Video footage has surfaced that seems to point out former NBA participant Delonte West performing erratically after getting beat up in the center of a avenue in Washington, D.C.
A person that appears very a lot so like Delonte West might be seen in one clip discussing an alleged altercation with one other man who he mentioned had a gun.
When pressed for extra particulars, the man repeatedly shouts “I don’t give a fuck!” earlier than ranting about being the “leader of the muhf**kin got damn Navy Seals!” and calling himself “muhf**kin President Trump!”
Slim doing unhealthy NBA want to supply him some assist pic.twitter.com/b7MtTj9JAt
— Dr. Shaun Murphy (@damani_givens) January 21, 2020
Another viral video clip exhibits the man who seems to be West getting kicked and punched in the center of the avenue.
Apparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the avenue this Morning. I went to highschool with him and it’s loopy to see simply how his life has gone downhill since the NBA. pic.twitter.com/chm6Sbu9h6
— Measha?? (@N90sKindOfWorld) January 20, 2020
This is way from the first time Delonte West’s well-being has develop into a trigger of concern in current years.
Not even six months in the past, again in August 2019, he was noticed someplace in the streets wanting down and out.
And again in 2016, he was noticed wandering round a Jack in the Box parking zone in Houston by himself with no footwear on and carrying a hospital robe.
When a fan approached him and requested “Are you Delonte West?” the ex-NBA participant replied: “I used to be but I’m not about that life anymore.”
Just a few days later, movies surfaced (by way of Daily Mail) from January 2016 displaying him dancing outdoors a strip mall and yelling at children at a basketball sport for teenagers beneath 12.
Just a few months later, in June 2016, somebody snapped a photograph of West strolling on a street in his hometown of Prince George’s County, Maryland, and followers on social media speculated that he was homeless and begging for cash.
West responded to the rumors, saying that they have been removed from the fact, and he was really serving to a homeless man.
“I was helping a homeless man in my neighborhood that’s paralyzed from [the] neck down,” he mentioned at the time. “I parked my car and got out to help because it was 90-degree weather and I was feeling blessed at the moment for just having legs.”
All of these 2016 incidents pressured his brother Dmitri to come back ahead and be truthful about West’s struggles with psychological well being, particularly, bipolar dysfunction and denounce rumors that he’s on medicine.
“Delonte West just isn’t loopy, he’s not on medicine. As far as I do know, my brother was affected by bipolar dysfunction
“I don’t know what precisely is occurring in his thoughts however I can inform you that he’s secure and he’s doing OK. My household try to get him the finest skilled assist that’s on the market, the finest that they’ll afford.
“You can’t put this all the way down to the basketball or cash. He is in an incredible place, he has a lovely son, a lovely daughter and a spouse that loves him and provides him large help.
“But generally he has this sickness that simply comes upon him. This situation is sort of a most cancers – it may possibly have an effect on anybody, wealthy or poor, regardless of whether or not you’re an NBA participant or a soccer participant.”
Delonte West famously performed with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers between 2008 and 2010, however his time with the Cavs was marred by rumors that he was sleeping with LeBron’s mama Gloria James—a rumor he as soon as denied, however later alluded to being true in a function he did with Vice Sports.
“His middle name is Delonte but I didn’t want to name him Delonte West, Jr. just because of that,” he mentioned about his son’s title.
“I don’t want my son going to school and people making fun of him for something his daddy did. He goin’ to school and ‘didn’t your daddy have sex with LeBron’s mamma?’ I don’t want him to deal with all that man.”
Delonte West hasn’t been in the NBA since 2012 when he performed for the Dallas Mavericks.
Since then, he’s performed for a pair of groups abroad and one minor league time, however he hasn’t touched knowledgeable court docket since 2015 when he performed for the Texas Legends.