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With all the talk about the Celtics being interested in Delonte West,  I started thinking about what I missed most about him after he left: his sense of humor.  When he was with the Celtics, you just never knew what he would come out with next.  Hopefully all the problems he has had haven't taken away that wonderful sense of humor that endeared him to Celtics fans in his years with the team.  Here are a few examples:





And my favorite - the wiyah hangah



Then, of course, who can forget the infamous Valentine's interview? Here are a couple of quotes, in case you have forgotten:
"I did a few romantic things in my day, but I'm not the world's most romantic guy. But I can tell you what I would consider a special night. First, at my lady's work, I would send her a card giving her instructions for the night. Send it to her about midday, so the rest of the day, she has time to think about exactly what I had planned. I would pick my date up. She wouldn't know where we were going. It's got to be a hot day, so I can drop the top in my SL [Mercedes]. I've got the white SL 500. I would tell her, she would have to wear white. She must have on a white dress, because I'm going to have on white. I'd have told her in the note, she has to wear her hair a certain way, just the way I like it. So, I pick her up in my white convertible. From there, I'd have the music pumping on the radio. The Jim Jones pumping, you know, 'Summer in Miami' song pumping. Got to keep a little gangsta, you can't be too soft. You can't be in there playing some guy that's crying, talking about don't leave me and love me baby, wah wah and all that. So Jim Jones pumping and then from there, wind blowing through the hair, boom, we get straight to the point -- we eat afterwards because I don't want to kiss no onions. I don't want to kiss you tasting like onions and steak and mushrooms and everything."

"One more thing: When we're on the yacht eating, we're going to have some Popeyes chicken. That's for dinner. It's to let her know, put a mental image on her mind, first and foremost, if you ain't from the hood, you don't like Popeyes chicken. Everyone there loves Popeyes chicken and the biscuits -- phew. But that's just getting it on her mind, saying, you know, 'Yeah, I can wine and dine you, but I'm a little rough around the edges and I'm keeping it real with you. I can be romantic, but this is real, we're going to eat some chicken tonight. Chicken and biscuits.'"
Everyone will have an opinion about bringing Delonte back. He is talented but brings a lot of baggage. But one thing we can all agree on is - the guy is funny.
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FLCeltsFan 7/28/2010 12:02:00 AM Edit
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  1. jeffereigh says:

    I have never seen this side of Delonte. He's a funny dude!

    I think just seeing him in a Cavs jersey just made me hate him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Delonte was one of my favorites because of his great sense of humor. He didn't take himself too seriously and he could tell a good story. Was sad to see him go and I'd like nothing better than to see him back with the Celtics. He's a good guy. He has some issues but if he gets the support he needs I think Boston would be good for him.

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