Delonte West Went to the Zoo Yesterday, and the World Became a Better Place to Live

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Back in December, we spent some time exalting the weirdness of Mavericks guard Delonte West, who had just signed with the team. West is known for his ongoing mental health struggles, and his non-dalliance with LeBron James' mom. But he is also a noted weirdo whose quotes can reach Ichiro-esque levels of awesomeness.

Especially, it turns out, when he goes to the zoo.

ESPNDallas.com joined West and Lamar Odom on an outing to the Dallas Zoo on Monday, where they hung out with some local students. The presence of zoo animals apparently tapped the keg of goofiness in West's imagination, starting with when he was asked about the animals they'd encountered.

"Well, I think they noticed as soon as I came into the zoo my natural animal instinct, you know what I mean?" Delonte said, speaking of the actual animals. "I got a chance to eat with the lions, you know? They had Lamar playing with the penguins, but they needed me for the more animalistic-type of things, carnivore-type of things. So, I also had a chance to give birth to a baby cheetah today and I'm just overwhelmed with the experience to be amongst my own and my peers."

Later, he was asked whether he spent much time at the zoo growing up in DC.

"I just ran out in the woods, whatever I could find take it home as a pet," West said, again stretching the boundaries of fact into pure fiction. "I had a pet raccoon once. No, I took my few field trips to the zoo, but like I said, I think we're getting ready to go see some of the lions and gorillas, my own kind and hopefully we can have a nice bonding experience and they will accept me as the pack leader."

The interview apparently ended there. Which makes me sad.

Via Waiting for Next Year.


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10 comments
DaTruth
DaTruth

If Odom would give birth to baby cheetahs, maybe he would find some basketball passion.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

This is the reason I like Delonte..That guy needs to stay here for awhile...he's a good person whos had some trying times in his career but strives to become better. Odom, on the other hand, needs to take a long walk off a short pier, if you catch my meaning...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

apparently you can get some, all you gotta do is roll into the library at SMU and look for "Jennifer"

NewsDog
NewsDog

He's too busy dealing with the Dumbassians.

sloppy jalopy
sloppy jalopy

So, you wish Lamar to commit suicide? Maybe, you could show him the way.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

prom prom?  We need delonte's animal instincts back on the court pronto

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I can draw him a picture...he'll understand that, right?? 

Mavdog
Mavdog

In that we gave the Lakers nothing for Odom, we really aren't out anything.

And there's that trade Memphis did with the Lakers that has turned out pretty good for the Grizzlies.....

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