DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have suspended guard Delonte West indefinitely, the team announced this morning.
"We have suspended Delonte for conduct detrimental to the team," said Donnie Nelson, the Mavs' president of basketball operations."The suspension is effective immediately and no other statements will be issued."
This is the second suspension for West in the last 11 days. The Mavs suspended West on Oct. 15 for one day for conduct detrimental to the team.
In the Mavs' seven preseason games, West averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game.
After the suspension, West took to Twitter to go on a twitter rant. Here' an account of West's recent seven tweets:
"I'm gonna just pray for um!!!...perception is not reality!!!..real is real...in any language,culture...and what's wrong is what's wrong.''
"All my family friends fans...who been right der wit me this uphill battle over the last 4years to get to this point....already know.''
"That my name showin up in any fashion in a negative light is the worst thing that can happen.everything Ived worked towards out d window.''
"Just ask u to talk with me....I'm a grown man...that's not above logic and reason...Before u go to the papers wit false information.''
"If I'm not what u lookin 4 ....That's fine...just dont kick me in my ass on the way out the door....I didn't do anything to deserve that...''
"I love the city of Dallas..I love playin in the NBA...no I'm not off my meds...no I ain't on no bipolar trip...this real people lives..''
"And it just ain't right..imma leave it at that..no ill will towards no one...I'm just sittin here across from the arena wit tear in my eyes.''
-- Dwain Price
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