Former NBA star Delonte West has fallen on difficult times with mental illness

DeLonte West has fallen on hard times

Delonte West needs mental treatment.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

HOUSTON — Former NBA star Delonte West has fallen on hard times and it’s the league’s duty to get him the help he needs, this according to New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall. West was spotted by a fan Saturday night (Feb 20) at a Houston area Jack in the Box with no shoes on. He looked inebriated and homeless. The fan reportedly asked “Are you Delonte West?” to which he responded, “I used to be, but I’m not about that life anymore.” Marshall, who’s battling mental health issues of his own, spoke with TMZ on the matter.

When asked if the NBA should step in and do something, Marshall replied: “I absolutely think the NBA should step in. Look what happened with the NFL last year with domestic violence and child abuse… I love how we use the platform. But it’s not their responsibility to make men… it’s not their number one responsibility. Let me correct myself.”

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the NBA knew there was something going on there,” Marshall added. “Now, I don’t know exactly what they did to help him. But now he’s walking the streets and that shouldn’t be. That’s one of our brothers in fraternity. But it’s not just (the responsibility) our professional leagues. It’s also our corporations, our government. We need to do a better job of identifying mental health issues and supporting our people.”

Should the NBA step in and offer help?

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15 comments

  1. NBA don’t gotta do shit for him, he needs to stop being a scrub and get good rather than be a bum in the streets.

  2. Mental issues are the worse. If he truly has them and is not a drunk. He has money (or he should unless he blew it), I’m sure friends and some sort of family. He can get help, there are many avenues. It’s not the businesses job to take care of everything. He was given health insurance and money for his time in the NBA. That’s all a business is responsible. They employ thousands.

  3. Very true!!!! where is his family I’m sure that hit him up for money? where’s his ex teammates that “has love for him? Is Farrakhan right these ball players are H O E S for the owners?
    At the end Delonte you have yourself to blame however someone that ” LOVES” him should try to find him and help him at least ONCE

  4. I see a hurting and lost man who needs to repent of his sins and turn his life over to Jesus Christ! I am going to pray today for Delonte today that God will put someone in his path to lead him to Christ! Jesus IS the answer for all of life’s troubles, worries, illnesses and so on! For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

  5. Obamacare is responsible

  6. Again, TMM Syndrome(Too Much Money) Given more opportunity than thousands of others and squandered. Sad but true. Usually no one to blame but themselves. And too many people making excuses. I agree mental illness is real but it is also a prop, an excuse, for your own bad decisions and/or lack of moral fiber. No amount of money or compassion fixes that. It has to come from within.

  7. Does he still have money in the bank?

  8. This is really sad! Someone needs to step in and help him.

  9. COCAINE IS A HELLUVA DRUG!

  10. dude get some help

  11. damn shame

  12. Tony Montana Lives

    that nigga is high

  13. Dont mean to oversimplify things but he needs to get a job and work on his mental issues. His big money days are over. But that doesnt mean he cant make a decent living.

  14. hang in there delonte

  15. This is one of those times when black lives dont matter

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