Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picked up Delonte West at a Dallas gas station on Monday, reaching out to help the homeless former NBA player get his life back on track, Cuban confirmed to ESPN.
Sources close to West told TMZ that his family and friends have been trying to put West to go to a drug rehabilitation facility and Cuban offered to pay for his treatment. we still have a lot Basketball News you can see at here!
Cuban is one of the several people involved in the NBA who the past few years have been trying to offer help to West, who publicly discussed his diagnosis of bipolar disorder during his NBA career. West pleaded guilty in 2010 with two weapons charges and has been involved in several incidents since leaving the league.
Cuban stepped up upon his efforts after pictures circulated last week of West panhandling at an intersection in Dallas.
West played in the NBA for eight seasons from 2004 to 2012, most notably with the Boston Celtics, who selected him No. 24 in the 2004 NBA draft. His last team to play for was with the Mavericks, but was suspended twice and eventually got waived.
Throughout his career, he averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 assists.