NBA Guard Delonte West Takes Job Search To Twitter
Former NBA guard Delonte West wants a new job, after being waived by the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week following two suspensions.
According to ESPN.com, he's taken his job search to Twitter, posting a resume of sorts, in hopes of garnering interest from another team.
Using Twitter (@CharleeRedz13) on Wednesday (October 31), West listed his experience and abilities, while noting that he would play for a non-guaranteed, league-minimum deal because, as he tweeted, "by the time I get there u see what I'm about&what I bring everyday."
West is having run in the search as well. He tweeted that he's not "comin to yr team riddin a motorcycle," a reference to the reason he was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season -- he was arrested in September 2009 for carrying three loaded guns and a knife on his motorcycle when he was stopped for speeding. He eventually pleaded guilty to weapons charges in July 2010 and was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring, two years of unsupervised probation, 40 hours of community service and psychological counseling.
ESPN.com reports that the 29-year-old was waived by the Mavs Monday because the team was concerned he wasn't a good influence on the younger players on the roster. Mavs owner Mark Cuban said it was "in the best interest of the organization" to waive West and that it was based on numerous factors. However, he did not want to get into specifics.
West has bipolar disorder. He was suspended one game Oct. 16 -- according to sources, the punishment was related to an outburst in the locker room following a preseason win. He was suspended a second time Oct. 25 for what the Mavericks called "conduct detrimental to the team."