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Delonte West needs his health insurance

Posted on: November 16, 2011 12:38 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

It tends to be forgotten that NBA players are real people with real lives and real families. They may have million dollar contracts, but they also have kids to feed and bills to pay. I know a lot of people never want to hear that type of stuff, but it is true.

For example, Delonte West tweeted this late Tuesday:



Thirteen dependents. Dang. West though wasn't kidding around. Earlier in the lockout he went to work at a moving company to make extra money. He applied at Home Depot and a few other places because evidently, he really needs money.

But again, this lockout is about to start hitting players. Tuesday was officially the first day 95 percent of the league missed a paycheck and with that, players are going to start feeling the effects of not getting paid. It's all part of the league's leverage in a lockout. It gets to withhold money, which is important.

And benefits, which are also apparently important.
Category: NBA
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Since: Mar 1, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:31 am
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

You could always buy health insurance or pay out of pocket for costs.  You might be elgible for COBRA under these circumstances.


Also, they usually give out free condoms at the health department...just sayin'.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 3:22 am
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

I don't really like reality shows but your creations are hilarious and I would watch them.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:28 am
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

Keep these comments comin! Hilarious!!!!!!!!

It almost appears as though this column was written to knock West. You dont really see the writer taking a stand. He is almost leaving it open for HILARIOUS comments like these to be posted! HAHA
Now that's funny... I don't care who you are.



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

Dam surprised he has time to play BB what with creating 13 dependants and all. I take it they stopped showing the safe sex video at rookie orientation.


mzracing76
Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 7:23 pm
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Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

He actually has 14 dependents, he forgot to add Lebrons mom as a one hahaha



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

Wonder if Delmonte has given any thought towards the Reality TV avenue for a source of income? He certainly qualifies for "Miami Ink" & "Celebrity Rehab". How about starting his own. Here's a few suggestions- "UnReal World" "Multiple Family Jewels" "13 Kidz & Counting" "One Pop at Love" "The Amazing Race Card" "American Idiot" "Is Delonte Smarter than a 5th Grader" "Basketball WILTF" "The Only Loser" "Jackass 4real" "Raising Sextuplets x2 + 1" "Survivor: Lockout". The possibilities are endless.........




 

LMAO!

That made me spit out my gum.  



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

So as long as fans are will to pay those prices, pay it to the players, otherwise it will end up in the owners pockets! Let Delonte and the other players get back to work. They can't afford to put gas in the Bentley on a Home Depot salary!


I seem to be missing your point McGavin.  The players had the opportunity to go back to work but decided it was in their best interests to keep holding out for more.  I think that Delonte may just be the first of many to come to grips with the reality of the situation.  He should be applauded for taking on a job like many of the NBA fans have in order to support his depemdents (sic).  The point you seem to be missing or overlooking is that the current players salary and benefits structure is unsustainable.  The NBA owners simply made the case that concessions from the players were necessary for the league to survive as it exists today.  It would not be a good thing for an NBA team to go bankrupt and under the last CBA it was inevitable.  The owners negotiated a hard line out of necessity and the players took a hard line out of pride, which is said to goeth before the fall.




Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

Maybe he could be a spokesman for Valtrex



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Delonte West needs his health insurance

Doc I just downloaded the "Get a Clue" app, thanks for the advice.

We are all missing the point here. Delonte just wants to go back to work. Sure he is terrible with his finances and it doesn't make it any easier having 13 dependants along with the countless others that he can't claim as dependants. Bottom line is that all of us crackers are just jealous this guy makes $4 Million a year doing what he loves. If we could figure out a way to get paid that money pushing paper around our desk and arguing about ridiculous situations, we would take it in a second. I'm going to guess we would all instantly have many more friends with "issues" as well.

The point that is always missed is that the only reason these guys get paid the money they get paid is because the fans are more than willing to pay tremendous amounts of money to watch these guys perform. So as long as fans are will to pay those prices, pay it to the players, otherwise it will end up in the owners pockets! Let Delonte and the other players get back to work. They can't afford to put gas in the Bentley on a Home Depot salary!


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