MISSPELLING & DISPELLING
BY DAN CAHILL November 1, 2012 9:33PM
San Francisco Giants Victory Parade
Updated: December 2, 2012 2:13PM
Resume writing has undergone a dramatic makeover during the digital age, but unemployed basketball player Delonte West has taken it to a new extreme. The embattled guard, who was released Monday by the Dallas Mavericks, tweeted his credentials Wednesday to any NBA GM who would “follow.” West’s narrative tried to dispel the negative baggage that has followed him on five different stops around the league.
“It’s not even takin a chance,” he tweeted. “I’m not comin to yr team riddin a motorcycle... High Q player/person ..low cost...great influence on yoéung P.”
West emphasized his experience (“play all 3 guard spots”), skill sets (quite obviously, spell-check not one of them) and salary demands (“My rates..are league minimum...non garentee”). In fact, West, who has made more than $15 million in eight seasons, said he’s not worried about what the guy next to him makes: “if he has a steak and patatoe..kool...I’m fine with my popeyes.”
All in all, a pretty comprehensive resume. But we did notice one seemingly intentional oversight: no references.