Free agent guard Delonte West, who spent last season with the Boston Celtics, has managed to wiggle his way into more than his fair share of headlines this summer. And now, after a lengthy and public search, he reports on Twitter that he's landed himself a new job.
West has spent the lockout summer working on a rap album, trying to explain why he arrested with multiple loaded weapons while riding a motorcycle, applying for a job at Home Depot, and contemplating selling knives. All the while, he's repeatedly made it clear that he's looking for work during the ongoing NBA lockout.
On Wednesday, West tweeted that he was applying for a position at Regency Furniture Showrooms, a furniture chain in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., because he "need[s] a second job to stay afloat during the lockout."
Later Wednesday, West tweeted: "I am now an official employee of Regency Furniture."
Regency's website describes the company as follows.
Regency Furniture Showrooms is a growing leader in home furnishings. With style and selections, as well as unbeatable prices, insures us to be on the cutting edge in the current market. Seven (7) stores conveniently located allow consumers the easy of access though out Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia area.The fun part here is that West tweeted a photo of his job application. The application shows that West applied for a "stock" position, is ready to start work "yesterday," found out about the company through "word of mouth," and was looking for "full-time" work.
Regency Furniture sells living room, dining room, kitchen, office and bedroom furniture, along with mattress and accessories. Our consumers have the opportunity to take advantage of either store location pick up or delivery. Our first rate Delivery team offers a deluxe service that includes delivery, assembly, set-up and removal of packing materials. Extended services are also offered at each store location.
On the application, West does disclose that he has been convicted of a crime. Asked to explain what happened, West simply wrote that his gun arrest was the result of a "misunderstanding."
Here's a look at the Regency Furniture Showrooms employment application that West uploaded to Twitter.