Life after the NBA was tough for Delonte West.
After spending eight years in the NBA, West, 39, has endured tough times in recent years and has been spotted begging on the streets numerous times.
Boston Celtics first-round pick in 2004, West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, played for the Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks.
On Sunday, TMZ published an interview with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who explained that despite his best efforts to help West, the ball is now in his court.
Cuban admitted, “It’s a fight for him.
“I mean, addiction is terrible. And mental illness is terrible. He’s at the point in his life where he needs help.”
Cuban has previously tried to help West get his life back on track.
According to TMZ, in 2020, the Cuban picked West up from a gas station in Dallas and took him to a hotel.
Cuban reportedly offered to take West to a Florida rehabilitation facility and pay for it.
This was during a time in West’s life when he was addicted to alcohol and embalming fluid, according to his girlfriend Lenora “Quinn” Cole.
After that, West’s life seemed to have taken a positive turn, as the Athletic reported he had started a job at the treatment center in January 2021.
Unfortunately, West was arrested in October while banging on the front doors of a Boynton Beach, Florida police station.
He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest without violence and disorderly intoxication, according to WPTV.
West’s fights appear to have continued since, having only been seen begging in Virginia this summer.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6359680/mark-cuban-update-delonte-west-nba-seen-begging/ Mark Cuban provides update on Delonte West after former NBA star spotted begging in street