PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — Delonte West is continuing to make strides in turning his life around. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the former St. Joseph’s University star now has a job at the Rebound therapy center in Florida, the same rehab facility he attended.
Update on Delonte West: West now has a job at the Rebound therapy center in Florida, which is the rehab facility he attended.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reunited West with his mother in September and has stayed in close contact.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 19, 2021
West entered the rehab facility last September after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reached out to him when a photo of the former NBA player went viral showing West panhandling at a Dallas intersection.
Cuban also helped West reunite with his mother.
West’s travails — which include bizarre behavior, money woes, a 2009 run-in with the law and a 2008 diagnosis of bipolar disorder that West later questioned — have been well-documented since he joined the NBA in 2004.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
Following a stellar junior season in which he led the Saint Joseph’s Hawks to a 30-2 record and a deep run into the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the Boston Celtics took West late in the first round of the NBA Draft.
West played three seasons in Boston before becoming a journeyman, taking the court for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics again and the Dallas Mavericks.
After his 2011-12 season with the Mavs, West spent time in the NBA G League and in professional leagues in China and Venezuela.
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