NBA's Delonte West uses Twitter to seek new job
Delonte West (13) of the Dallas Mavericks passes the ball against the Phoenix Suns during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on October 17, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. West was waived by the Mavericks on Monday. / Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Now the veteran guard, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, has taken to Twitter to look for a new employer. (West, who has bipolar disorder, was cut loose by the Mavs after being suspended twice for "conduct detrimental to the team.")
Rather than sulk on his couch, West is touting his "resume" online. His biggest selling point: He's a smart player who won't cost a team a lot of money.
It's not even takin a chance...I'm not comin to yr team riddin a motorcycle... High Q player/person ..low cost...great influence on young P.— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 31, 2012
The "motorcycle" mention is a self-deprecating reference to West's 2009 arrest for riding a motorcycle with multiple loaded weapons while under the influence of bipolar medication.
West, who has averaged almost 10 points a game over his career, plays up his skills to potential employers:
Defend and play all 3 guard spots...complete player...can be a scorer if asked can be whatever a team needs do to wide verity of skill set..— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 31, 2012
He goes on to implore NBA coaches out there to consider his basketball acumen:
And yea..this is my resamay...Coach....?, let's go..take me a day or two to figure offense and a few mins to figure out defense...!!— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 31, 2012
And if those coaches are sticklers for spelling, West has news for you:
If u haven't figured out by now...that misspellingwords Is a part of my twitter comedy...then u might be dumder than me....think bout it!— Delonte West (@CharleeRedz13) October 31, 2012
So there you have it: West may have his moments of "detrimental conduct" but he's a proven NBA veteran who will work for the league minimum, can play three positions and will provide locker room comedy.
A similar Twitter plea didn't work for Terrell Owens earlier this month, but West is only 29 years old and even if an NBA team doesn't call, Regency Furniture Showrooms will probably be happy to have him back.
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