He had to overcome so many obstacles, excelling at basketball and playing in the National Basketball League for eight years. During his college years, he and Jameer Nelson built what was considered the best backcourt at their level. At the height of his popularity, he fought for the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and a few other teams. He’s always been a fan clown for allegedly being linked to LeBron James’ mother, but lately people have been much more empathetic towards him.
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The former hoops star has seemingly let his demons take control of him, spiraling down and seemingly losing his home. On several occasions he has been pictured begging for change or fighting on the streets, with Jameer Nelson, coach Doc Rivers and others all begging the league and the Players Association to get involved.
This week, another new image emerged of Delonte begging for change in Dallas, which has fans seriously hoping he can get the help he needs.
Photo shows DW walking in ripped sweatpants and a sweatshirt, holding a handmade cardboard sign.
According to TMZ, his former teammates and coaches actively tried to get help, the 37-year-old, but no one was able to contact him.
Hopefully something changes and Delonte has made a breakthrough with the help of his former NBA family. It hurts to see him struggle like that.