DALLAS — DMV native Delonte West is reportedly making great strides to improve his life amid recent mental health struggles.
Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban sent out a few pictures on Twitter of West kayaking and playing frisbee golf.
"Because we all want something to feel great about today, here is your Delonte West update. It's still an uphill battle, but he is climbing!" Cuban said in his Tweet last Tuesday.
Cuban has been one of a group of people with the National Basketball Association family — including players and coaches — that have looked to help West.
Cuban first reportedly made contact with West to help him when he picked him up outside a Dallas area gas station back in September and consulted with West's family through his transition to rehabilitation.
West, who is a native of Prince George's County, Maryland, was the 24th overall pick of the NBA Draft in 2004. He was with the NBA from 2004-12 and played a key role in the emergence of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the late 2000s.
WUSA9 first reported on West's struggles in January. West, who's no longer with the NBA, admittedly struggles with mental illness.
West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spent some time in counseling working to battle his demons.
After his career in the NBA, West has reportedly spent time homeless and panhandling in the Maryland area, which he’s denied.
The NBA Player's Association has in the past tried to help West, something his former teammate Damien Wilkins shared back in January 2020.