Delonte West is a former NBA player for the Cavs, Mavericks, and Celtics. He made millions of dollars playing pro basketball and was recently seen in a parking lot walking around in a robe and no shoes. This guy has had other odd incidents. He’s been evasive about having sex with the mother of Lebron James while they were teammates. He was arrested while driving a motorcycle with two guns on him and a a shotgun in a guitar case. During the 2011 NBA lockout, he applied at a Home Depot store.
It’s hard to feel too much sympathy for him.
There’s been claims of bipolar depression associated with West. If that’s true, it might account for some of the odd behavior. It wouldn’t account for sleeping with a teammate’s (who happens to be the biggest star in the NBA) mother. Depression also wouldn’t be the cause of blowing through 16 million dollars, even if you discount that by 50% for taxes and agent fees. With his salary and top notch medical insurance, he had the ability to get help, if indeed mental illness is to blame.
Long article on West and his antics