League to Fine West for ‘Wet Willie’?
Delonte West drew a large crowd of reporters after Monday’s 123-121 loss to Utah for giving Jazz guard Gordon Hayward an index finger to the ear.
With 3:40 left in the first half, West and Hayward got tangled up on the Jazz’s offensive end. West gave Hayward a forearm push and then, after a foul was called, West strolled over to Hayward in nonchalant fashion and poked his index finger into Hayward’s right ear and gave him a push.
Guys get ear-holed in football all the time. But in basketball, it’s a little rare.
West got a technical foul and may hear from the NBA office in the next day or two for his actions. He also got booed relentlessly by the crowd after the incident
“I was giving him a wet Willie, that’s all,” West said. “He had some lint in his hair.
Asked if he was expecting a fine from the NBA, he said: “If they do, they do. If they don’t, they don’t.”