Delonte West has come a long way in a very short amount of time.
Just a few weeks ago, the former NBA player was photographed seemingly homeless and in a particularly worrisome state.
On Friday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban released a new photo of West – this time looking much better.
Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you, Delonte West . 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. pic.twitter.com/555twAEVDP
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) October 9, 2020
In the new photo, West looked cleaned up, happy and was riding a horse.
After West’s original homeless photos went viral, Cuban stepped in to help out.
He got the 37-year-old enrolled in a rehab facility and promised to do his best to ensure that West would get the most assistance available.
Delonte west really out here in north dallas smh pic.twitter.com/9SxZzIO5AP
— 🇯🇵 (@CallTcooks) September 22, 2020
Cuban also indicated that he would foot the bill for West’s rehab and recovery.
West was originally selected in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. He went on to have an eight-year NBA career before ultimately going to the D-League.
Over the course of his NBA career West averaged 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Following his stint in the pro ranks, West essentially fell off the map – with stories occasionally slipping out about how he wasn’t doing well.
There were also videos of him purportedly fighting and/or getting beaten in the streets.
Interesting development. https://t.co/7ODJIvjQTR
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 8, 2020
Many former associates repeatedly said that they tried getting him some help, but nothing ever stuck. That appears to be changing with Cuban’s intervention.
Obviously it is very early in the process, but things finally seem to trending in the right direction as far as West’s wellbeing is concerned.
Will it continue down this path? Hopefully.