Wow! Who would have thought that one season with Sebastian Telfair would have had this kind of influence on Delonte. At least Bassy was just caught with one gun at a time.
The Washington Post (and just about everybody else) is reporting that former Celtic (and current Cavalier) Delonte West has been arrested on a weapons charge. Here are some of the details:
Delonte West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle north on Interstate 95 near Route 214 in the Largo area when he cut off a Prince George's County police officer, authorities said. The officer pulled him over, and West told the officer that he was carrying a handgun in his waistband.
That prompted the officer to call for backup, and investigators found that West was actually carrying three guns: a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back, said Maj. Andy Ellis, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department.
West, who is 26 and lives in Brandywine, was arrested and charged with speeding and two counts of carrying a handgun, Ellis said. He was released today on personal recognizance, according to Ellis and online court records.
Wow! 3 loaded guns: One in his waist band, one strapped to his leg and another in a guitar case. And he cut off a police cruiser on top of it all. At least they didn't say he was drunk and riding a motorcycle with 3 loaded guns. It will be interesting to see what his explanation is for all the hardware. No way he can blame this one on his girlfriend like Bassy did.
It is kind of sad because Delonte is such a likable kid. He has had a tough time since leaving Boston. During training camp last year, he admitted to having problems with depression and was diagnosed as bipolar and now he is arrested while armed like Rambo. I hope he has a good explanation for this other than he was going to blow somebody he didn't like away. Depression and bipolar disorder are not a good mix with loaded weapons. I still like Delonte and hope he can get his life back on the right track.
Funny thing. You google Kevin Garnett or Garnett Knee or simmons garnett knee and you basically get nothing. A day after he stirs the pot, and the rumor seems to have died on the vine. If he did make it up. Someone needs to call him out