What do Earnest Byner, Michael Jordan, John Elway, and now Delonte West all have in common?
They are all proof that God hates Cleveland Sports.
In the last few days rumors have been leaked of a possible Delonte West-Gloria James affair. According to these rumors, LeBron James found out just before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals that Delonte West had been sleeping with his mom, and it seems like one hell of a possibility when you look at his stats.
"The Fumble," "The Shot," "The Drive," and now "The Sex Scandal."
The poor just keep getting poorer.
Just when it seemed Cleveland sports fans thought they were ready for anything, they found out that Kevin Garnett wasn't lying when he told the world, "Anything's Possible!" two seasons ago after the NBA Finals.
With the summer of LeBron right around the corner, Cleveland looked like the favorite to retain LeBron's services, but Delonte West showed us that looks can be deceiving.
When Earnest Byner fumbled in the 1987 AFC Championship Game, that was bad. When Michael Jordan hit "The Shot" against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1989 NBA Playoffs, that was worse. When John Elway brought the Broncos on a 99-yard trip against the Cleveland Browns in the 1986 AFC Championship Game, that was just plain horrible.
When Delonte West slept with LeBron James' mother...well that could prove to wear the crown as Cleveland's all-time misery king.
Everything was great for the King in Cleveland. He had his family, his house, his hometown, and his future right in front of his face.
Why in the world he want to leave Cleveland?
It became more and more clear by the second that LeBron would be calling Cleveland home the rest of his life.
Enter Delonte West.
There are a whole lot of fish in the sea my friend, but when you decide to get busy with the fish that raised LeBron James, well, then you could have some problems.
I don't know how long West was doing what he was doing, but I can tell you one thing: If these reports prove to be true, and LeBron James did find out of this affair before Game Four, it clearly affected his and his team's play.
The Cavaliers dropped games four, five, and six in the Conference Semifinals, which would be the three games after The King found out of his mother's relations.
I can't guarantee that there is any truth to these rumors, but the numbers certainly back it up.
Also, West's lapse of self control could prove to be the deciding factor in LeBron signing elsewhere this summer.
If these rumors were proven to be trumors, and LeBron wears a jersey that doesn't say Cleveland on it next season, you better believe that Delonte West will become Public Enemy No. 1 in Cleveland.
If Earnest Byner, Michael Jordan, and John Elway were getting lonely in the Cleveland Hall of Shame, then they could be lonely no longer.
Delonte West is on his way.