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Malcolm Delaney
Malcolm Delaney
Position: G
Born: 03/11/89
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $2,500,000
A night of celebration ended in gunfire. Malcolm Delaneyโ€™s world turned upside down on what had been the greatest day of his young life last summer. Hours earlier, he signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks, ending five years of toil overseas and reaching his NBA aspiration. And then suddenly, he was cradling the body of his older brother Vincent after he was struck five times in a drive-by shooting. โ€œIt was the worst night of my life,โ€ said Malcolm, a rookie about to start his first NBA training camp this week.
When leaving a Prince Georgeโ€™s County night club, a friend โ€œEuro-steppedโ€ โ€” a cross-over basketball move โ€” around another man and words were exchanged. There was no physical altercation, just words, Malcolm said. His party departed, most thinking nothing more of the incident. Shortly after on a nearby highway, a car pulled up alongside the van and opened fire. Of the 13 people inside โ€” 12 passengers and a driver โ€” only one was struck by a bullet. Seated in the middle seat, Vincent Delaney, 31, was struck twice in the back, twice in the shoulder and once in a finger that would require amputation., while sitting in the middle seat of the van. Vincentโ€™s wife was grazed in the back, remarkably the only other person hit despite three others, including Malcolm, sitting alongside the large window.
Though critically injured,Vincent underwent surgery and survived. In the two months since the incident, he has been slowly recovering in a rehabilitation facility but still has a long way to go. Bullet fragments remain lodged in his spine and chest. Malcolm reports his brother is no longer on life-support machinery and can eat and drink on his own. His outgoing personality is returning. He doesnโ€™t complain about what happened to him.
This was not the only gun violence incident a member of the Hawks faced this summer. Fellow rookie DeAndre Bembry lost his brother to a shooting weeks before he was selected in the NBA draft. They recently shared their experiences at the leagueโ€™s rookie symposium. Malcolm said he told his story so his new teammate would know he wasnโ€™t alone. Malcolm posted some details of the tragedy on social media, something he believes to be cathartic as he recovers from the trauma.