Friends reach out offering help after disturbing video of Delonte West surfaces

Ross Houston
January 21, 2020

Delonte West has hit yet another low in his life after the National Basketball Association.

West is reportedly seen in a pair of heartbreaking videos where the former National Basketball Association player is being assaulted in the middle of the street and one where he is handcuffed and being questioned by police. Now, people close to the sports community are rallying around West to see if they can get him some help.

Another video shows West sitting on a curb apparently after being beaten up.

The man speaking with West asks him where his assailant's gun is. Police are questioning a man, who is wearing white trousers that look like the man who was assaulted in the earlier video. "This is my mother with my cousin Delonte West facts. I'm going to figure out how I can help him.... he need to be in rehab or something...", the 31-year-old wide receiver, who last played for the New Orleans Saints, posted on Monday.

West was then drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft and eventually became a starter alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008.

West has career averages of 9.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.1 steals in 432 career games. West returned to the Texas Legends, but was later waived after suffering a season-ending injury. In 2015, West credited James with helping him get through hard issues. However, West was adamant that he was not homeless and that he was doing fine, Complex reported.

Martelli, now an assistant coach at MI, responded to Nelson's statement on Twitter: 'Over the past several hours I have talked with many who are willing to help - please read and embrace Jameer's wisdom - we are reaching out to our basketball network to get the professional help Delonte needs.

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