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Delonte West punched a teammate at practice

Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:18 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:16 pm
 
According to a report, Delonte West punched Boston Celtics teammate Von Wafer after the team's practice. Posted by Ben Golliverdelonte-west Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com is reporting that Boston Celtics guard Delonte West, who has been involved in spats with teammates previously this season, may have punched fellow Celtic guard Von Wafter after practice Friday.
During a three-on-three game with Avery Bradley, Luke Harangody, Semih Erden and assistant coach Tyronn Lue, West began fouling Wafer each time the reserve guard touched the ball. West was increasingly physical to the point that Wafer exited to the locker room midway through the game. As he walked away, West barked obscenities and taunted Wafer. After Wafer had showered and sat down at his locker, West approached from behind and threw a punch. Wafer didn't see the punch coming but quickly got off of the ground and connected on two punches of his own. He then wrestled West to the ground before being separated by the team's veterans. 
Kennedy also quotes sources saying that Boston Celtics management and director of basketball operations Danny Ainge will weigh their options with regard to West, who is signed to a non-guaranteed contract. More details as they emerge.

Update
: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter that "Delonte West has been livid with Von Wafer for days" prior to Friday's reported altercation and that "West believed Wafer was responsible for published anonymous quote saying it was 'obvious' when West hadn't taken his medicine, source says."

Update 2:
WEEI says West might be released after the fight. Also, Wafer updated his Twitter to say, "i love my team #wefamily." Update 3: Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports on Twitter that Boston is "not expected to release West, sources say."  Update 4: The Boston Herald quotes Ainge confirming that an altercation took place and calling the incident "unacceptable." The paper also notes that Ainge "denied there would be any repercussions," such as releasing West, a possibility that had been floated earlier today. 
Comments

Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 5:27 pm
 

Delonte West punched a teammate at practice

i totally agree!!! Get this scum bag out of the league. He needs to get back on his medication and of course he would not take a swing at Garnett or Shaq. West has no morals just ask Lebron or Gloria James.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Delonte West punched a teammate at practice

This really ticks me off. We take a risk with this guy due to his troubles, 10 game suspension etc. He is a talent that this team could really use but if I were coach Rivers.....ya have to think about team chemistry.  I would punt his butt right out onto the street. Let some other team worry about what he will do next. Loser!



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:26 pm
 

Delonte West punched a teammate at practice?

Where has the professionalism gone in sports? Does West not realize he's at work when he's on the court? I fully expect him to be cut considering he has a non guaranteed contract. At least neither of them had a gun in their locker!


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