From being a drug addict to getting back on the court: Delonte West’s return to basketball



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Delonte West has had a history of mistakes and overcoming. The former NBA player was immersed in controversy and in the world of drugs, but now he has left that environment to return to the basketball court.

West, 38, was found on the street begging for money to eat and also to buy drug supplies. The former NBA played with Celtics, Sonics, Cavaliers and Mavericks seems to have found his way again.

Now you will have the opportunity to participate in the event Big3, the 3脳3 league created by rapper Ice Cube and in which former NBA players like Joe Johnson or Lamar Odom participate.

Delonte West was born in 1983 in Washington DC and was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 24th place in the first round.. The pilot played 432 games in the NBA with four teams in which he averaged 9.7 points; 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds after his sudden retirement in 2012.

The former player, who suffers from bipolar disorder, has already been the protagonist of different scandals even in his player stage. In 2009 he was arrested for carrying multiple firearms, while in 2012 he was fined by the NBA itself. for sticking his finger in Gordon Hayward鈥檚 ear in the middle of a confrontation.

Again in 2010 it became the subject of controversy in numerous portals and media.n after a possible relationship with Gloria James, mother of the star of the Lakers LeBron James. This news was never confirmed by Gloria James or Delonte West.

In 2016, the video of the former player asking for money at a traffic light and being detained by the US authorities went viral.. West will now have the opportunity to mend his sporting path and once again be on a basketball court to bring spectacle and represent a second chance in his life.

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