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Celticsfan2007
02-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Remember back during the lockout Delonte West took a job at a furniture store, saying he needed the money.

He wasn’t kidding.

West has made more than $14 million in his career, but during the lockout he sold off his cars, jewelry, and was living in the Mavericks locker room for a while, he told the Dallas Morning News (via IamaGM).

During training camp, the Mavericks were allowed to get West a hotel room, but once the season started, they had to stop because that’s considered an added benefit. West said he tried to rent but a lot of places wouldn’t take him because he has a criminal record (he was arrested near his Maryland home in 2009 for having a variety of weapons in his vehicle and some driving violations). West had a place to stay when the Mavs traveled, but when in Dallas he slept in the locker room or in his car, he told the paper.

Mark Cuban got wind of it and had people renting a place to West within a day.

How did West go through all that money? He underwent a divorce, and had to spend plenty on legal fees, and a lot of money got sucked out of his savings, he told the paper.

A lot of his problems — including the divorce and legal troubles — are tied to the bipolar disorder he battles.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/28/delonte-west-was-homeless-slept-in-mavs-locker-room-at-start-of-season/related/

Wow, I knew about his job during the lockout, but I never realized he was strapped for cash this bad.

LAKobeBryant
02-28-2012, 06:16 PM
no team mate offered a couch to him?

FriedTofuz
02-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Hes a Criminal He`d probably jack your gear and be out the door.

Fresno
02-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Damn.

b0nk
02-28-2012, 06:37 PM
don't worry, he'll always have a room at Lebrons Mom's house

Gram
02-28-2012, 06:40 PM
^ true.

spreadeagle
02-28-2012, 06:40 PM
insane, also I never understand why these guy dont walk into a HS and be like hey hire me as your basketball coach or like run a camp and charge people 200 bucks to come hoop with a NBAer for a few hours..damn id pay 100 bucks to play one on one with a current NBA player and get some facebook pics lol

John Walls Era
02-28-2012, 06:40 PM
Some of these athletes need to hire someone to manage their money

RCarlson85
02-28-2012, 06:41 PM
He'll get no sympathy from me. When you blow your money and are a criminal, what do you really expect?

Fresno
02-28-2012, 06:47 PM
Some of these athletes need to hire someone to manage their money

Its typically the person they hire who ends up draining away their money.

They put a $1 Million or so into a stock, the investment goes bad and they've already lost $1 Million so now you need to invest another $1-2 Million to help the investment you made turn around. It turns around for awhile and then the stock fails. Bam! You lost $3 Million.

Stocks/Investments is just like Gambling.

Sometimes you get lucky like Magic Johnson did and other times you end up losing millions like TO, Rocket Ismail, Mark Brunnel, Vin Baker, Dr.J, etc.

Best thing to do is to keep it as stacks of cash in a drawer/safe in your home like Floyd Mayweather does.

GiantsSwaGG
02-28-2012, 06:48 PM
Why didn't Lebron's mom offered him a place to stay?

tr3ymill3r
02-28-2012, 06:48 PM
It's sad that a lot of these athletes end up blowing all of their money and as a regular citizen we are forced to live on $40,000 a year and save every penny for retirement.

smith&wesson
02-28-2012, 06:49 PM
no team mate offered a couch to him?

no he is a mother banger. .

smith&wesson
02-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Why didn't Lebron's mom offered him a place to stay?

right... see how woman are :pity:

Jint.
02-28-2012, 06:50 PM
hes a rich bum

thedfactor
02-28-2012, 06:51 PM
Not as bad as Iverson. AI had way more to lose and he did just that.

GiantsSwaGG
02-28-2012, 06:53 PM
Should of called landry Fields

Chi StateOfMind
02-28-2012, 06:58 PM
So thats what they mean by him being the first one there and last one out. Got it.

Pistol_Pete
02-28-2012, 06:58 PM
I don't really feel bad for him. He's a guy would most likely went college for free and then made millions and millions of dollars in the NBA.

If he gets ripped off, fine, I feel bad for the guy. It's more likely though that he bought cars and jewelry and other crap, it even said in the article that he had to sell stuff like that. Don't be dumb and waste your money. With $14million, he should already have been set for life.

Too many stars are idiots.

1-800-STFU
02-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Its typically the person they hire who ends up draining away their money.

They put a $1 Million or so into a stock, the investment goes bad and they've already lost $1 Million so now you need to invest another $1-2 Million to help the investment you made turn around. It turns around for awhile and then the stock fails. Bam! You lost $3 Million.

Stocks/Investments is just like Gambling.

Sometimes you get lucky like Magic Johnson did and other times you end up losing millions like TO, Rocket Ismail, Mark Brunnel, Vin Baker, Dr.J, etc.

Best thing to do is to keep it as stacks of cash in a drawer/safe in your home like Floyd Mayweather does.

If you want complete safety you just use US treasury bills/bonds.....

If you do the right things you can essentially eliminate risk. Very very rarely will you lose your whole investment unless you just dont pay attention to it for months.

It can be the investment firms fault if they hire someone shady who tries to maximize return to get his own commissions(typically 1% or so).....you gotta do research on that though

Gritz
02-28-2012, 07:03 PM
don't worry, he'll always have a room at lebrons mom's house

lol

SportsAndrew25
02-28-2012, 10:19 PM
He can crash at Jeremy Lin's old pad.

SportsAndrew25
02-28-2012, 10:21 PM
I swear to God these players have the money management skills of Rick Ross.

Cfrey
02-28-2012, 10:23 PM
imagine if players who made millions of dollars just lived conservatively like a lot of us do.. they'd be set for life.. instead they blow all there cash like there going to be playing in the NBA for the rest of their lives

CudiOnMyiPod
02-28-2012, 10:32 PM
So Allen Iverson, who has made hundreds of millions of dollars, blows it and gets top notch sympathy from PSD but a role player who has made 14 million in 7 years goes broke and gets no sympathy?

Jint.
02-28-2012, 10:35 PM
So thats what they mean by him being the first one there and last one out. Got it.

:laugh2::laugh::laugh:

Kashmir13579
02-28-2012, 10:36 PM
I'm kinda starting to love Delonte?

knicksfan42
02-28-2012, 10:43 PM
He's not an awful player I can see many teams picking him up as a back-up pg, heck the Lakers might have him start. I don't fully understand how he isn't getting 2-3 million per right now. I do feel more sorry for him than AI, because he has bi-polar disorder.

jrm2054
02-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Wow that is sad at least he has an excuse bi polar. His manic episodes are probably where he spent most of his money, when people go in to a manic state they tend to spend lots of money even if they don't have it

NYKnicks4511
02-28-2012, 11:05 PM
no team mate offered a couch to him?

He'd probably try to bang their family members.

blahblahyoutoo
02-28-2012, 11:06 PM
Should of called landry Fields

should've != should of

xILLN355
02-28-2012, 11:09 PM
should've != should of

didnt know my english professor trolled these forums

Bishnoff
02-28-2012, 11:15 PM
no team mate offered a couch to him?

They were probably scared he'd try to bang their mum or wife.

Lakerhead4ever
02-28-2012, 11:15 PM
no team mate offered a couch to him?

thats what i thought while i was reading. i dont know if i would allow him in my housw though