Who is Delonte West?
Delonte West (full name: Delonte Maurice West) is an American former professional basketball player from Washington, D.C. He has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Mavericks. West has also played professionally for the Fujian Xunxing and Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He has also played for the Texas Legends of the NBA G League. Before playing professionally, he played college basketball for Saint Joseph’s University.
A picture of West panhandling in Temple Hills, Maryland went viral in June 2016. It sparked speculation that West was homeless. The Twitter account that had broke the photo suggested so. It also asked his followers to pray for West given his psychological issues.
He immediately denied the claims saying that he has a home and was assisting someone who is actually homeless. His cousin, however, spoke about the incident and revealed that the former NBA guard has been struggling with mental health issues. It was reported that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but has publicly disputed the diagnosis. He has suggested that his behavior is a result of a combination of temporary depression and also stresses of a basketball player lifestyle.
On 20th January 2020, he was caught on video in really bad shape and handcuffed after a reported altercation. In another video, he is seen getting beat up by someone. According to a report, the incident took place in Washington D.C.
How Old is Delonte West?
Delonte is 36 years old as of 2019. He was born on July 26, 1983, in Washington, D.C.
Delonte West Parents
Delonte was born to Dmitri West and Delphina Addison. West is multiracial with African American (through his mother), Piscataway Native American, and European American heritage.
Delonte West Siblings
Delonte has a brother Dmitri West Jr. and Danielle West.
Is Delonte West Married?
Delonte has been married twice. He was first married to Kimberly Ashley Awad. According to Delonte’s father, Awad was Delonte’s college sweetheart.
He later married Caressa Suzzette Madden in 2013. The couple met at a mutual friend’s house in late 2012. At that time, Delonte was in a financial crisis and he proposed to Caressa by cutting a snippet off a jump rope he found in the garage and wrapping it around her finger.
The couple has two children together one being Cash West.
Delonte West Career
Delonte West played for seven seasons in the NBA after getting drafted 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft. After three seasons in Beantown, he was traded to the Seattle Supersonics.
He was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and spent two and half-season in Ohio before moving back to Boston and then to the Dallas Mavericks. West has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, though he played in the G League in 2013 before taking his talents to China.
2004–2007 Boston Celtics
2007–2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008–2010 Cleveland Cavaliers
2010–2011 Boston Celtics
2011–2012 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Texas Legends
2013–2014 Fujian Xunxing
2014 Shanghai Sharks
2015 Texas Legends
Delonte West Height
West’s listed height is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m).
Delonte West Weight
His listed weight is 180 lb (82 kg).
Delonte West Salary
As of 2019, Delonte received an annual salary of 1.223 million.USD.