Delonte West is an American erstwhile professional basketball player. He played in the NBA league for, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks. Before playing professionally, West played college basketball at Saint Joseph’s University. He played professionally for the teams of the Chinese Basketball Association namely, Fujian Xunxing and Shanghai Sharks. He also played for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.
Delonte attended the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he played basketball, teaming up with Eddie Basden, a fellow future NBA player. He directed the Raiders to their first state tournament appearance and made it to the Maryland 4A championship, where West had 22 points and 8 rebounds. But they lost 70-58.
He was titled Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year because of his averages of 20.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 steals per game. West played college football at Saint Joseph’s University, where he averaged 18.9 points and 6.7 assists per game, shooting 41% from three-point range. After leaving St. Joseph’s, he was selected by the Boston Celtics as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA draft. In the first season, he played a total of only 39 matches, due to his injuries. There he averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. He played at the position of a point guard at the beginning of the 2005–06 season. He was later moved to the shooting guard position in the 2006–07 season.
West in the span of his 8 NBA seasons, averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists per game. He last played in Dallas in 2011-2012.
Delonte West Net Worth
According to sources, Delonte West has a Net Worth of $1 thousand and he earned an estimated salary of $14 million alone. Instead of earning a $14 million salary, he faced a tragic downfall and was seen struggling deeply with drugs and other problems.
The Ex-NBA player working at drug rehab center Florida
The former NBA player Delonte West is now working at the drug rehab center that helped him and saved his life last year. Last September, the pictures of West panhandling at an intersection in Dallas circulated. The owner of ‘Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban helped him bring his life back on track. He took West to the Rebound therapy center in Florida and also helped him to reconnect with his mother.
Mark Cuban is amidst the various people in the NBA, who have been attempting to help West in recent years. During his NBA career, they publicly discussed his diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
To whom is he married
Delonte’s first marriage ended in 2010. He then tied the knot with Caressa Madden in 2013. The couple together shares two sons.
Engaged in Drugs
Despite earning a high amount of salary, he was highly engaged in drugs and faced financial problems throughout his career. In August 2019, West was photographed homeless and a few months earlier he was seen walking around a restaurant parking without shoes. He stated that, during his teen years he abused drugs, engaged in self-harm, and spent time in children’s hospitals.
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