More Delonte West Drama, Confusion

by November 12, 2009
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Delonte won’t articulate what’s going on, and it’s up to everyone else to piece together the story: “According to multiple sources, however, West missed the team’s charter flight Tuesday afternoon to Orlando. Cavs coach Mike Brown said West had been excused for missing the flight. This was at least the second team flight West has missed this season, according to a source, and the others were not excused. Team officials declined to say whether this was the reason West did not play. He did join the team at the morning shootaround but did not warm up before Wednesday’s game. Over the last two years, at times West has grown nervous before flying and at times, said multiple sources, has even delayed team flights until he can be calmed down and convinced to get on the plane. Handling West’s flying issues have been part of the challenges in handling the volatile player.”