Celtics guard Von Wafer sat uncomfortably at his locker a few moments ago and answered questions about an altercation he had with teammate Delonte West this afternoon. Celtics GM Danny Ainge told the Globe today that there was an incident between the two players at the team’s practice facility, and that the team was handling it internally. Doc Rivers also confirmed to reporters that a fight occurred.
“I don’t know what’s going on, but you’ve got to talk to Doc and Danny,” said Wafer. “I don’t know what’s going on. What happened? I don’t know nothing about it. First time hearing about it.”
It’s not all that unexpected that Wafer would be asked to remain mum. Expecting questions, several Celtics players perked up when reporters entered the locker room this evening. “Here they come,” said one player, to the laughter of several others.
Wafer — who was clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning — was asked if he was saying that nothing happened with West.
“You’ve got to talk to Doc and Danny,” said Wafer.
Despite the denials, Wafer alluded to the incident this afternoon on his Twitter acount, @VonWafer13.
“Today was a test!” read one tweet from the account. “I am a professional and will continue to conduct myself as one . . . God has a plan for me.”
He later tweeted: “I love my team #we family.”
Asked about the tweets, Wafer denied authoring them.
“I didn’t tweet anything,” said Wafer. “I didn’t tweet one word today.”
A short time after the reporters had left, Shaquille O’Neal — in a silent showing of support — walked up to Wafer and nudged him on the cheek.