NBA star Delonte West, 26, was arrested on a three-wheeled motorcyle and was packing three loaded handguns! Read more on Delonte West’s arrest below.
Delonte West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was reportedly carrying three loaded handguns including a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back.
West was riding the three-wheel motorcycle up I-95 when he cut off a police officer, who them pulled him over. West told the officer about the gun in his waistband… but a search revealed the three loaded weapons, and West was charged with speeding and possessing the guns.
It is not clear why West was so heavily armed or why he was traveling alone in the Largo area at 10 p.m. on a Thursday, Ellis said. West’s father, Dmitri West, said, “All I can say is Delonte was looking behind his back and protecting himself.” He said his son was looking out for both specific people and because he was generally concerned about his well-being as a high-profile athlete. He didn’t say who might be targeting the NBA star.
“Bottom line is there’s a lot of not-too-nice people out here,” Dmitri West said.
Police say Delonte West “was very cooperative the entire time.”
He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20.
From the Washington Post:
West was named The Post’s All-Met Player of the Year in 2001 after his senior season at Eleanor Roosevelt. He went on to play three seasons at Saint Joseph’s and turned professional after teaming with back-court mate Jameer Nelson to lead the Hawks to a 30-2 record and a region final appearance in the 2004 NCAA tournament. He was drafted 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in 2004 and was traded to the Cavaliers after the 2006-07 season.
West recently got married and purchased a $1.05 million home in Fort Washington. He missed several games for the Cavaliers last season with a broken wrist, but was a contributor in the team’s run to the Eastern Conference finals.
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