Former NBA player Delonte West looks to be in really bad shape while cuffed on street
Former NBA player Delonte West was caught on video in a really bad shape and handcuffed after a reported altercation.
Slim doing bad NBA need to offer him some help pic.twitter.com/b7MtTj9JAt
— Dr. Shaun Murphy (@damani_givens) January 21, 2020
In a different video, West can be seen getting beat up by someone. Per a report by Complex, the incident happened in Washington D.C.
Apparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the street this Morning. I went to school with him and it’s crazy to see just how his life has gone downhill since the NBA. pic.twitter.com/chm6Sbu9h6
— Measha⚡️ (@N90sKindOfWorld) January 20, 2020
West has reportedly been in poor condition since his last stint in the NBA. While he has also played in China, it has been a difficult past few years for him. In 2016, there were reports that he is homeless and begging for money.
Furthermore, last year, a viral photo of him looking broke and homeless made its round on social media. Delonte’s cousin immediately spoke about the incident and revealed that the former NBA guard has been struggling with mental health issues.
Delonte West played for seven seasons in the NBA after getting drafted 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft. After three seasons in Beantown, he was traded to the Seattle Supersonics.
He was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and spent two and half season in Ohio before moving back to Boston and then to the Dallas Mavericks. West has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, though he played in the G League in 2013 before taking his talents to China.