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Disturbing Delonte West image surfaces, Doc Rivers and others trying to help former star

NBA, Delonte West, Doc Rivers

Delonte West has been battling personal issues since retiring from the NBA, and he was recently spotted apparently begging for money in Dallas.

Recently, a rather disturbing image surfaced of West.

According to TMZ, some of West’s former NBA teammates and coaches have reportedly been working to get West assistance in an effort to get him back on his feet:

Multiple sources tell us that the league, NBPA, and Delonte’s former coach, Doc Rivers, and former St. Joe’s college teammate, Jameer Nelson, and others have attempted to get DW much needed assistance.

West entered the NBA back in 2004 after being drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 24th overall pick.

The Washington, D.C. native became Boston’s full-time starter in his second season, averaging double figures in scoring. Delonte West eventually landed in Cleveland, where he and Mo Williams formed an intriguing backcourt.

West had one last spin in Boston prior to ending his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. However, things had been going south years before West’s playing days ended.

The 37-year-old was arrested in September of 2009, with the cops on the scene finding guns in the back of his car. West said he had an averse reaction to a drug he had been taking to manage his bipolar disorder.

Earlier this year, West was involved in a street fight after reportedly hitting a man with a glass bottle.

It seems West’s peers have been making efforts to get him help. Perhaps the league and Player’s Association can combine resources to find aid West. The former NBA talent’s downward spiral has been sad to see, but he has people in his corner as he battles mental health and other issues.