Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested yesterday in Maryland for speeding on a motorcycle. While this reckless behavior is certainly dangerous, the former Saint Joseph’s University star made matters worse when he was caught possessing a loaded shotgon and two handguns. In addition to making Plaxico Burress look like Mohatma Gandhi, West also seems to be a die hard fan of Robert Rodriguez’s 1992 cult classic El Mariachi, as he was carrying one of his weapons in a guitar case.
Come on, DWest. You should know better. You’ve got the most important season of your career ahead of you and now it’s unlikely you’ll see any time on the hardwood. The Cavs will certainly feel the loss of West, and this could potentially be a devastating distraction for an organization facing major crossroads next summer (also known as “The Summer of Lebron”). Sure, the New York Knicks have a diminutive, derelict point guard of their own (sorry, Nate), but this incident re-enforces a major attraction the Orange & Blue will offer King James- the chance for him to essentially start anew with whatever fools he wants to compete alongside.
Even with Shaq in the middle, I simply can’t see the Cavs winning a title next season (My money’s on the defending champion Lakers, or the deeper Celtics and Spurs). I’m starting to believe Lebron will actually come and rescue the Knicks from a decade of despair. Hey, if the Mayans are right and the world comes to an end in 2012…I can only hope I get to see Lebron in action at Madison Square Garden for two exciting seasons.