The one time Saint Joseph’s University star has fallen on hard time since being an NBA regular, with bizarre photos and videos surfacing on social media in recent months.
Despite only playing for the Mavericks for one season, and then getting kicked off the team, owner Mark Cuban has taken it upon himself to help West. Former backcourt running mate Jameer Nelson has made a public plea offering help to West, as has Doc Rivers and the NBAPA. For whatever reason Cuban was able to get through to him and has reportedly reunited him with his mother, and West has checked into rehab.
Mark Cuban reached out to Delonte West's mother, Delphina Addison, asking how he can help. Answer was simple: Find Delonte.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 29, 2020
Cuban did on Monday, waited with West until his mother arrived to hotel, and West finally took step many close to him have awaited: Entered rehab. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/IiVKGH3a62
First, credit to Cuban for his detective skills and his willingness to help Delonte West. Second, we’d like to highlight that there is always someone out there who will help. If someone is struggling and you know it reach out, and if you are struggling don’t be afraid to reach out to someone.
The memories that many Philadelphia college basketball fans have of Delonte West are strong. The St. Joe’s undefeated regular season and run to the Elite 8 in 2004 is one of the most exciting times to have ever been a basketball fan in and around the city. Last Out Media is rooting for West once again, in an even tougher fight.