The family of NBA veteran Delonte West insists he is getting the medical help he needs to overcome bipolar – despite troubling new footage of him bellowing at kids and dancing wildly at a strip mall.
Former Cavaliers guard West, 32, was seen wandering barefoot around a Houston parking lot over the weekend looking bleary-eyed and disheveled.
The shock images uploaded to Instagram sparked fears for the former first-round pick who banked $16 million from the NBA but has not played in the league for four years and has previously disclosed his lifelong battle with depression.
Daily Mail Online has learned that spiraling debts have left West more than $150,000 in the red and facing foreclosure on one of his two Maryland homes.
However his brother Dmitri spoke exclusively to Daily Mail Online to reassure fans that West was not in any danger and is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder.
Man. Someone needs to reach out to Delonte and needs to reach out fast because this doesn’t look good. Obviously we don’t know the whole story here and 20 seconds of video doesn’t tell any kind of story… but from the looks of things this isn’t the same Delonte we remember during his playing days in the NBA.
He was one of the faces of those 2008-2010 Cavs teams. When you think of those teams you think of LeBron, Z, Andy, Mo, and Delonte.
Hopefully someone reaches out and he gets the help he needs.
PS- With all the people tweeting and offering support for Johnny Manziel, how about directing that support to someone who, ya know, actually needs it?