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08:53 AM ET 02.26 | Mavericks guard Delonte West discussed how his reputation and market value as a player have been affected by comedians, rappers and media poking fun at his personal life. To put it in the proper context, here is the passage from our story: There's an elephant in the room _ the Internet rumor _ that the reporter has no intention of broaching because it was never remotely substantiated. It, too, became part of comedy routines. "It's affected me," West says. "Everywhere I go, first question, 'Don't tell me you did that.' " "That" would be the rumor that during the 2010 playoffs, West had a sexual encounter with Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James' mother, Gloria. West says he wants to permanently squash the rumor not just for his sake, but mostly for James and his mother, who West says expressed nothing but kindness during his three seasons in Cleveland. In fact, West says Gloria James reminded him of his single mother, Delphina Addison, who raised Delonte and his siblings to be "happy-poor, just enjoy life and the blessings that God has given us. "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."

Dallas Morning News

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February 26, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Naw, what's terrible is what you did to that strong black woman. LOL

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February 26, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Did he ever come out and deny the Gloria allegations before? He should have if for no other reason then to keep Gloria's name from being dragged around...Unless he did it for Lostwill to be entertained!

This is Delonte trying to clear his name cos the that Gloria chick is hideous and everywhere he goes people wonder how he did it. Of course it'll affect his career. Now if he's saying they didn't have sex I can believe it because there's three different types of sex. Clinton sex, Catholic sex and Pitino sex. But to say there's no ounce of truth on what's been going around for year is ludacris. There's no smoke without fire...

February 26, 2012  09:40 AM ET

im with West on this one, he is so rich as an NBA player, why would he have sex with an old woman, he can get any woman he wants with the money

February 26, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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So, did West do her or not?

We've all done some chicks that we' wouldn't anyone to know about cos it will affect our reputation. It's Lebron's MVP party night. Players are drunk and high,... who knows if Delonte took his meds... he probably even missed the hole.

February 26, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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im with West on this one, he is so rich as an NBA player, why would he have sex with an old woman, he can get any woman he wants with the money

Y've never been wasted at a party have you?

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February 26, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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These are the exact things a guilty person would say.

Of course this is some publicity stunna BS. Whoever Lebron hired to fix is image is not doing him right... Lebron is behind it. He's laying the groundwork to have a good relationship with the fans and media of Cleveland and everywhere else he's hated upon. Strong black woman my ****. This Gloria chick was so cracked up she couldn't raise Lebron so she let him go live with some other family. That to me is not a strong black woman... this is a joke! Delonte must have taken alotta dough from Lebron's camp.... hahahaha

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February 26, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Summed it up nicely, DJ.

February 26, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Stopped Taking Your Meds, Bro?

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