Mavs owner Mark Cuban picks Delonte West up at Texas gas station, now working on game plan
West, who played for the Mavs in 2011-12, was recently holding a sign on a street in Dallas looking for money and food.
Once the picture circulated and got to Cuban, the Mavs boss knew he had to step up and help West.
Sources connected to West’s family tell us that Cuban — who had been trying to reach DW on the phone for days — finally got in contact with Delonte … who agreed to meet the Mavs owner on Monday in Dallas.
We’re told Cuban took West to a local hotel … while his family formulates a game plan.
Our sources tell us West’s circle of fam and friends have been trying desperately to get Delonte to go to rehab … and he now seems open to the idea.
We’re even told Cuban has offered to help cover Delonte’s cost for treatment.
This is a terrific turn of events for Delonte West. Hopefully, Mark Cuban helps the former Saint Joseph’s star and West is able to turn his life around. He’s only 37 years old, so West still has plenty of life ahead of him if he’s able to get healthy.
West appeared in 44 games for the Mavs during the 2011-12 lockout season. He averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 assists per contest.
The last game West played in the NBA was against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 playoffs as a member of the Mavs.