Just last weekend I joked that Delonte West was “on his meds.” Well, sometimes the truth is said in jest and sometimes Delonte West goes crazy and gets in a fight in the locker room after practice for no reason. Tell us about the latest eruption of Mount Delonte, Alex Kennedy of Hoops World…
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.
Getting a little physical in practice certainly isn’t the worst thing he’s ever done. Oh, there’s more?
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.
WEEI has more on Delonte’s rough return to Boston.
It was the second known confrontation in less than a week between Wafer and West, as the two had to be separated on Sunday, one night before the team’s season opener, after jawwing during a two-on-two drill. Kennedy reports that the Celtics — including coach Doc Rivers and veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — have grown tired of West’s confrontational nature with teammates. The team, according to the report, is considering releasing West, who is signed on a non-guaranteed contract.
Miami does need another outside shooter with Mike Miller injured…