In the past, Delonte West has often been rumored to have had an intimate relationship with Lebron James' mother, Gloria James. However, Delonte firmly denies those rumors as he says that Lebron's mother reminds him of his mother, Delphina Addison, who raised him as a single mother. Delonte commented on the matter to The Dallas Morning News.
"If we want to continue to grow as a human race, what are we teaching our kids if we try to make humor and fun out of stuff like that?. Number one, something like that never happened. I don't know where they got that from. For a strong black woman like that, for people to try to tear her down, that's terrible. That's terrible in so many ways."