UPDATED 10/25, 3:41 p.m. ET: Delonte West’s arrest last week involved homophobic slurs and claims that he was a better basketball player that LeBron James, according to bodycam footage obtained by TMZ.
After officers say West was yelling and banging on police station doors, video shows officers pointing a taser at him and asking him to comply, before he claims to be Jesus Christ and the President of the United States, as well as says, “I was better than LeBron James, I’m better than [Michael] Jordan.” Officers said they were detaining him for “open container and resisting.”
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After beginning his rehabilitation journey with the help of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, former NBA guard Delonte West was arrested in Florida on Tuesday night for allegedly getting into a drunken altercation with Boynton Beach police.
According to TMZ, West was allegedly banging on a Boynton Beach police station’s doors at around 10 p.m. when authorities asked him to stop. West reportedly had bottles of beer and vodka on him and was visibly inebriated during the exchange. Once police told the former NBA player to leave the scene and drop his bottles, West initially complied but then started a verbal argument with the officers.
West was then arrested and taken to jail, where he was released around 5 a.m. the following day.