"Knowing Coach Brown, he would have been like, 'Um, D, we kind of got to get out of here.
But before he could head for the exit, Le Bron James entered and asked if he could speak with him for a minute."He sat with me in the locker room for like an hour and was rapping it up with me by giving me words of encouragement," West said. He left practice and sat with me for a while, just keeping me company.He later walked me down the stairs and said, 'D, I don't know where you're going or what you're about to do, but I'll be right here when you get back.' "My spirits were so high at that point.He had to get away and he asked the head coach at the time, Mike Brown, for his consent to spend a few days in his home state of Maryland to clear his mind.Being sensitive to the distress West was going through, Brown permitted the getaway, even though it was right before practice was to start.Still, it'd be nice if Mo had more of a game — especially in the playoffs, where Mo has shit the bed two years running when his team needed him most.