Mark Cuban Gives Update On Delonte West: He’s Making Progress, I Hope He Fights His Way Through It
Mark Cuban has provided more details on Delonte West’s condition, adding that he is “making progress.”
As previously reported, former NBA player Delonte West entered a Florida rehab facility after being spotted seemingly panhandling on the side of the road. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban personally tracked down Delonte West, put him in a hotel, and offered to foot any bills needed to get Delonte West back on his feet.
NBA reporter Shams Charania first gave an update about Delonte West and wrote:
“A Delonte West update, as people close to the ex-NBA player going through very difficult personal struggle continue to offer help: Sources say Mavs owner Mark Cuban reunited West with his mother in Dallas on Monday — and now West has checked into rehab facility in Florida.”
“He’s making progress. I just hope he stays with it. The first couple weeks are tough.”
Mark Cuban added,
“Going through rehab and dealing with addiction, that’s not easy and dealing with mental illness, that’s not easy. So, I hope he fights his way through it.”
On Wednesday (Oct 14) Mark Cuban says that Delonte West even went sky diving.
“I just got a picture today, he was skydiving — SKYDIVING.”
Cuban’s help comes after Delonte West was spotted on the side of the road, holding a sign that seemed to be asking for help.
This wasn’t the first time photos or footage was seen of Delonte West. Earlier this year, a video circulated on Twitter of a man being beaten up and a Twitter user confirmed the identity of the man, claiming West was a former classmate.
“Apparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the street this Morning. I went to school with him and it’s crazy to see just how his life has gone downhill since the NBA.”
According to reports, multiple parties including NBA Players Association, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, tried contacting him for months in hopes to help get him on the right track.
His college teammate, Jameer Nelson, also pleaded for help on his friend’s behalf.
Continued prayers for Delonte West’s recovery!