Truth About Delonte West Fighting Video Revealed
The truth about Delonte West’s fighting video was revealed on Monday by two people that know him well.
West played college ball at Saint Joseph’s University. During that time, he was teammates with Jameer Nelson and played for Phil Martelli.
After a video went viral this week of a disheveled West seemingly ranting on the streets following a beat down in the middle of the road, both men issued statements.
In the statements, they attempted to clarify what was really going on with West.
“I’m sick today my stomach right now seeing the videos of Delonte. To answer everybody that’s reaching out to me about his situation … all we can do is pray for Him and his family and hope that he seeks the proper help,” Nelson wrote on social media.
“Mental illness is something that a lot of people deal with and don’t even know it, until sometimes it’s too late. I’m not sure what exactly is going on with Dwest but he knows I’m in his corner and will help him get through this.
“Yes, I’ve spoken to him Over the past several months, just trying to be there for him as a friend. One thing I do know Is. (sic) if your (sic) having mental, emotional or physical set backs (sic) in life you need to talk to somebody.
“And when I say talk to somebody. I mean,, like a doctor or doctors. Not you (sic) parents or homeboy, wife, cousins etc. somebody that has credentials in helping people for what your (sic) going through. And please be mindful, when you (sic) posting videos or pictures of somebody.
“You may think your (sic) helping but you might be hurting them even more. People have kids and their kids don’t deserve to be embarrassed. Please Pray!”
— Jameer Nelson (@jameernelson) January 21, 2020
In 2003, Nelson and West teamed up to lead Saint Joseph’s to a 27-0 regular season and a 30-2 overall mark.
Over the past several hours I have talked with many who are willing to help – please read and embrace Jameer’s wisdom – we are reaching out to our basketball network to get the professional help Delonte needs. This is so very painful. https://t.co/8IAuTdzCc9
— Phil Martelli (@PhilMartelli) January 21, 2020
Martelli also offered some clarity on the situation via social media. He coached at Saint Joseph’s from 1995 until this past year. He repeatedly referred to West’s predicament as a “painful” one and insisted people were there for him and willing to help.
West reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder, but it is unclear if he is currently getting the treatment that he needs for it.