- Delonte West has been struggling with mental health issues, addiction, and homelessness since he last played in the NBA.
- New video of West shows him knocking down shots on the basketball court and gearing up for a BIG 3 run.
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Former NBA player Delonte West has been very publicly struggling with mental health and addiction issues for the past several years.
His troubles first came to light back in 2016 when he was spotted wandering around a Houston Jack In The Box, wearing no shoes and a hospital gown over his flannel shirt.
West, who earned around $16 million dollars over eight NBA seasons, was eventually found to be homeless.
This week new video of Delonte West surfaced
In new footage that has gone viral on the internet, the 38-year-old is once again looking healthy, knocking down some shots at Pat The Roc Basketball Academy in Maryland.
Delonte West back on a basketball court 🙏
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 17, 2022
Of course, fans have seen this sort of thing before from Delonte West. In 2020, West was also back shooting in the gym and looking healthy, only to relapse and find himself in jail.
After landing a job at the treatment center where he recovered after Mark Cuban helped get him into rehab, West was arrested in Florida after he was seen yelling and banging on the glass doors of a police station while holding bottles of alcohol.
Still, this is certainly a positive step for the former first round pick of the Boston Celtics. One that Delonte West can certainly build on and one that many basketball fans hope gets him back on the right path.
You gotta love that. Good for DW for being strong enough to keep on keeping on. And good for MC to have helped him find his way. Life is hard for a lot of people, including myself, but for some its nearly impossible to stay alive. Much love and appreciation to you Delonte.— Frank Eddy Shannon (@BearFallsSalmon) February 17, 2022
Praying for him, whether he returns to the court or not, just for his mental health and healing. Whatever that looks like for him. What he's showing here is muscle memory from years of putting in work...— HJ (@HJBMW4Life) February 18, 2022
My can still got it. Put him in the big 3 and also let him have some platform in the nba to deal with people that suffer from depression/ mental struggles— NBAGenius (@NBAGenius8) February 18, 2022
It’s great to see him looking healthy again. I was at a wedding once that Delonte attended. Didn’t speak to him personally, but he was obviously a friend of my cousin. It was sad to see him fall from Grace, so just happy he’s got his life back together 🙏🏼— John Dellamano (@DellamanoJohn) February 18, 2022
Could you just imagine if he made it back to the league and won a chip…— DCotton_sz13🇫🇷 (@Supseller510) February 18, 2022
Definitely could make a great movie out of that story 🤔
Anything is possible
Reminder that an nba player can be homeless for years & is still better than you at basketball— Big Baller (@BadPullOutGame2) February 17, 2022