May 15, 2010
Rumors continue to swirl about an affair between LeBron James mother and Delonte West, the Cavaliers previously troubled point guard. It's an internet buzz that has grown over the last 24 hours, spawning a number of conspiracy theories.
Some have even blamed the story for James' poor performance in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, saying James found out about the affair before the game and was a mess because of it.
Others are saying it's another reason BronBron will look to leave Cleveland now that he can be a free agent.
What few are saying is how ridiculous a rumor it is. There is almost a zero percent chance that such a story is true, given Gloria James' age respective to West's and West's likely adherence to the sports code of not messing with someone else's family.
Athletes know better than to date the same woman a teammate has dated without a blessing, let along someone's mother. West has had psychological issues in the past, having been diagnosed as bi-polar and once been arrested riding a scooter with a backpack full of weapons.
But even he likely knows how big a misstep such an affair would be without the blessing of both King James and his mom.
The rumors continue to swirl, and have distracted a little from James' early exit from the playoffs and upcoming free agent hunt. Still, one has to imagine if James wanted a distraction from the basketball discussions, it wouldn't have included his mother.