Rather than make a run at the big name free agents this past NBA off-season, the Celtics decided to focus on retaining their own players and bolstering their bench for one last title run with the Big Three. One of the pieces they brought in to beef up their back court is none other than Delonte West, a former teammate of LeBron James. Not just any teammate, however.
During last year’s playoffs, there was rampant speculation from Cleveland that West was having an affair with LeBron’s mom. Some even believe it caused James to lose focus during the Cavs-Celtics series. I’m sure this isn’t the first you’re hearing of the messed up situation, and it certainly won’t be the last.
Unsurprisingly, Boston fans will be playing the story up when the Heat take the court at the TD Garden tonight for one of the most highly anticipated season openers in the history of professional sports. Listeners of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich Show who are going to the game Tuesday night have been encouraged to log on to 985thesportshub.com and print out a Delonte West mask.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a pretty clever joke. But wouldn’t you think this would distract West more than LeBron? If you can distract King James even a tiny bit it’s definitely worth it, but I wouldn’t want to be coming into a game off the bench and see thousands of my own face staring at me when I’m trying to play. Hey, that’s just me. If Delonte enjoys looking in the mirror, he could be in for a career game.Google+