Delonte West might be the most interesting person in the NBA. West has had his share of strange incidents; from the rumors that he had relations with Gloria James (LeBron’s mom) to catching a weapons charge for carrying a guitar case full of guns to sleeping in the locker room because he couldn’t get approved for an apartment in Dallas.
Apparently Delonte has a way with animals as well. West and teammate Lamar Odom recently visited the Dallas Zoo with a group of Dallas area students recently, where Delonte got the chance to get in touch with his animal instincts:
“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.”
West, who grew up in Washington D.C., was asked if he spent much time at the zoo as a youngster.
“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.”
Someone needs to get Delonte West a reality TV show as soon as possible. Any man who can produce Youtube gems like this one needs to have a camera crew following him as much as possible. It would probably be more entertaining than Odom’s and his famous wife’s show, right?