In todays world no-one’s job is secure,even that of professional athelete free agent Delonte West.The continuing gloom of the NBA Lockout has prevented former Boston Celetic/Cleveland Cavs player Delonte West from signing with a team.
Bu,t a guys got to eat so Delonte West has been hitting the pavement like thousands of other Americans in search of a job. Espn Go reported that Delonte West had tweeted Wednesday September 28 that he had been hired by Regency Furniture Showrooms, in Maryland as a furniture delivery man.
Getting a job in the United States is tough,especially when you have a felony on record,but Delonte was upfront with his new employer and stated on his application that the reason for the felony was a “misunderstanding.”
West’s “misunderstanding” looms from an arrest that had taken place on September 17,2009, when Delonte was stopped by police on his motorcycle where officers found guns inside a guitar case that West was transporting along with himself. West pled guilty to the weapons charges in July, 2010.
Delonte West revealed that Regency furniture was among several applications that the baller had filled out over the summer,including apps at Home Depot and Sam’s Club.
West was reported to have previously stated “I might actually have to at Sam’s.”
The seven-year NBA veteran has career averages of 9.7 points and 3.7 assists per game. West appeared in 24 games for the Celtics last season.
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Cincinnati residents share their feelings about the NBA Lockout saying:
“I’m really P’Oed over this basketball season is my favorite time of the year and it is not looking too promising this season,” said Ted M.
Carl B said “At least we have college and high school basketball to look forward to.”
Tim D said “This is the least of America’s problems. Delonte West should consider himself lucky to have found a job, he was probably hired over someone who has had their application in first for publicity for the furniture store. You know some fans are going to visit the store just for a chance to see Delonte West.”
What do you think about Delonte West and the NBA Lockout,will you be upset if the 2011-2012 basketball season is shortened or canceled?
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