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Old 10-20-2008, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West contemplated quitting before leaving the team's training camp to seek help for depression and "a mood disorder" he has been battling his entire life.

West, who recently signed a two-year contract with Cleveland, said he removed himself from the team to "get my thoughts back together." He missed three preseason games during his absence from Oct. 4-15.

"I felt a feeling of anger and I just wanted to throw it all away and quit the team," he said.

The 25-year-old candidly discussed his condition following practice on Friday. West said he had been troubled by his behavior toward a high school referee during a scrimmage at the Cavs' training facility on Oct. 3. West took out his frustrations on the official, and said the incident was a warning signal for him to seek treatment to combat an illness that has troubled him for years.

"I needed help," he said.

West is taking medication and has been attending therapy sessions.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mental problems huh..
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Guess the herpes not only scarred his face, but his mind aswell.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hopefully the tough times are behind him. Hes a winning player whos gonna be a very solid role player for years to come if he does get past this.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Guess the herpes not only scarred his face, but his mind aswell.
safe to say that you may have a similar problem.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I bet you all you jerks would put a big birthmark on your faces to be a professional athlete making millions of dollars.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Good for Delonte. He's being forthcoming about a problem that he knows he'll take jabs for. He's also setting a good example for young athletes who might be wrestling with similar problems. Hope everything works out for him
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I bet you all you jerks would put a big birthmark on your faces to be a professional athlete making millions of dollars.
I by face you mean mouth and birthmark you mean .....

Then sure lots of the fellas here would.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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haha, damn, didnt know you guys were related to him... lol was just making a joke
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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haha, damn, didnt know you guys were related to him... lol was just making a joke
Shall we make "jokes" about Al Horford again?
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Shall we make "jokes" about Al Horford again?
Sure, not like he is family, but i didnt make a joke about Delonte's ethnic heritage, perhaps that would be more acceptable
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So making fun of someone's physical appearance isn't as bad as making fun of thier ethnicity?
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Seriously, Al Horford is a punk, and it is only a metter of time before the other shoe drops.....or someone drops him.

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If I remember well, nothing about his ethnicity was said, it was abut his nationality. The serious problem with crime in the Dominican Republic is real. But outside of that, hes a thug and a liar, he lied about him touching the ball in that infamous last second shot by Tj in Atlanta.

Thug AND a liar.
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If I remember well, nothing about his ethnicity was said, it was abut his nationality. The serious problem with crime in the Dominican Republic is real. But outside of that, hes a thug and a liar, he lied about him touching the ball in that infamous last second shot by Tj in Atlanta.

Thug AND a liar.
Yes, but crime in the black community isnt a problem, therefore every black athlete must be of a criminal background and im sure they wouldnt mind being classified as that.

And yes, making fun of a guy that looks goofy is way more socially acceptable then making fun of someones background or nationality. One is called racism, guess which one?

How does touching the ball make him a thug and a liar? lol. Should he have run up to the ref and asked him to reverse the decision? How exactly is he a thug?

Since college he has been a stand up guy and a classy one at that, he visited TJ in the hospital and showed real concern he didnt need to show, he turned down instant millions to stay in college and try to achieve the ever so rare back to back championships. Homerism aside, there really isnt much to hate about him, he plays hard, never gives up and comes from an impoverished country and is making his dreams come true, i think the shoe will drop for people that assume someone from a poor country is instantly a criminal. Anyways, enough being baited into getting into an arguement with the whole forum, it seems everyone can poke fun at anyone, but if i do it, damn im just low.
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Just be willing to accept it back.....or you will recieve some absolute ownage
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Im not saying dominicans are delincuents, Im saying he acts like one on the court.
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