Delonte West

Delonte West

West in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Delonte Maurice West

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: July 26, 1983

Ethnicity: African-American, Piscataway Native American, European

Delonte West is an American professional basketball player. A veteran of the National Basketball Association (NBA), he has played for the Boston Celtics, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas Legends, the Fujian Xunxing, and the Shanghai Sharks. He is 6′4″.

He is said to have African-American, Piscataway Native American, and European ancestry. Reports are that his mother is dark-skinned while his father is light-skinned. He is described as the lightest in his family, with his brothers being of darker complexion.

Delonte has two children with his former wife Caressa Madden.


Curious about ethnicity

46 Responses

  1. indo says:

    He has the prettiest eyes

  2. jdonny31 says:

    He’s black. He just has a lighter complexion.
    Look up Tom Joyner. Joyner is only 30% white and he has a light skin tone.

    • andrew says:

      Tom Joyner is 62% SSA. If you say he’s “only” 30% white, it leaves out an 8%.

    • andrew says:

      Delonte West looks no more than 30/40% black to me. Wikipedia states the African-American ancestry comes from his mother. It’s implicit his father is not African-American then, but probably a white man.

      • bablah says:

        I think he’s one of those We-Sorts. Rock Newman is also one of those and he used to be all about black power and such. His (Rock’s) DNA came back 20% African, 80% European. They also tend to claim Piscataway ancestry. It’s not out of question that all Delonte’s ancestors were free people of colour.

  3. steven says:

    A lot of native africans have other backgrounds besides 100% negroide. They don’t know it themselves. Those that come in all different shades have many different ancestors of other ethnic groups but a good percentage of their genome is of black heritage. like 30% of white americans have black ancestors but you would never tell because they still look european so we just call them white today

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      100% African, Negroid is simply one of the Phenotypes,that so-called(black Africans) have.They also have Caucasoid,Mongoloid and whatever mixture those three can make,on faces of so-called black Africans.Now I do agree that many Africans are of mixed bloodlines.Back migration(thousands of years ago),European colonization,Asian influence are the main reasons for this.The rest have been tested to be indigenous(no outside reason for their color variations)

  4. Anya says:

    I always thought he was half Irish!

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