Teammates, fans share support for Delonte West after alleged disturbing videos surface

Ruben Hill
January 21, 2020

Prior to this, various reports have said that West - who spent seven seasons in the National Basketball Association - has been in an terrible situation for the past several years.

Now, two separate videos of the 36-year-old have surfaced of him being pummeled in the middle of a traffic-riddled street and another of him handcuffed, sitting on a curb, and being interrogated by what appears to be law enforcement officials.

Another video was posted about five hours later, which allegedly shares the aftermath of the fight.

In the second video, a disoriented and possibly inebriated Delonte West can be seen handcuffed on a sidewalk and being asked about the altercation that took place where he was being beaten. He says the person who beat him up approached him with a gun.

The man continues to yell and proclaims that he is the "goddamn leader of the Navy SEALs" and that he is the "real f*cking President" of the United States.

West, a D.C. native, was a star guard at St. Joseph's University before the Boston Celtics selected him with the No. 24 pick of the 2004 NBA Draft. These rumors began after a photo of him panhandling in a D.C. suburb went viral, which led West to deny that he was indeed homeless. West returned to the Texas Legends, but was later waived after suffering a season-ending injury.

Delonte has been struggling with bipolar disorder for a long time, as his brother Dmitri said. Hopefully, this latest episode will get people out to try and help him get better and off the streets.

Here's to hoping West gets the help he needs to get his personal life fully in order.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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