Despite a broken wrist that will keep him out for at least a few more weeks, Delonte West seems in good spirits.
“You know what, I wanted to be frustrated,” he said. “I wanted to be sad for myself. I just couldn’t. I looked up at the sky and I laughed with the lord. I said, ‘There must be something that I’m missing, somewhere where I’m not getting it. That’s when you’ve got to slow down and open your eyes up to everything around you, and that’s what I’m doing.”
Rather than become frustrated by his tough luck, West remains focused on today.
“Every day is a championship to me,” he said. “I’m going to try to get the best possible outcome out of each situation, and at the end of the day, I’ve won. I’ve won a championship. Each day you’re building for the main goal — that’s there, the championship is in my mind. But I’m not looking that far. I’m looking at today. How can I get better for tomorrow? Tommorrow, get better for the next day. So when the championship comes, I’m going to be well-prepared.”
West suggests you should never underestimate his heart.
“Just when you think I’m done, and you’re going to get a ten-count on me,” West said, “I’m standing up for the eight count. You can’t never count me out.”