The concern for Delonte West is real.
Days after the ex-NBA guard was spotted wearing a hospital robe without shoes on in a Jack in the Box parking lot in Houston two weeks ago, West was bizarrely seen dancing and mumbling incoherent things to kids in a Maryland strip mall.
A close friend of West, though, wants people to know that the 32-year-old is receiving treatment for his bipolar disorder and that him seeking help was a group effort triggered by his family, friends, the NBA and his old agent.
His friend also explained the root of West's strange behavior over the past two weeks.
"Delonte was at a facility where he received the wrong medication," West's friend told TMZ Sports. "He began hallucinating. Because of the hallucinations he walked out of the facility, barefoot, in the hospital gown. He went to go get food. That's when he was videotaped and photographed."
Damn. His friend added that West is currently enrolled in a different facility, as those close to him remain hopeful that he gets the help he needs to get his life back on track for good.
Good luck to him. The Internet doesn't need any further videos or flicks of his strange behavior.
West last played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2011 through 2012.
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