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Delonte West got himself a one way ticket out of the NBA because he’s a constant disciplinary problem.
West spent the whole 2012-13 season on the streets, after the Mavericks washed their hands of him during training camp. Now West is clamoring to get back in the NBA, and as he told SLAM Online, “he’s hoping to get another shot in the NBA.”
“I had tears in my eyes watching games this past year—not because I’m bipolar, but because I’m sitting at home and miss the game” West says. “When my agent calls, I’m going to be on the next flight. Not to be cocky, but some teams that are trying to win are one guard away, one guy that can make a couple great plays away from going to the Finals.
“Well, I’m right here,” he continues. “Y’all know it and I know it.”
Talent isn’t the problem for Delonte. It’s the gun charges, the Bipolar condition, and his inability to listen to any coach he has.
Delonte is 29 years old and should be in the NBA, I’m just not sure he’s disciplined enough to stay.
“I watched the NBA all last year,” says West. “What I ended up saying to myself is, Let me stop playing around; let me get back on the path that I was on; let me get into my groove….
“When I get another chance, I’m going to put the blinders on,” vows West. “After this, I’m just breaking free of that stigma, letting stuff go, putting that stuff behind me. I’m going to show that I’ve grown, stats-wise and person-wise.”
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