Former NBA Star Delonte West Is Homeless, Gets Beat Up On The Street
Disturbing videos show former NBA star Delonte West getting beaten up in the streets of D.C.
West is apparently saying someone came at him with a gun while he was walking down the road. He then starts ranting and keeps saying "I don't give a f***" when pressed for more details about what went down.
In another video circulating social media, someone who appears to be West is getting kicked and punched in the middle of a busy road. The man on the ground, presumably Delonte, is laying motionless as someone else roughs him up.
Delonte spent time in a medical facility back in 2016, and he's tried to mount a comeback to the NBA. He has been struggling with mental health issues for a long time.
After the clips began to circulate Dez Bryant took to Twitter to write: "I see a lot dumb comments where folks making fun of Delonte west... this is not a joking matter .... I’m going to figure out how I can help him.... he need to be in rehab or something..."
West's well-being became a cause for concern following a string of events four years ago. First, Delonte was seen roaming around Houston without any shoes on. When someone asked if he was Delonte West, he allegedly responded, "I used to be, but I’m not about that life anymore." Days later, his brother Dmitri coming forward with West's mental health struggles, specifically, bipolar disorder.
Dmitri wrote, "Delonte West is not crazy, he is not on drugs. I don't know what exactly is going on in his mind but I can tell you that he is safe and he's doing OK. My family are trying to get him the best professional help that's out there, the best that they can afford."
Later that year, a photo of West walking down a street in Maryland sparked rumors that he was homeless. Delonte said at the time that he was actually helping a paralyzed homeless man in his neighborhood.