Ethe former player Delonte Westthe strangest soul in the NBA, seems to have risen from his particular descent into hell. West seems to have left behind all the non-sports episodes he has experienced in recent years and wants to resume his sports activity at 38 years of age.
After starring in several scandals like when he was detained in the middle of the street totally out of place or like when it was caught on camera by an amateur begging at a traffic lightthe former player for Celtics, Sonics, Cavaliers and Mavericks He seems to have found his way again.
West, who has just come out of a rehabilitation process for his drug addiction, prepares himself with a single goal: to enjoy basketball again after having lived through hell. He now he has the goal just one step away if he overcomes the access tests to the Big3, the 3×3 league created by the rapper Ice Cube and in which former NBA players such as Joe Johnson or Lamar Odom participate.
Delonte West: NBA career and fall to hell
Delonte West was born in 1983 in Washington DC. After standing out at the University of Saint Joseph he was selected by the Boston Celtics. as number 24 in the 2004 draft. The point guard played 432 games in the best league in the world and averaged 9.7 points; 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds before ending his career in 2012 after winning more than 16 million dollars.
The former player, who suffers Bipolar disorder, has already been the protagonist of different scandals even in his player stage. For example, in 2009 he was arrested carrying multiple firearmswhile in 2012 he was fined by the NBA itself for sticking his finger in Gordon Hayward’s ear in full confrontation between the Mavericks and the Jazz.
On 2010 his name jumped back into the headlines when It was rumored that he had a relationship with Gloria James, the mother of his former partner in the Cavaliers LeBron James. Meanwhile in 2016 already saw another image of him begging on the street alert about the status of the former player. West himself claimed that he was not homeless and that he was helping a homeless person, but he remembered his mental problems and how he was trying to fight the demons that continue to lurk around every corner. At least now he has found basketball again as a shield against them.