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Delonte West looking for some health insurance

Nov 16, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

Delonte West

A lot of people are direct dependents of NBA players — family who need to be taken care of, from food put on the table to schools in good neighborhoods for their kids. The kinds of things you and I have to worry about every day NBA players have to deal with, too.

Like health insurance. It’s expensive but necessary, especially for a family.

Which brings us to this tweet from Delonte West (hat tip to Eye on Basketball):


So the job at the furniture store doesn’t cover that?

And 13 dependents? Damn.

That said, this isn’t meant as a joke — the lockout is hitting some NBA players. Hitting them pretty hard. And the owners hope the longer it goes on the more it hits players, who then try to force the union to settle. Of course, the union has already pushed back on that and sent the issue to the courts.

But as always, there’s collateral damage in these fights. And that hurts both sides more than they care to think about.

  1. edmazeing1 - Nov 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    He better get use to, the free clinic!!!

  2. mgscott - Nov 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Home Depot has medical insurance for full timers.

  3. acieu - Nov 16, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    He apparently ain’t got no education either

    • b7p19 - Nov 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM

      Pride of St. Joe’s my friend.

  4. jcioffi1485 - Nov 16, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Dude. 13???? Really? You need the health insurance to get a vasectomy

  5. suhnum1fan - Nov 16, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    just leach off Gloria James

  6. SmackSaw - Nov 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    UPS is hiring.

  7. metalhead65 - Nov 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    and they wonder why nobody has any sympathy for the players? first of all how much did the guy make before the lock out? second of all not my problem you got that many kids and can’t take of them, although it probably will be once they and their momma’s are put on welfare.

  8. trbowman - Nov 16, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Delonte West is such a tool.

  9. thetooloftools - Nov 17, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    buy some you knob.

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