Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  28 responses

Delonte West Suspended By the Dallas Mavericks

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

All told, Delonte West had been on his best behavior for the most part during his time in Dallas … until now.

The Mavericks suspended West for conduct detrimental to the team. According to published reports, Delonte blew up in the locker room last night following the Mavs’ preseason win over the Houston Rockets.

Reports ESPN:

Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. Carlisle did not specify a timetable for West’s suspension.

Sources said that West’s suspension stems at least in part from an outburst in the locker room after the Mavs’ 123-104 preseason win Monday over the Houston Rockets. He had 2 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound in 16 minutes during the win.

Though deleted by now, Delonte West did tweet out a couple of cryptic apologies after the suspension was announced.

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  • Comment_System

    dude really needs help.

  • JML-G

    imagine Delonte and Ron.. umm i mean Metta… on one team.

  • Max

    What did he tweet?

  • pposse

    the guy is in a tough spot, how many meds can you be on and still be an effective NBA basketball player??

  • shockexchange

    If you’re not putting up 20 & 10 then you cannot (i) smash the mother of the best player in the L, (ii) tweet messages deemed disparaging to your employer or (iii) be a distraction in any way.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i rooting for him but he is running out of chances


    You’re spazzing during preseason?? Def not a good look my friend

  • redoct31

    Ok, he’s a little off this we know already, but like the rest of the people who breath air on this planet he’s just another human being who happens to be seen on National TV as a part of his work environment and be thankful that he has the right support around him this way he continues to learn that not to much is out of the public eye these days because of real time media resources. As long as he ain’t going upside no body’s head or indulging in drugs & alcohol it it what is people. He had a problem at work and it’s being dealt with accordingly case closed . Basketball wise he’s as tuff as they come 94 feet. Hope it works out for the best for all parties.

  • biggieman

    Rick Carlisle must be a Del Taco fan…

  • ernieD

    “We goin’ to Popeye’s”

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  • Nick

    I’m wondering why this is under the section “NEWS and rumours”…

  • elmaar

    all of the previous times he’s been cut I was thinking to myself that this guy will be a bargain, although a risky one, for somebody who picks him up. Now in this guard heavy league if I am a team I prolly won’t pick him even for a veteran’s min. I believe Delonte might be done.

  • danpowers

    once an idiot always an idiot

  • bike

    Wonder what he did in the locker room that was considered an outburst…was he running around and shoving his finger in everyone’s ears or something?

  • robb

    lock up your mommas

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    He keep it up he will def. be working at Home depot,… I cant stand some of these clowns, your lucky to be playing basketball and gettin paid millions, some people just dont embrace it like others.

  • danpowers

    the thing is that it wasnt his first outburst and that he is blessed with a unique chance. many people out there just work as hard as any player in the nba without ever having had the chance to play there. this is not they way somebody should treat his possibilities in life. this is almost like spitting on those who never had a chance

  • danpowers

    alot of rubbish ^^

  • shockexchange

    What’s the over / under on Delonte West starring in 30 for 30′s “Broke II”?

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  • zogs

    good one.

  • zogs19994

    i <3 u

  • Dingo

    I think he is like a suicide bomber, believes people need to listen and respect his beliefs. He needs to realize no one cares, they just look at the mess.

    Guys like this will eventually force the hand to band self publishing while representing a professional sports organization, short term employees are all NBA players so what right do any have to make remarks that hurt the business and team long term.

    Enjoy what we can now from places like Twitter, I can’t see their freedom to comment lasting due to fools .

  • zogs1

    damn i hate biters like you. quit jocking

  • http://www.facebook.com/The.Royal.Duke.of.Kent Mike Kent


  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Isn’t west bipolar?!

  • zogs19994