionable Thing: the Delonte West-Gloria James rumor that was all the rage a few weeks ago. Oh, and he has "sources." » 7/07/10 9:00pm 7/07/10 9:00pm