Not So Cavalier: Did Delonte West Have an Affair With LeBron James' Mom?

Kevin RobertsSenior Writer IMay 17, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 13:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands by in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA playoffs at TD Garden on May 13, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 94-85.  NOTE TO USER: User Expressly Acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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According to the sports gossip blog; Terez Owens, LeBron James' teammate, guard Delonte West, has been having an affair with James' mother , Gloria James.

Yes, we know. This sounds ridiculous . But if it ever comes out to be true, we don't want to be the only people who missed out on catching it.

A source reportedly told the blog, "My uncle is the general contractor at the Q and has been for the last seven years. He’s good friends with a lot of guys at the Q, including some of  the bigger boys in the organization and knows Dan Gilbert personally. My uncle has been told that Delonte has been banging Gloria James (Lebron’s Mom) for some time now. Somehow LeBron found out before Game Four and it destroyed their chemistry and divided the team. I am not making this up, I wish it wasn’t true but it happened."

And we'll stop the random guy with the huge mouth right....there.

Okay, so if this were true, it sure as hell goes a long way in explaining LeBron and co.'s Game Five meltdown and loss to the Boston Celtics. It gives even more reason to a second loss that knocked the Cavaliers out of the playoffs.

And as for James skipping town? Well, if this insane rumor is in fact a disgusting and disturbing reality, well, you can consider him (or at least West) gone.

Following Thursday's game, LeBron said, "A friend of mine told me, 'I guess you've got to go through a lot of nightmares before you realize your dream.' That's what's going on for me individually right now."

Coincidence? Perhaps. Then again, perhaps not.

In any case, the fact that this story is escaping Cleveland tells us two things:

First, it's either a sick, elaborate, false rumor that some LeBron hate conjured up in his basement with his buddies.

Or second, it's just the saddest, truest, juiciest piece of gossip the NBA and the entire sports world has had fall into it's lap in, well, ever .