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Delonte West gives Gordon Hayward a “wet Willy.” You read that right.

Apr 17, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

This may be the most bizarre way to get a technical foul I have ever seen. After a diligent search it turns out the words “wet Willy” do not appear in the NBA rule book, but the referees decided to “T” Delonte West up anyway for sticking his finger in Gordon Hayward‘s ear during the Mavericks triple-overtime loss to the Jazz (a win that kept the Jazz’s playoff hopes alive).

In the second quarter after a missed Mavs shot the Jazz pushed the ball down the floor and West ran with Hayward on the break, got a little physical and pushed him and got called for the foul. Hayward walked away, West came up to him and gave him the “wet Willie.” Why? Why does Delonte do anything? Here is West’s explanation via the Salt Lake Tribune.

 “I saw some lint in his hair, and I wanted to get it out for him. Seriously, we were like two warriors out there. But I forgot the NBA is a gentlemen’s game. They want us to battle and scrap, but they want us to do it nicely.”

Even in non-gentlemen’s games, if you stick your finger in a man’s ear you are in trouble. Hayward was mature and walked away. Imagine what would have happened if West tried that in a pickup game at Rucker Park. Delonte, this is why you’re not invited nice places like the White House.

In other news, back-to-back overtime losses for Dallas (remember Sunday against the Lakers) has dropped the Mavericks down to the seven seed in the West. The defending champions should be a team you want to avoid in the first round, but they are not really striking fear into anyone. Well, Delonte West does now. but for very odd reasons.

  1. karlton2 - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Eww, now he’s gonna have herpes in his ear.

  2. dirknovvitzki - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Everyone wanted to play me last year, too.

  3. drunkenjunk - Apr 17, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    D. West was just giving him the same affection he gave to Bron’s mom.

    • mightyquinn69 - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      Naw, I think D. West gave Bron’s mom more than just a wet willy…

      • drunkenjunk - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

        ha, true

      • thesportgenius - Apr 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM

        She got the wet johnson…

  4. dirtybird2020 - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    The herpes came from lebrons filthy mom!

  5. blackmike2 - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    and give some prop to hayward. talk about keeping your cool. he came off looking like a man, the other dude is punk.

  6. captainwisdom8888 - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    “A cheap shot in the biggest way!”

    Hahahahaha. It was a childish move by West on a kid who didn’t deserve it, but lets not blow this one out of proportion. We’re talkin about a “dry willie” here…

    • kinggw - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      Too late, they already did. I dont know whats worse the hyperbole behind this story or the faux outrage by the announcer? Don’t get me wrong, West’s actions were a little bizarre, but it wasnt a cheap shot and it wasnt a wet willie. Nothing to see here people, move on.

  7. cdins - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    For the love of god i wish this guy would proof read his articles. Quality, not quantity.

  8. paulydefense - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Delonte sure knows how to use his Willies.

  9. storebrandcookies - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Never mess with a guy with as many tattoos as Delonte.

  10. allball23 - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Wow what a weirdo, come on mr. west grow up. He must have been thinking about bron brons mom before he did that lol.

  11. raidmagic - Apr 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Did he suck on his finger after the Willie? Now that would have been uncomfortable

  12. 4thquartermagic - Apr 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    That’s what Gordan Haywood gets for forgetting to bring Delonte’s dougnuts!

  13. rdav29 - Apr 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    at least it wasn’t a purple nurple

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