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Mark Cuban gets a lot of flak on Outkick, particularly over NBA ratings, so it is only fair to point out that it is genuinely cool and worthy of praise to see him help Delonte West try to turn his life around.
West is most known for his time on the Celtics and Cavaliers, but he also spent his last season in the NBA, 2011-12, playing for Mark Cuban’s Mavs.
West has been seen around the streets of Dallas in recent weeks, carrying a sign. TMZ reported on Wednesday that Cuban sought to meet with West, and ultimately connected with him and brought him to a hotel while West’s family strategized about what to do next. West’s family has reportedly been trying to convince him to go to rehab for a couple years.
Today, Shams Charania added:
Mark Cuban reached out to Delonte West's mother, Delphina Addison, asking how he can help. Answer was simple: Find Delonte.
Cuban did on Monday, waited with West until his mother arrived to hotel, and West finally took step many close to him have awaited: Entered rehab. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/IiVKGH3a62
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 29, 2020
Good for Cuban, and hopefully this is the first step in a turnaround for Delonte West.