Posted by Royce Young
Boston head coach Doc Rivers confirmed what we already pretty much knew: There was a fight during practice between Delonte West and Von Wafer. And as Rivers said, "That's all you need to know." (Video via ESPNBoston.com )
Rivers admitted that these type of dust-ups tend to happen, but more than likely the fact that it was West makes it a little bigger news. In sports, teammates scuffle. I don't deny that it happens sometimes. But for a guy like Delonte West, who is serving a 10-game suspension for having a trunk full of guns, you'd think he'd be careful. (Also, here's Wafer talking about incident .)
But I guess when you're who you are, you stay that way. It's funny though because Shaq has talked at length about how this Celtic locker room is the most together he's ever been a part of. He talks about how loose and fun it is. It probably is, but I guess that's in spite of the awkwardness between West and Wafer.
According to multiple reports, the Celtics won't be releasing West over this issue and I assume it will get resolved and people will move on. However, this isn't something that Doc Rivers is likely pumped about starting his season with.