March 01, 2016
When the photos of Delonte West on a Houston street surfaced last week, there was cause for concern. The former Saint Joseph’s star and eight-year NBA veteran looked like he was in very bad shape:
The pictures were especially concerning because West has a history of mental health issues. According to TMZ Sports, West was already receiving treatment but received the wrong medication that night:
Now, one of West's close friends tells us ... he wants people to know the 32-year-old is receiving treatment for his bipolar disorder thanks to quick action from friends, family, the NBA and his former agent.
"Delonte was at a facility where he received the wrong medication. He began hallucinating. Because of the hallucinations he walked out of the facility, barefoot, in the hospital gown. He went to go get food. That's when he was video taped and photographed."
Whatever the case, the hope here is that West can get healthy.
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