Delonte West Clarifies Photo Of Himself Holding Cardboard Sign On Roadside
LeBron James‘ former alleged mutha fuggin’ teammate Delonte West has been through a lot over the past few years. But many feared he had hit rock bottom when the above photo began to circulate around Twitter a few days ago…
Delonte West was photographed Sunday wearing ragtag attire and carrying a cardboard sign on the side of the road in Prince George’s County, Md., but the mentally ill NBA cautionary figure says it’s not what it looked like to concerned commenters on social media.
“I was helping a homeless man in my neighborhood that’s paralyzed from neck down,” West said in a statement to Media TakeOut. “I parked my car and got out to help because it was 90 degree weather and I was feeling blessed at the moment for just having legs.”
The photo originated from a since-deleted tweet by user @JJ_RipCuba, who wrote: “Let’s Pray For Delonte West Y’all He Bipolar And On St.Barnabas Road Bumming Smh He Ain’t Taking His Medicine.”
West, 32, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008. The former Celtics and Cavaliers guard, who earned upwards of $16 million salary in the NBA, last played in early 2015 in the D-League.
Father stretch your hands and touch Delonte West…
Image via Twitter