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Delonte West pleads not guilty to charges from police station incident

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Delonte West was arrested last month following a troubling incident at a police station, but the former NBA star has pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing.

West was charged three misdemeanors — obstruction/resisting without violence, having an open container, and disorderly intoxication — after he was arrested outside the Boynton Beach Police Department in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 19. The 38-year-old was confronted by officers after he began yelling and banging on the glass doors of the police station. West was holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka. He was arrested after he did not cooperate with police.

According to TMZ, West pleaded not guilty to all three charges on Monday. He has a court hearing scheduled for next month.

Police released body camera footage from the incident that showed West spewing incoherent thoughts. He claimed he was the president of the United States and ranted about how he was a better basketball player than LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

West has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped locate him last year after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. In 2019, West refused to accept assistance after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

Cuban set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year. That clearly is no longer the case.

Delonte West made wild claims in troubling arrest video

Delonte West

Delonte West was arrested last week outside a police station in Florida, and police have released body camera footage of the incident.

Officers responded after West went to the Boynton Beach Police Department building last Tuesday and began yelling and banging on the glass doors. He was holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka. The former NBA star was arrested after he did not cooperate with police.

On Monday, TMZ released footage from the arrest. West was shown handcuffed on the ground spewing incoherent thoughts. He repeatedly said he is the President of the United States and insulted the officers, who told him they wanted to get him help. The 38-year-old claimed he came to the police station because he was being jumped.

At one point, West began talking about his basketball career and said he was better than LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

“N—-, I was better than LeBron James. I’m better than Jordan,” West shouted at police. “I was the best n—- to play every sport. Shut the f— up!”

West was charged with resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and having an open container. He is set to appear in court next month.

West has a history of mental health and substance abuse issues. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped locate him last year after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. Cuban set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year.

In 2019, West refused to accept assistance after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway. He is clearly in need of help once again.

Delonte West arrested following incident at police station

Delonte West

Delonte West checked into a rehab treatment facility last year amid his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. Unfortunately, it sounds like the former NBA star has not remained on the right path.

According to an incident report obtained by Scott Sutton of WPTV, West was arrested in Boynton Beach, Fla., on Tuesday night following an encounter with police. Officers responded after West went to the Boynton Beach Police Department building and began yelling and banging on the glass doors. He was said to be screaming while holding an open can of beer and open bottle of vodka.

Police say West began to walk away while still screaming, at which point they told him to stop and place the open containers of alcohol on the sidewalk. West complied with the demands, but he placed his hands inside his west band right after. That led to one of the officers unholstering his Taser before West complied and was handcuffed.

West was belligerent and “screaming profanities and obscure rants” after he was detained, according to the report. Police say they suspected he was intoxicated. West was charged with resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication and having an open container.

The arrest will come as a disappointment to those who have followed West over the past year. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has a close relationship with West from when the former point guard played for the team, helped locate West in September 2020 after he was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area. Cuban helped set West up with a rehab treatment program, and West was said to be doing well as of earlier this year.

West has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played in the NBA several years ago. In 2019, he refused to accept help after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway. Here’s hoping he can somehow get back on the right track.

Delonte West shares another positive update from his recovery

Delonte West

Delonte West checked into a rehab treatment facility in Florida nearly four months now, and it sounds like the former NBA star continues to make progress.

West now has a job at the rehab center where he was being treated, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

That is certainly a positive indication that West is getting his life back on track. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who reunited West with his mother and helped convince the 37-year-old to check into rehab, said about two months ago that West was doing well but still facing an “uphill battle.”

Charania noted that Cuban has remained in close contact with West.

West appears to have come a long way from when he refused to accept help in 2019 after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

Cuban and West have a relationship from when West played for the Mavericks. Cuban helped locate West last September after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area.

West has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played in the NBA several years ago. We’re glad to hear he is doing much better.

Mark Cuban shares another promising Delonte West update

Delonte West

It has now been more than a month since Delonte West checked into a rehab treatment facility in Florida, and the former NBA star appears to be doing well.

Mark Cuban shared an update on Tuesday and some more photos that he received from West. The Dallas Mavericks owner says recovery has been an “uphill battle” for West but that the 37-year-old is “still climbing.”

Cuban shared a similar photo about a week after West checked into rehab.

West is said to be making solid progress in rehab, and it is obviously a good sign that he is still there more than a month later. He appears to have come a long way from when he refused to accept help last year after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

West and Cuban have a relationship from when West played for the Mavericks. Cuban helped locate West back in September after West was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area.

West has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played in the NBA several years ago. We hope he continues to make progress.

Mark Cuban shares photo of Delonte West, promising update

Delonte West

Delonte West has now spent more than a week at a rehab treatment facility, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared a promising update about the former NBA star’s situation on Friday.

Cuban, who helped locate West after he was spotted panhandling in the Dallas area, shared a photo of West on Twitter. The image, which Cuban says West sent to him, shows Delonte on horseback. Cuban said West has a long way to go but has “taken the first steps” and wanted to share the photo as a show of appreciation for the support he has received.

