Delonte West, a Dallas Mavericks player, will be the only one of his team to stay back when they make their highly-anticipated visit to the White House, to meet President Barack Obama. In his own words, West has been banned from going to the White House owing to a past that has criminal records.
I'm banned from going to the White House, so I'm not going to make it,'' West said after Saturday's National Basketball Association (NBA) game, according to larrybrownsports.com, But I'm going home to D.C., I'm just not allowed to go to the White House.
That's what happens when you make bad decisions in your life. You can't go to the White House, he told the Ft.Worth Star-Telegram.
West pleaded guilty, in July, 2010, to a weapons and traffic charge after the police found three weapons hidden inside a guitar case. The weapons were found during a search when his motorcycle was stopped by the police, in 2009. Consequently, West was banned for 10 games from the NBA and has also been treated for mental issues since then.
To make matters worse, West went on something of a rant after Saturday's late evening game. The rant came after a Dallas-based reporter asked him a question and was published on Twitter.
The tweets were subsequently taken off but had already been captured by Mavs Money Ball, reported larrybrownsports.com.
Read the tweets below:
It is unclear as to what the exact question involved was. However, it obviously bothered West. Nevertheless, going on foul-mouthed Twitter rant is not calculated to help his image in any way.