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Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  22 responses

Judge Won’t Let Delonte West Play Overseas During Lockout


Delonte West’s legal troubles are preventing him from taking his talents abroad during the NBA lockout. Per his Twitter page (via WEEI): “Celtics unrestricted free agent guard Delonte West tweeted [Thursday], ‘Can’t even go get that overseas money. Judge said it’s a no go on leaving the country.’ In mid-July 2010, West was sentenced to eight months of home detention as a result of the weapons charges that cost him the first 10 games of this past season. While the home detention ended in March, West still faces two years of unsupervised probation. Based on his Twitter comments, West will not be allowed to seek a deal outside of the country during the lockout.”

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  • Yesse

    Atleast he can hang out with Gloria during the lockout.

  • T-Money

    i really thought that fake internet rumour would have been put to bed when bron and d-west hugged and talked after the last game of the mia-bos series. guess not.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Not sure if he’d be a good fit overseas anyway.

  • Robert

    Consequence of his own actions. Can’t say I feel for the guy.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    @T-Money, too many people lack any wit to not go back to the same well over and over again.

  • THE IRON LUNG

    They stopping my man “Desparado Red” from getting that overseas money.

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    He put himself in the situation,and has to live with the consequences. I hope he saved some money to get by for a while. @T-Money: was anything confirmed that the internet rumours were fake? I’ve never heard Gloria, D-West or LBJ speak on the matter or say it wasn’t true. A hug after the game doesn’t confirm or deny anything. I don’t know if the rumour was true or not, but silence on such a well publicized and ‘intimate’ matter tends to make me believe it true.

  • kbj

    he needs to rehab anyway, to make sure those injuries healed 100%.

  • ktokyo

    He should ask Busta Rhymes how to get that Arab Money.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    LeBron and Delonte denied it. If you don’t know that, then maybe you just want it to be true.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He can always go back, back to OHIO, OHIO.

  • add

    i guess they can’t track him with an ankle monitor overseas

  • biged

    Are there no leagues in Mexico/Canada… he won’t have to go “over-seas”

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    EXTRA HOT SAUCE IN THE BAG!!!!

  • MUBWAR

    how bout u stop breaking the law first u thug

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Delonte is a thug now? He’s a Mariachi, dude, know your terminology…

  • MUBWAR

    i didn’t delonte was mexican, my bad

  • Galagu

    delonte a bitz.

  • MikeC.

    @biged – he’s probably not allowed to leave the U.S. Whether it’s Europe, China or Canada. Most countries probably wouldn’t be too keen on allowing someone into their country with a documented history of mental problems and weapons charges.

  • T

    Not making light of mental illnesses, but I probably wouldn’t let his crazy ass leave the country either.

  • Nick

    @Biged
    “Judge said it’s a no go on leaving the country”
    Should answer the question.

  • Ramon A. Avila-Andino

    He could come and play in the Puerto Rico League (BSN) in the spring, taking into consideration that Puerto Rico is a US territory and technically he would not be leaving the US. The money’s not as good as in Europe or China, much less than the NBA, but it beats working at a furniture store or Sam’s and he would be playing basketball in the third or fourth best basketball league in all of the Americas (NBA, LNB-Argentina, BSN-Puerto Rico, NBB-Brazil, NBDL, in that order). Import players make about $5K per week plus a paid apartment and a rented car and the season runs from March to mid-June.

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