Delonte West Says the Rumor He Slept With Lebron’s Mom Has Affected His Life!
Rucuss staffFebruary 28, 2012
Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West is finally ready to talk about whether he slept with Lebron James mom, Gloria.
West has always denied the claims but this is the first time he’s talked publicly about how the rumor has affected his life. It took him two years to open up, but he’s ready to set the record straight.
West continues to deny the claim that a Cleveland Cavalier maintenance man saw Gloria and him in a compromising position in 2010. But that’s the rumor that began this whole fiasco.
First, Lebron had an off game during the playoffs that year. Then a website reported a maintenance man caught Gloria and West allegedly having sex. The rumor spread like a wildfire on the internet and its history.
West had a lengthy conversation with SportsDay DFW and he discussed how his reputation and market value as a player have been affected by comedians, rappers and media poking fun at his personal life.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“It’s affected me,” West says. “Everywhere I go, first question, ‘Don’t tell me you did that.’ ”
“That” would be the rumor that during the 2010 playoffs, West had a sexual encounter with Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James’ mother, Gloria.
West says he wants to permanently squash the rumor not just for his sake, but mostly for James and his mother, who West says expressed nothing but kindness during his three seasons in Cleveland.
In fact, West says Gloria James reminded him of his single mother, Delphina Addison, who raised Delonte and his siblings to be “happy-poor, just enjoy life and the blessings that God has given us.
“If we want to continue to grow as a human race, what are we teaching our kids if we try to make humor and fun out of stuff like that?” West says of the rumor. “Number one, something like that never happened. I don’t know where they got that from.
“For a strong black woman like that, for people to try to tear her down, that’s terrible. That’s terrible in so many ways.”
West sounds sincere but he should have said this two years ago.
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