Former NBA player Delonte West is going through some tough times and Doc Rivers wants to help.
On Wednesday, a picture of West begging for money in the Dallas area went viral on Twitter which prompted several fans asking the NBA to lend a helping hand.
— B Weave🌊 (@_BWeaver) September 23, 2020
According to TMZ, Delonte’s former teammate Jameer Nelson, the NBPA, Delonte’s former coach Doc Rivers, have been trying to reach out recently to help him get off the streets.
Via TMZ Sports
The viral photo — reportedly taken recently in Dallas — appears to show the 37-year-old former guard begging for money on the street.
The question has been … why haven’t former players and coaches stepped in and helped West?
As it turns out, TMZ Sports has learned, they’ve been trying for months.
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.
Concerns over West’s deteriorating mental health have surfaced in recent years and despite promises to get him help it seems like no one has been able to reach out to him.
This is my mother with my cousin Delonte West facts. He has struggled with Mental Health his entire life along with battling multiple media speculated accusations. For the protection of my family and his life. I ask that you please not crucify him. pic.twitter.com/gTsrD9dGzq
— NJ666BEATS (@Nj666B) August 26, 2019
Hopefully, Rivers and Nelson are able to get West the help he needs.