Sources close to West told TMZ this week that Delonte is making solid progress in rehab, though it is still early. He appears to have come a long way from when he refused to accept help last year after a video showed him fighting someone in the middle of the freeway.

The Mavericks were the last NBA team West played for, which is why he has a previous relationship with Cuban. West was suspended for having outbursts during his final season with the team in 2012. He has since struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues, so it’s great that he is finally getting some help.

Delonte West said to be making progress at rehab facility

Delonte West

Delonte West has finally accepted help after years of battling substance abuse issues, and the former NBA star has now been at a rehab facility for more than a week. So far, it sounds like things are going smoothly.

A source close to West told TMZ that Delonte is “doing fine” and “roughing it out” during the detox portion of his recovery. Detox is Phase 1 of the program, and West is still working through that. After that is complete, TMZ reports that he’ll move to a new location to focus on mental health and building a long-term plan for sobriety.

Other people close to West told TMZ the process will be a difficult one but they are pleased with West’s progress so far.

The fact that West has been receptive to help is a big step for him. Several of his former former coaches and teammates tried to reach out to him back in January when a video showed him involved in a scuffle in the middle of the freeway, but he was not open to it. He then accepted help from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently after a photo appeared to show West panhandling on the side of the road.

West played in the D League in 2013 and 2015, and had a stint in China in between. In the years since his career ended, he has been the subject of other stories sharing concern about his state. In 2016, West was said to be wandering around a fast food restaurant in Texas. He was said to have been hallucinating after receiving the wrong medication prior to that incident.

We hope West’s stay in rehab proves to be effective for him.

Delonte West reportedly checks into rehab after help from Mark Cuban

Delonte West

Delonte West has made headlines for all the wrong reasons this year, but there is finally some positive news to share about the former NBA star.

A photo surfaced last week that appeared to show West panhandling in the Dallas area. After seeing the photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban renewed his efforts to get West some help, as West has battled mental health and substance abuse issues since he last played for the Mavericks eight years ago. ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported on Monday that Cuban had located West and picked him up at a gas station.

Shams Charania of The Athletic was told by sources on Tuesday that West was receptive to the help. Cuban reunited the 37-year-old with his mother in Dallas, and West has now checked into a rehab facility in Florida.

Several of West’s former coaches and teammates tried to reach out to him back in January when a video showed him involved in a scuffle in the middle of the freeway and then screaming incoherent things at a police officer. West was reportedly not receptive to the help, so it is a positive development that he connected with Cuban.

West played in the D League in 2013 and 2015, and had a stint in China in between. He was suspended for having outbursts in his final season with the Mavericks in 2012.

In the years since his career ended, West has been the subject of other stories sharing concern about his state.

In 2016, West was said to be wandering around a fast food restaurant in Texas. He was said to have been hallucinating after receiving the wrong medication prior to that incident.

We hope West is able to get his life back on track.

Delonte West still not accepting help after latest troubling photo surfaces

Delonte West

Delonte West has been struggling with mental health and other issues since he last played in the NBA years ago, and unfortunately it does not look like his situation has improved.

A new photo surfaced on social media this week that appears to show West along the side of a roadway holding a sign asking for money. Apparently there have been people who have tried to help West, but he won’t accept.

Sources told TMZ that Doc Rivers, West’s former coach, and Jameer Nelson, West’s former college teammate at Saint Joseph’s, are among those who have tried to reach out to West. The NBA and NBPA have also attempted to contact West but had no luck.

Some disturbing videos that surfaced on social media back in January showed West involved in an altercation in the middle of the freeway. He was handcuffed and recorded while screaming incoherent things at a police officer. The officer was suspended for sharing the video.

There were reports at the time that people tried to reach out to West after the videos went viral, but the 37-year-old was not receptive.

West played in the D League in 2013 and 2015, and had a stint in China in between. He was suspended for having outbursts in his final season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012.

In the years since his career ended, West has been the subject of other stories sharing concern about his state.

In 2016, West was said to be wandering around a fast food restaurant in Texas. West was said to have been hallucinating after receiving the wrong medication prior to that incident.

Police officer suspended for recording video of Delonte West after fight

Delonte West

The video featuring Delonte West in a disturbing physical and mental state that went viral this week was allegedly taken by a police officer, and the officer has been suspended.

Prince George’s County Police Department Chief Hank Stawinski said Tuesday that the officer responsible for capturing the footage has been suspended, according to Paul Wagner of FOX 5 DC. Police say they responded to reports of a fight in Oxon Hill, Md., on Monday morning. When they arrived, the two men had been separated, but a witness had a video of them fighting in the middle of the street.

One of the men involved was West, and the former NBA player was handcuffed and asked to sit on the curb while police gathered more information. At that point, one of the officers who responded to the call recorded a video of West using the officer’s personal cell phone, and the footage got out from there.

While certainly embarrassing, hopefully the video winds up being a positive. Many have already expressed concern about West after seeing the footage and are trying to get him help, though one report claims the 36-year-old has not been receptive when those close to him reach out.