The Dallas Mavericks suspended troubled back up shooting guard Delonte West, and have no apparently reinstated him. Looking at West history this is probably not the last we will hear of him causing issues in the Mavericks locker room. Below is the team statement:
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have reinstated guard Delonte West after a brief suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the ban was lifted after the eight-year veteran met with Nelson and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Tuesday. After Monday night’s preseason win over Houston, Carlisle told reporters West was suspended without offering any details.
West has bipolar disorder. He was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season after pleading guilty to weapons charges in Maryland. Authorities say he was carrying three loaded guns and a knife when he was stopped for speeding on a three-wheel motorcycle in 2009.
West was a valuable player off the Dallas bench last season and is expected to fill a similar role in 2012-13.
Truth be told, I posted this article simply as an excuse to post this video. So what it is 3 years old. The man is free styling in a drive thru while opening ketchup packets. Lets see 2 chains pull that off. I do want to formally apologize to Afrika Bambaataa for the damage that has been done to hip hop: