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ESPN caught up with Delonte West in Washington DC over the weekend, where he was assistant coaching the Goodman League team during a game against Los Angeles' Drew League. Delonte now has a new job in mind to keep him busy during the lockout. Apparently he plans on selling knives at Sam's Club or BJ's in addition to working at the Home Depot.
“I actually might have work with Sam’s [Club], BJ’s, selling knives,” West said. “That’s pretty cool too. I get a microphone and everything.”

West’s down-to-earth approach to lockout employment is also reflected in his attitude toward the summer league games, which he saw as a chance for NBA players to connect with the fan base.

“With the lockout going on, guys could be anywhere in the world vacationing, but they’re right here supporting the people," he said. "The people are going through a lockout just like we are. They make it a lot about us, but the average American is going through a lockout themselves.”

West said he hadn’t heard back yet on his “average American” job application, but he was looking forward to potential employee perks at Home Depot, should the lockout extend into the season.

“You gotta get with it, do something that you love,” he said. “I’m an architect, I was an art major. At Home Depot, I get free discount on hammers and nails.” 
Read the full article on ESPN.com

Danielle Hobeika 8/22/2011 01:23:00 PM Edit
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4 Responses so far.

  1. QD says:

    “You gotta get with it, do something that you love,” he said. “I’m an architect, I was an art major. At Home Depot, I get free discount on hammers and nails.”

    That's what I'm talking about DWest... I respect your hustle.

  2. Nicholas says:

    Delonte has a little bit of the Aussie battler in him that we value so highly here down under. Love his attitude and approach....he seems so much more at peace!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Love Delonte's attitude and that he doesn't think he's above those jobs. Tons of respect for him.

  4. Three Toe says:

    yea i used to make fun of him for things like being armed to the teeth when riding around on motorcycles like he's doubling for a stallone movie, but I have to say, I like him more and more as time goes on.

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