Found January 09, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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The Dallas Mavericks, at the expense of owner Mark Cuban, will be visiting the White House on Monday in honor last season's championship. But apparently, there's one Maverick that will not get the opportunity to shake President Obama's hand. "I'm banned from going to the White House, so I'm not going to make it,'' Mavericks guard Delonte West said, according to a report by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "But I'm going home to D.C., I'm just not allowed to go to the White House. "That's what happens when you make bad decisions in your life. You can't go to the White House.'' West was born in Washington, D.C., so he'll more than likely have be able to keep himself occupied during the team's visit. On Sept. 17, 2009, West as arrested in Upper Marlboro, Md. after being pulled over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case. West pleaded guilty to the weapons charges and received home detention and community service. The Mavericks signed West in the offseason. He was been a solid contributor this season, averaging 8.0 points and 3.1 assists, including starts in 8 of the Mavs' 9 games. The Mavericks had to schedule their own trip to Washington this year as the strike-shortened season left a visit to the Washington Wizards off schedule. The team flew to Washington on Saturday and will meet President Obama Monday morning before traveling to Detroit for their scheduled game against the Pistons on Tuesday night.
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