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#1 LakersGAFan

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 06:11 PM

He cant leave the country to play hoops over seas because of his gun felony.
I'm not hating. Dudes gotta do what hes gotta do. I respect him for doing whatevers necessary.

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Delonte West(notes) apparently wants to work at Home Depot during the NBA's current lockout. And whether this is a Twitter joke or a legitimate attempt to build up his bankroll one hour at a time, can you blame the guy?

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Delonte-West-is-seeking-out-a-hardware-store-job?urn=nba-wp7562



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Posted August 18, 2011 - 06:24 PM

He cant leave the country to play hoops over seas because of his gun felony.
I'm not hating. Dudes gotta do what hes gotta do. I respect him for doing whatevers necessary.


LOL

If I'd of made the money he made during his entire career I would never of needed to work at Home Depot during the lockout.

I'd of had a business to go back to, basketball players need to manage their money better.

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 06:51 PM

he's rich, plus eats fried chicken

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 07:22 PM

hes on that wacka flacka swag

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 07:36 PM

i didn't even know he had twitter

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 10:20 PM

Idiot. He doesnt need anymore money. Give some1 else the job. :facepalm:

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Posted August 18, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Honestly? Really? He couldn't managed all the he made in his career? I am calling BS. He is doing this for publicity.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 12:11 AM

If he really doesn't have enough money to support himself through the lockout, chalk up up one more on the list of players who don't know how to manage their money. Seriously, some athletes are the densest people when it comes to their financial security.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 06:19 AM

Managing millions of dollars is WAY different than managing hundreds, or even thousands. I don't know what Delonte's background is, but if he came from a poor family, than most likely he's going to spend his earnings to the fullest. Demands from his family, buying expensive jewelry, going to parties, paying for all your friends bills, tipping, buying a million dollar house, and basically living the lifestyle that he's always dreamed of. That's going to shred a lot of your earnings. Athletes need a sound financial adviser/accountant to keep things in check, and to make sure that he's investing more than he's spending.

Unfortunately, a lot of athletes fail to realize this until they've already spent all of their hard earned money. The bad part about being an athlete is that their careers are very short, so they have to proactively come up with a business plan to alleviate any financial uncertainties, if such a case arises. I don't think Delonte's going to last 1 year at Home Depot, especially when the season starts. Who would want to hire someone who you know is going to leave instantly?

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 08:28 AM

I worked at Depot in '99 at Marina Del Rey. Funnest job I never had. I remember the Christmas party we destroyed the hotel and got banned from having any Christmas parties at any hotels anywhere

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 01:14 PM

If I made a fraction of the millions that he's made, I would easily be financially sound and happy for years.

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 01:47 PM

He should of got a degree while in college

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 01:53 PM

He should of got a degree while in college


not everyone can get a degree, everyone has different brains....

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Posted August 19, 2011 - 07:03 PM

not everyone can get a degree, everyone has different brains....


I call bs on that one dude.

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 03:00 AM

I say sign the guy using the minimum or some of the Vujacic-trade exception.

He is an awesome defender and ball-handler, who can play the 1 and 2. Regarding his insanity, perhaps Metta World Peace can take him to a Celine Dion concert and the two of them can sort things out.

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Managing millions of dollars is WAY different than managing hundreds, or even thousands. I don't know what Delonte's background is, but if he came from a poor family, than most likely he's going to spend his earnings to the fullest. Demands from his family, buying expensive jewelry, going to parties, paying for all your friends bills, tipping, buying a million dollar house, and basically living the lifestyle that he's always dreamed of. That's going to shred a lot of your earnings. Athletes need a sound financial adviser/accountant to keep things in check, and to make sure that he's investing more than he's spending.

Unfortunately, a lot of athletes fail to realize this until they've already spent all of their hard earned money. The bad part about being an athlete is that their careers are very short, so they have to proactively come up with a business plan to alleviate any financial uncertainties, if such a case arises. I don't think Delonte's going to last 1 year at Home Depot, especially when the season starts. Who would want to hire someone who you know is going to leave instantly?

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Posted August 20, 2011 - 12:28 PM

Lebron should loan him a quarter mill. After all their basically family right?

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Posted August 24, 2011 - 08:30 AM

Lebron should loan him a quarter mill. After all their basically family right?


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