Ex-NBA Player Delonte West Arrested On Two Misdemeanor Charges

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Ex-NBA Player Delonte West Arrested in Virginia On Two Misdemeanor Charges

Former NBA guard Delonte West was arrested and jailed in Virginia early Thursday morning on misdemeanor charges of violating the conditions of his release and resisting arrest, according to local authorities.

Fairfax County police arrested ex-NBA player Delonte West in Groveton, Virginia early Thursday morning

West, 40, is being held at the Fairfax County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday morning.

Fairfax County police made contact with West around 1 a.m. in Groveton, Virginia, and attempted to serve a warrant, police said. West decided to run from the officers, resulting in a pursuit and a resisting arrest charge. Officers found him unresponsive after losing sight of him during the chase.

Narcan was initially administered to West, but the drug didn’t have the desired effect, according to a police statement. The former NBA player was then transported to a local hospital.

Narcan worked after being administered a second time, police said. The medication is commonly used to treat narcotic overdoses in an emergency.

West was released from the hospital and transported to the Fairfax County Detention Center.

West continues to suffer from drug addiction

Furthermore, West revealed recently that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008. The ex-NBA guard has also dealt with substance abuse in the past few years.

He was treated at a Florida drug rehabilitation therapy center in 2021 and later ended up working at the facility after former Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped him get his life back on track.

According to ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, Cuban picked West up at a gas station in September 2020 after pictures circulated of West panhandling at an intersection in Dallas.

West later accepted a job at the same rehab center he attended in Florida, but he was arrested in October 2021 after allegedly banging on the doors of a Florida police department while holding two open containers of alcohol.

The Maryland native was then arrested twice in a two-week span in the fall of 2022 on suspicion of public intoxication.

As for his playing career, West averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists per game over eight NBA seasons (2004-2012) while playing for the Boston Celtics (2004-2007), Seattle SuperSonics (2007-08 season), Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-2010), and Mavericks (2011-12 season).

Following his final NBA season with the Mavs in 2012, West had two stints with the G League’s Texas Legends and also played for Fujian Xunxing and the Shanghai Sharks in China.