[Video] Delonte West Needs Serious Help

[Video] Delonte West Needs Serious Help

Disturbing new video shows ex-NBA guard dancing bizarrely in a Maryland strip mall.

Published February 22, 2016

Update: It's getting worse for Delonte West by the day.

A disturbing new video has emerged of the former NBA guard bizarrely dancing and saying incoherent things to kids in a Maryland strip mall.

This comes days after photos were released of West in a hospital robe without shoes on in a Jack in the Box parking lot in Houston.

West, who suffers from bipolar disorder, reportedly is also more than $150,000 in debt, facing foreclosure on one of his two Maryland properties, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Perhaps Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, the last NBA team that West played for from 2011-12, said it best.

"We've tried to help him so many times, you have no idea," Cuban told the Dallas Morning News. "He's got to help himself now."

Hopefully sooner than later.


Delonte West is in need of some serious help out here.

The former NBA guard was reportedly spotted wearing a hospital robe without shoes on in a Jack in the Box parking lot in Houston last week.

According to TMZ, the fan who spotted the 32-year-old West, took a photo with him — which was eventually posted on Instagram — before asking the worse-for-wear ex guard, "Are you Delonte West?"

West's reported response?

"I used to be but I'm not about that life anymore," he said, looking disheveled and confused.

What a downward spiral it seems to be for West, who raked in upwards of $16 million from his NBA career (2004-2012), with plenty of strange incidents in between.

In 2008, West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, something that the former guard would speak about in detail during a Vice Sports feature about him in 2014.

In September 2009, West was pulled over for a traffic violation and was arrested after being found with three guns. 

By the next year, infamous rumors ran rampant about the guard having slept with the mother of LeBron James. That rumor still sticks with him today.

West even touched on that during the Vice Sports feature.

“I don’t want my son going to school and people making fun of him for something his daddy did,” he said, seemingly in reference to that rumor. 

TMZ failed to reach West nor his former agent. 

Let's hope he can get the help he needs and get his life back together ASAP. The man needs help.

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(Photo: Michael Mulvey for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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