World News – GB – Mark Cuban picks up Delonte West from gas station to ask ex-baller for help


Mark Cuban was spotted picking up ex-NBA star Delonte West at a Texas gas station on Monday

The Dallas Mavericks owner offered to pay for West’s rehab after photos went viral last week showing the former athlete begging for money on the side of the road, GRIO reported Sports fans and the NBA world responded to disturbing footage Former West coach Doc Rivers and the Players’ Association also offered to help ever since he was filmed shirtless on a city sidewalk, screaming curses with a bloody, bruised face in January

Following last week’s viral photos taken in Dallas, Cuban tried to contact the former Mavericks West guard reportedly agreed to meet him on Monday Video footage shows a Cuban picking him up at a Dallas gas station According to TMZ , West was taken to a local hotel and reportedly receptive to treatment for his mental health issues

West’s family and close friends have long tried to get him to enter rehab, but he was hesitant until recently, report says

« I’m sick today [sic] my stomach right now seeing the videos of Delonte, » Jameer Nelson, who played with West in Saint Joseph’s, wrote on social media at the time of the video. January from the New York Post “To respond to anyone who contacts me about his situation… all we can do is pray for him and his family and hope that he seeks the appropriate help. Mental illness is a problem that many people are confronted and don’t even know it, until it is sometimes too late I’m not sure what exactly is going on with Dwest but he knows I’m in his corner and will help him get through this « 

Several years ago, after a series of bizarre events, West’s brother Dmitri publicly revealed his brother’s diagnosis of bipolar disorder

« Delonte West is not crazy, he doesn’t do drugs I don’t know what exactly is going on in his mind, but I can tell you he’s safe and doing well » said Dmitri at that time « My family are trying to give her the best professional help, the best they can afford »

West played eight seasons in the NBA, including several seasons with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, SuperSonics and Celtics He played for the Dallas Mavs from 2011 to 2012

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World News – UK – Mark Cuban picks up Delonte West at a gas station to ask for help from a former baseball player



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