West, who is bipolar and is facing six weapons charges from a Sept. 17 incident in Maryland in which police say he was carrying on a three-wheeled motorcycle three loaded guns and an eight-and-a-half-inch bowie knife, was asked after Wednesday’s shootaround how he is progressing after having two leaves of absence during training camp to attend to personal matters. West ended up not playing in the first three games of the season.
West, who hadn’t spoken to reporters since media day Sept. 28, was asked what that meant.
“One plus one always be two,” he said.
West again was asked to clarify.
“One plus one always be two, brother,” he said.
West declined further comment.
Here’s a question: Why is the media so liberal in describing West as bipolar? Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leukemia ? Is Magic Johnson HIV?
No. They have the illness or disease. West lives with bipolar disorder, and really, it doesn’t need to come up that often in a discussion on whether he acts a fool or not.
West has managed it pretty well for a number of years up to this point. Is there really a reason to put his medical history out there like that?