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Troubled former NBA guard Delonte West was met at a Texas gas station by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and a reported drug problem.

According to TMZ, Cuban had been trying to reach West for days after a photograph of him begging on the streets of Dallas went viral last week. Ultimately the billionaire was able to get in touch with West, who agreed to meet. 

Cuban reportedly took West to a local hotel. The plan, according to TMZ, is to get West into a drug treatment facility, which Cuban has offered to pay for.   

Troubled former NBA guard Delonte West was met at a Texas gas station by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and a reported drug problem. According to TMZ , Cuban had been trying to reach West for days after a photograph of him begging on the streets of Dallas went viral last week. Ultimately the billionaire was able to get in touch with West, who agreed to meet

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A Twitter user known as Eazy B recently wrote that he stumbled into West and bought the former NBA guard Popeyes chicken

Troubled former NBA guard Delonte West was met at a Texas gas station by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and a reported drug problem. According to TMZ, Cuban had been trying to reach West for days after a photograph of him begging on the streets of Dallas went viral last week (left). Ultimately the billionaire was able to get in touch with West, who agreed to meet. (Right) A Twitter user known as Eazy B recently wrote that he stumbled into West and bought the former NBA guard Popeyes chicken

Delonte West met Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (pictured) in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and reported drug issues

Delonte West met Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (pictured) in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and reported drug issues

Cuban confirmed the meeting to ESPN, which referred to West as 'homeless.'

In what has become a sadly regular occurrence for West, video of the encounter went viral, with fans and friends pleading on social media for the former St. Joseph's star to get help.

Video of West being pummeled on a Maryland highway went viral in January.

West, who previously revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back in the footage. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington D.C. native appears to be incapacitated as his assailant stomps on his motionless body.

Price George's County (Maryland) Police did arrive on the scene, which is why West is seen handcuffed in one of the videos. According to police, a female witness claimed the fight began when one man hit the other with a bottle. The other man allegedly responded by repeatedly hitting the first man, presumably West.

Both men refused medical assistance and declined to press charges. Neither were publicly identified by police, but West is seen rambling incoherently about the incident in a second video, which was recorded by police.

The men were known to each other, according to the police statement.

Video of West being pummeled on a Maryland highway went viral in January. West, who previously revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back in the footage. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington D.C. native appears to be incapacitated as his assailant stomps on his motionless body

Video of West being pummeled on a Maryland highway went viral in January. West, who previously revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back in the footage. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington D.C. native appears to be incapacitated

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