Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared a photo to Twitter Friday of former NBA player Delonte West, who he helped check into rehab last month after images emerged of the ex-basketball star begging on the streets.
Cuban picked up West at a gas station in Texas in late September in a last-ditch attempt to help the 37-year-old former Mavericks player.
West checked into a Florida drug treatment facility on September 28 after Cuban also reunited him with his concerned mother. Cuban had offered to pay for his treatment at the facility.
Cuban shared the new picture of West which showed him riding a horse and looking healthier as he works toward recovery.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shared a photo to Twitter Friday of ex NBA player Delonte West, pictured right. Cuban helped West into rehab after he was spotted begging on the streets
Cuban shared the photo to Twitter Friday after he helped West off the streets
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. He is now in the detox phase in a rehabilitation center
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offered to help West's family track him down
'Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you, Delonte West,' Cuban wrote.
'A long, long , long way to go, but he has taken the first steps and shared these with all of us as a thank you for the love and support.'
According to TMZ Sports, West is currently in the detox phase at the facility, which he is 'roughing it out' and 'doing fine'.
They report that West will be moved to a different facility to concentrate on mental health and long term sobriety programs when this phase is over.
A hunt began for West last month when a photograph of the former first-round pick begging on the streets of Dallas went viral.
A concerned Cuban reached out to West's mother Delphina Addison, who asked the billionaire to track down her son, according to The Athletic's
Mark Cuban reached out to Delonte West's mother, Delphina Addison, asking how he can help. Answer was simple: Find Delonte.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 29, 2020
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
Ultimately Cuban was able to get in touch with West, and the two arranged to meet at a gas station, according to TMZ.
West's family had been trying desperately to persuade him to enter rehab for some time, but he is now open to getting treatment, TMZ added.
Cuban confirmed the gas station meeting to ESPN, which referred to West as 'homeless.'
West, a father of two, is still married to his second wife, Caressa. It's unclear if she is in touch with West at this time.
The brief video of the meeting with Cuban went viral last month also went viral, prompting fans and friends to plead for the former St. Joseph's star to seek help.
West shoots a free throw for the Dallas Mavericks in 2012. His NBA career finished that year
Troubled former NBA guard Delonte West (left) was met at a Texas gas station last month by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (right) in the latest attempt to help the 37-year-old, who has battled bipolar disorder and a reported drug problem. Cuban offered to pay for his rehab
West had been seen in several viral videos living and begging on the street. He has since checked into rehab and been reunited with his mother with thanks to Cuban's intervention
Earlier this year, another viral video showed West being pummeled along a Maryland highway.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
West, who has 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.
The following is a brief timeline of Delonte West's basketball career and his subsequent personal problems:2001: While playing at Eleanor Roosevelt High in Greenbelt, Maryland, West is named the Washington Post's All Met Basketball Player of the