Mark Cuban says regardless of a rehab stint and a few current optimistic updates, Delonte West continues to be struggling to get on the best path.
The Dallas Mavericks proprietor instructed TMZ Sports activities out in NYC this week that he is been preserving in touch along with his former participant … and, sadly, he mentioned West is continuous to struggle to get wholesome.
“It is a wrestle for him,” Cuban mentioned. “I imply, dependancy is terrible. And psychological sickness is terrible. He is on the level in his life the place he is obtained to need to be helped.”
West has battled substance abuse points in his previous — and has been noticed panhandling within the streets a number of instances in the previous few years.
However, again in 2020, Cuban helped him test right into a rehab facility. And, this previous June, West landed a flooring gig — and seemed to be getting again on his ft.
Cuban, although, mentioned West nonetheless has a protracted option to go.
“, he is obtained to need to assist himself first,” Mark mentioned. “I’ve tried. I do know it is powerful on him, however I want him nothing however the very best.”
West performed for 4 franchises throughout his 8-year NBA profession … together with Cuban’s Mavs from 2011-2012. He performed his final professional basketball sport with the Mavericks’ G-League staff, the Texas Legends, in 2015.