Source: Basketball Big Picture
At the beginning of this year, Derondi West was found to have been beaten up on the street. The topless, he could only curl up on the ground, unable to fight back.
Earlier last year, he was also found at the bottom of a bridge in Dallas, surrounded by a constant stream of vehicles, while he was spinning around in circles, dancing and immersing himself in his own world.
Recently, a fan tweeted a photo of West begging in the north of Dallas, with the caption: "Yesterday, I saw LeBron James' former teammate Delonte West in the north of Dallas, wow! "
In the photo, West has a haggard face, disheveled clothes, holding cards for help in his hand, hoping to get help with money and food.
In recent years, West has been exposed to a mental illness and is deeply troubled by it. He wanders around the joint all the year round and even forgets himself. Some passersby met him on the street and had a conversation with him.
A passerby asks: Are you Delonte West?
Westback: I used to be, but that has nothing to do with me
In the original assumption, he might have earned nearly 100 million yuan in his nine-year career and lived a happy life ever since, but he did not. What made West look like this? It is a psychological problem, a family problem, we don't know, and we don't have the right to judge.
I still remember West, during the 2011 NBA suspension period, he was sentenced to 7 months in home detention for illegal possession of guns before, and he was also facing a two-year unsupervised probation, unable to play overseas. At that time, he chose to go to a furniture store. He worked, drove a large truck, and asked for help from well-meaning people on Weibo to buy medicine for his child. He also tried his best and still had a bad life.
Good wishes, Delonte West