Earlier this week it was reported that Celtics teammates Von Wafer and Delonte West had a fist to cuffs after a 2 on 2 game in practice. Now word comes that another squrimish took place after today’s session.
During a 3 on 3 today. Delonte was said to be guarding Von very aggressively. It got to the point that Von left the game and went to the locker room as Delonte was shouting a bunch of inappropriate words to him.
After Wafer had showered and sat down at his locker, West approached from behind and threw a punch. Wafer didn’t see the punch coming but quickly got off of the ground and connected on two punches of his own. He then wrestled West to the ground before being separated by the team’s veterans.
Guys getting into it during practice is a normal occurrence. But twice in less than a week seems to indicate there’s something more going on. It’s no secret that Delonte has a few “issues”. I wonder if he’s current on his meds (I’m not making a joke with that statement). Ron Artest has opened the door for mental health in athletics to be a discussion point. If that was the cause of Delonte’s behavior I hope its addressed in a proper manner and he’s not simply cut and thrown away from the team.
However, if this is one of the 2 age old points of conflict for men (Money and women), I hope it wasn’t about Von’s mother (that WAS a joke, its ok for you to laugh now)
West believed Wafer was responsible for published anonymous quote saying it was “obvious” when West hadn’t taken his medicine, source says.