Ladies and gentlemen, you have narrowly avoided the clumsiest headline in CSTB history (until tomorrow morning, anyway); “Michele Obama Denied A Meeting With The Man Who (Allegedly) Wooed LeBron’s Mom”. Along with launching a profane Twitter rant aimed at Heat beat writer Brian Windhorst, Mavs G Delonte West — last seen in this space learning the tricks of the furniture retailing trade, tells the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Dwain Price he’ll not be accompanying his defending World Champion teammates to the White House this week.

“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.’’

While the other 11 Mavs will be at the White House, West said he’ll be OK at his own home,

“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.’