Report: Delonte West working at rehab facility where he was treated

By 105.3 The Fan

Former Dallas Maverick Delonte West has taken another positive step in his journey to sobriety.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that West is now working at the Rebound therapy center in Florida, the same rehab facility he entered in Sept. 2020 with the help of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

Cuban and West's mother, Delphina Addison, were successful in their attempt to get West into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center after Cuban reached out to her to ask how he could help. Her answer was simple, 'find Delonte.'

West, who suffered from bipolar disorder and had been dealing with substance abuse, had fallen on hard times and was living on the streets in Dallas.

After attempting to get into contact with him for a few days, Cuban eventually picked up West at a gas station and took him to a hotel until he and his family could formulate a plan. Cuban was then able to reunite West with his mother before he checked into the rehab facility.

Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reported that Cuban even offered to pay for all of West's treatment.

Over the past few months, Cuban has shared updates on the 37-year-old's path to recovery, tweeting out photos of West riding horseback and playing some disc golf at the facility.

West was even able to get back onto the basketball court at one point.

West, a former 24th overall pick out of St. Joseph’s, spent eight seasons in the NBA with the Mavs, SuperSonics, Cavaliers and Celtics, and last played in the league in 2011-12.

Since his playing days, photos have periodically surfaced of West, each time with the former NBA player looking in worse shape than the last.

It appears West is on the right track, and we continue to wish him the best in his recovery.