NBA Player Denied White House Visit Due to Background Check

Nick Fishman

Delonte West - Dallas Mavericks

Last year, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat and won the league’s championship, to the delight of virtually every basketball fan in the country (with the exception of those in Miami who were actually paying attention).  It has become tradition for championship teams in a wide array of sports to be honored by the president at the White House.

Unfortunately, the Mavericks will be down a man on this road trip. One of the team’s guards, Delonte West has failed the security background check required by the White House security team because he was arrested after police pulled him over and discovered three loaded guns in his car.  Doh!

Given the propensity of athletes to run afoul of the law, I am shocked that this is the first time this has happened.

Wonder if Delonte will spend the down time with LeBron James’ mom, Gloria.  According to rumors, they might be an item.  Okay, that might have been a cheap shot at His Quitness but he started it with that classless press conference.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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