DALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks guard OJ Mayo went to bat for teammate Delonte West, who was suspended Monday by coach Rick Carlisle for "conduct detrimental to the team.''
"I've never really hung with him or anything,'' Mayo said this afternoon. "He’s a great dude. You hear stories about all of us.
"They say I’m the next thing to a killer. So it is what it is. Perception and reputation is everything, but D-West is great in the locker room. He’s helped me a lot this season.''
-- Dwain Price
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