"It ain't no rumor," he told a Houston ESPN Radio station, calling the claims "absolutely true" and "absolutely horrifying." He went on: Murphy, who was once accused of sexually abusing five of his 14 daughters (who were fathered with nine different women, only one of whom he married), says James "may take time off." He also claims "there was another party...
that West wasn't the only" man involved in the alleged affair.
The 29-year-old is coming off the most efficient season of his career.
While an attorney for King James has formally denied the "idiotic and 'off the wall'" speculation (which appears to have absolutely no legitimate foundation), one former player is speaking out to the contrary.
Basketball Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy took to the airwaves Wednesday night and became the most high-profile person to date to back the rumors.
All that's known is, when they were Cleveland Cavalier teammates, West and James had a few interesting moments. Here's the key part: West says Gloria James reminded him of his single mother, Delphina Addison, who raised Delonte and his siblings to be "happy-poor, just enjoy life and the blessings that God has given us."If we want to continue to grow as a human race, what are we teaching our kids if we try to make humor and fun out of stuff like that? That's terrible in so many ways."So there's that, straight from the man's mouth.
The Dallas Morning News has a long feature on West (behind a paywall), but they excerpted the part of the story that focuses on Gloria James. I don't know where they got that from."For a strong black woman like that, for people to try to tear her down, that's terrible.
He risks being cut, according to the Morning News, despite being, you know, pretty good at basketball. Of course, that man currently is suspended by the Dallas Mavericks for conduct detrimental to the team.