Delonte West, a former first-round NBA draft selection and promising backcourt player has fallen on hard times over the years. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has been attempting to help West get back on his feet after picking him up from a local gas station.
ESPN reports that Cuban confirmed that he picked up West, 37, from a Dallas gas station on Monday (Sept. 28) with the outlet adding that family members have told TMZ that they’ve been angling for West to get himself enrolled in a drug rehab program.
Near the top of the year, West was in the news after he got into an altercation with a man underneath a highway overpass in the Washington Metropolitan Area where the former player hails from.
Along with Cuban, many others have attempted to reach out and help West, who shared that he’s battling bipolar disorder and had done so for the duration of his professional playing days. According to ESPN, Cuban was moved to assist the former Mavericks player after photos of West asking for money on a Dallas street went wide.
Via Twitter, many are praising Mark Cuban for reaching out and giving Delonte West a chance to rehabilitate himself. We’ve got those reactions below.
Just read that @mcuban is personally helping Delonte West get back on his feet. He actually went to find this man, picked him up, got him shelter & said he'd pay for rehab. This is what caring looks like. Thank you Mr. Cuban for being a good human.— Grande Capo (@VoLinxx) September 29, 2020
Delonte West agreed to meet Mark Cuban at a Texas gas station and is now currently at a local hotel, per @TMZ— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) September 29, 2020
West’s family has desperately been trying to get him to go to rehab and he is becoming open towards it.
Cuban offered to cover all expenses for West’s recovery.
BREAKING: Mark Cuban tracked down Delonte West, found him a place to stay, and offered to pay for his rehab.— NBA Buzz (@OfficialNBABuzz) September 29, 2020
West, 37 and a former Dallas Maverick, has been living in the streets of Texas and is a drug addict.
Major respect, Mark Cuban! 💙🙏@TMZ_Sports pic.twitter.com/D8HU6Qeauq
Mark Cuban has reportedly helped Delonte West find a place to stay at, and is willing to pay for him to get help at rehab.— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 29, 2020
Amazing. (via TMZ)
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban indeed picked up former Maverick Delonte West earlier today and helped reunite West with a family member, league sources say. West had been photographed on his own last week in Dallas as the @TMZ report notes https://t.co/mFvRhspT79— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 29, 2020
Not a lot of people know this, but Mark Cuban has been there to help Delonte West well before today. A lot of it stems from Cuban’s relationship with DW’s former agent, the late, great Dan Fegan. When no NBA team gave a nearly 30 year old West a look in 2013, Cuban brought him to https://t.co/mT5jbGBAMB— Mayar Zokaei (@ZokaeiWorld) September 29, 2020
Shout out to Mark Cuban for trying to help Delonte West. But damn, TMZ has eyes everywhere. pic.twitter.com/xGg2viKOeb— Shamar English (@english_shamar) September 29, 2020