Each of the 2011 champions will be awarded a meeting with President Barack Obama, the Dallas Mavericks have earned themselves a visit to the White House on Monday along with new editions to the 2011-12 Mavs outfit except one Maverick, Delonte West.

Delonte West says he is “banned” from stepping foot in the White House after the President’s security team ran a routine background check. West had a high profile arrest over two years ago while under the influence of prescribed medication.

“I’m banned from going to the White House, so I’m not going to make it,” West said after tonight’s 96-81 win over the New Orleans Hornets. “But I’m going home to D.C., I’m just not allowed to go to the White House. That’s what happens when you make bad decisions in your life. You can’t go to the White House.”

I’ve been there 100 times in my lifetime,” said West, who was born in D.C. “I live right around the corner. I live in D.C. It’s going to be ashamed the President isn’t going to get a chance to meet me. I’m the president of my house.”

Since West entered the NBA in 2004, he remains a talented starting-caliber guard who certainly can put a very good team — like the Mavs — over the top. But even while medicated his moods tend to swing, and being constantly reminded of his previous mistakes certainly isn’t helping much.

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