The NBA, Doc rivers, Jameer nelson and the Players’ Association actively tried to obtain Delonte West help … this after a new pic appeared showing the former star hooper in shape.
The viral photo – reportedly taken recently in Dallas – appears to show the 37-year-old former guard begging for money on the streets.
The question was … why didn’t the former players and coaches step in to help West?
As it turns out, TMZ Sports learned, they tried for months.
Several sources tell us that the league, the NBPA and former Delonte coach Doc Rivers and former St. Joe’s college teammate Jameer Nelson and others tried to get DW’s help. great need.
FYI, West was the 24th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. He played 8 NBA seasons for the SuperSonics, Mavs, Cavs and Celtics … where he played for Rivers.
West’s struggles have been well documented … and this isn’t the first time a photo or video surfaced this caused serious concern for West’s welfare.
In 2016, a fan spotted Delonte standing in front of a Jack In The Box … and asked him if he was the former NBA star.
West replied… “I’m not on this life anymore.”
Most recently, in January 2020, Delonte was captured on video involved in a street fight.
Ultimately, there are people who are desperate to help Delonte … but he has to be willing to accept it.