After an aborted return to the floors of the BIG 3, Delonte West unfortunately resumed his homeless lifestyle. Recently found by a family, the former NBA leader delivered a most touching speech to his interlocutors.
No one in the NBA landscape has forgotten his terrible return to the news in 2020, nor the images of his arrest in a sorry state. A member of the big league for eight seasons, Delonte West has failed to grow the fortune he has accumulated there. On the straw, the ex-teammate of LeBron James at the Cavaliers now roams the streets of Virginia, without a goal or a house to return to.
At its lowest, the moving words of Delonte West
On the shelves of the Big 3 following high aerobatic tests carried out, West eventually dropped that comeback plan, and so continues to be spotted by roadside fans from time to time. Recently, a family filmed their discussion with him, and shared their touching exchange with a young man who did not know his past:
Damn Delonte West pic.twitter.com/fLqoBsW8Bh
— Cam (@_illpadrino) July 27, 2022
Child : Did you play with LeBron at the Celtics? (West was drafted and spent 4 seasons in Boston, editor’s note)
Delonte West: No, I played with him in Cleveland.
Child : So you’re in 2K? What’s your name ?
Delonte West: Delonte West.
Penniless, the former leader nevertheless keeps a big heart, and offered valuable advice for this boy, who obviously dreams of following in his footsteps to the NBA:
Keep working hard, okay? If others can do it, you can do it too! You watch them do it, and you do the same as them!
West finally offered a poignant answer to the questions of the driver of the vehicle, no better informed than her child on her liabilities, and revealed where all her money evaporated:
I took care of all my family and the kids, and made sure they could go to college or have roofs over their heads. Me, I fly with my own wings, I expect nothing in return.
Despite his deplorable situation, Delonte West tries to keep a positive message with the people he meets, and to inspire the youngest in their quest for the NBA. What pity a little more the fans on his terrible fate.