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Delonte West Banned from Mavericks’ White House Visit

When the Dallas Mavericks make their highly-anticipated trip to the White House Monday, Delonte West will not accompany them. West is, in his words, “banned” from making the visit because of his criminal past.

“I’m banned from going to the White House, so I’m not going to make it,’’ West said after Saturday’s game. “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,” he told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

West pleaded guilty to a weapons and traffic charge last July. He was pulled over on his motorcycle in 2009 and police found three weapons in a guitar case he was carrying. The arrest led to a 10-game suspension from the NBA, and West has since sought help and been treated for mental issues.

First he can’t play abroad because of his weapons charge, and now he can’t visit the White House. Between this and his car breaking down, thing just aren’t going well for Delonte West.

The ban is just as well anyway; Delonte played for the Celtics last season and wasn’t part of the Mavericks’ championship team.

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  • Anonymous

    “That’s what happens when you make bad decisions in your life. You can’t go to the White House,” he told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

    On the other hand, if you get to the White House by duping the voters into thinking you’re the Messiah, you can make astoundingly bad decisions every single day.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda like the , bad decision you made by including your f’d up political views in your comments huh? Or better yet, since you went there, kinda like ..REBULILANS..being the true bigots..they are!!! Now white house dat!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    How come Obama praised the NFL for giving Michael Vick a second chance after he was in prison for killing dogs?  This doesn’t seem quite fair – couldn’t be the prez was playing favorites?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mongoos3 Quinton Gierach

    He signaled the police officer on the road because he was on some antidepressants that he shouldn’t have been driving while on. He told the police officer he had the guns

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ISHRW5TBSPZFWIBYDORLD4S4NY Jyl

    duh, what does that have to do with this guy?