TBT: Delonte West Didn’t Name His Son Delonte Jr. Because of Rumored Sex With LeBron’s Mom (VIDEO)
The rumor of Delonte West having sex with LeBron’s mom started in the 2010 playoffs. After that, LeBron essentially became a shell of himself as his Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics.
That set off an even more bizarre fall from grace for former NBA player Delonte West. At the time, it was reported that LeBron found out about the “alleged” banging ahead of Game 4, which ultimately led to the team’s lack of chemistry.
Delonte would find himself out of the league after a brief stint with the Mavs and Celtics. He would go on to speak about the topic in 2012:
“If we want to continue to grow as a human race, what are we teaching our kids if we try to make humor and fun out of stuff like that?” West says of the rumor. “Number one, something like that never happened. I don’t know where they got that from.
“For a strong black woman like that, for people to try to tear her down, that’s terrible. That’s terrible in so many ways.”
Then in 2014, Vics Sports had a feature on Delonte, including a video in which West explains why he didn’t call his son Delonte West, Jr.
“His middle name is Delonte but I didn’t want to name him Delonte West, Jr. just because of that,” he says in the video. “I don’t want my son going to school and people making fun of him for something his daddy did. He goin’ to school and ‘didn’t your daddy have sex with LeBron’s mamma?’ I don’t want him to deal with all that man.”
H/T – Terez Owens