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Former NBA guard Delonte West was reportedly spotted in Virginia asking passersby for money on a freeway.
A video surfaced on social media over the weekend allegedly showing the former Cleveland Cavaliers star in Alexandria on Richmond Highway. The video showed a man addressing the beggar as Delonte and both hands shaking hands.
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West appeared to be holding a cardboard sign, but it was unclear what was written on it.
The 38-year-old, from Washington, DC, has been in the spotlight for the past few years as fans have worried about his well-being since leaving the league after the 2011-12 season.
West was reportedly in an altercation in DC in January 2020 and accused a man of shooting him, prompting fans and former players to “figure out” how to help the former NBA player.
Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban also helped West get into a rehab facility in Florida in 2021.
FLASHBACK: EX-NBA PLAYER DELONTE WEST WORKING AT SAME REHABILITATION FACILITY HE RECEIVED TREATMENT AT: REPORT
He was seen in 2016 wandering around Houston without shoes, then got into altercations outside a strip club and at a youth basketball game.
Also in 2016, West was seen walking down a street in Maryland, raising concerns about his homelessness. However, West was adamant that he was not homeless and was doing well, Complex reported.
Her brother told the Daily Mail in 2016 that Delonte suffered from bipolar disorder.
“Delonte West is not crazy, he does not do drugs,” said Dmitri West. “I don’t know exactly what’s going on in his mind, but I can tell you he’s safe and doing well. My family is trying to get him the best professional help there is, the best they can. can afford.”
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West was a star guard at St. Joseph’s University before the Boston Celtics selected him with the No. 24 pick in the 2004 NBA draft. He then played for the Seattle Supersonics, Cavaliers and Mavericks.