Months after the rumors first surfaced, former Cleveland Cavaliers player Delonte West finally answered the question believed to be at the root of all the Cavs’ end-of-season drama: did he chop down LeBron‘s fast azz mama Gloria?
At the start of his first press day with the Boston Celtics, it looked like even the team thought the rumor was true.
Reporters were told only to ask questions pertaining to basketball, squeezing much of the anticipation from West’s first interview in more than a year.
But then a reporter from a local radio station asked West the question that basketball fans, entertainment buffs, gossip columnists, and the entire Northeast Ohio region had been wondering about since the Cavaliers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last May.
Did West have an intimate relationship with Gloria James, the mother of two-time Most Valuable Player and former teammate LeBron James?
Before a frantic team official could intervene, undoubtedly fearing West might react with four-letter words, or perhaps clam up altogether, as he did last season, West took a deep breath, stared the reporter in the eye, and addressed whether the rumors were true.
“Not at all,’’ he said. “I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.’’
And that’s that. Guess LeBron’s lawyer was telling the truth.