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NBA lockout: Delonte West gets another job

Photo: Delonte West, right, dives for the ball. Credit: Mark Duncan / Associated Press.
During the NBA lockout, Delonte West is taking a different route than many of his co-workers. He's decided to sell furniture.

The extended respite from the game has inspired various reactions from the tall, highly athletic men of the NBA. Metta World Peace is attempting to sing, dance and make people laugh -- this time purposely. Kobe Bryant is continually embroiled in rumors about playing abroad for copious amounts of money. West is going another way.

The guard, who played for the Boston Celtics last season, tweeted Wednesday that he had been hired by Regency Furniture Showrooms, a furniture chain with stores in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He even tweeted pictures of his first day at work, though if you try and click on one you might see a floating astronaut and a bubble that says "Epic fail! Our servers are experiencing critical mass."

According to Regency's official website, the store sells "living room, dining room, kitchen, office and bedroom furniture," along with mattresses and accessories.

While applying for the gig, West had to check "Yes" when asked if he's ever been committed of a crime. He was arrested in 2009 after police found guns in a guitar case on his motorcycle.

The seven-year NBA veteran has career averages of 9.7 points and 3.7 assists per game. West appeared in 24 games for the Celtics last season.

He's not the first NBA player to take a retail job. World Peace applied for a job at Circuit City during his rookie season with Chicago so he could get a discount on home electronics. On the application, he wrote "NBA player" and he used Bulls president Jerry Krause as a reference.

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-- Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Delonte West, right, dives for the ball during a game when he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Credit: Mark Duncan / Associated Press

 
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