Delonte West is an American former basketball player who has a net worth of $10,000. He played for Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Boston Celtics in the NBA.
He came into the spotlight due to his poor lifestyle so much, so he was being found on the streets. Let us find out how this basketball player rose to fame and came down to the streets.
Delonte West’s Net Worth (2024)
|United States of America
|July 26, 1983
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Delonte West Early Life
West was born in Washington D.C. on July 26, 1983. He attended Eleanor Roosevelt High school in Greenbelt and made their school’s first entry to the state tournament. They made an appearance in the Maryland 4A championship.
He went on to graduate from Saint Joseph’s University, where he was titled the best backcourt in the country. His efforts in playing for the Saint Joseph’s Hawks earned him a special spot in the NCAA tournament.
Delonte West Highlights
- Drafted by Boston Celtics in 2004’s NBA season
- signed a $12 million contract with the Cavaliers
- Made over $14 million in NFL career
- Graduated from Saint Joseph’s University
Delonte West Career
West was drafted by Boston Celtics as the 24th overall pick in 2004’s NBA season. He struggled with injuries during this season and only played 39 games overall. He was titled the starting point guard the following season in 2005.
He was named to represent the Celtics for the Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend because of his tremendous plays in the previous season. He was soon shifted to the shooting guard spot, but the point of play became difficult for him.
West made some of the best clutch shots, especially in the game with Charlotte Hornets. He also won the game against Minnesota Timberwolves; West made a career-high by scoring 12 free throw shots and 31 points.
West was traded off to Seattle Supersonics for the 2007 season and was reunited with his Saint Joseph’s teammate, Dwayne Jones. Another trade was soon made before West even played the season, in 2008, to Cleveland Cavaliers.
He played 26 games and had a season-high of 20 points, and 11 assists out of his 61 games. The same season, he also made a career-high of the most clutches as a 3-pointer as an NBA player with only 5.4 seconds left in a playoff.
The following year he signed a $12 million contract with the Cavaliers and became the starting guard for the season’s beginnings. He won a record of 66 games during the season and also won a league-best.
His backup point guard position titled him a talented backcourt defensive player of the season and also a really good outside shooter. He once again set a career-high of eight steals. He played over 45 minutes per game, which is the most played.
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Delonte West 2010 Season
In the 2010 season, West averaged 8.8 points as a starter for the Cavaliers but lost in the Conference Semifinals series to the Celtics. He however returned to the Boston Celtics the next year.
Due to possession of weapons, West was suspended for 10 games that season. West was signed on to Dallas Mavericks and got suspended for that whole season due to a verbal altercation after a preseason loss.
West was traded off to Texas Legends in 2013 of the NBA D-League. He signed one year deal with the Chinese Basketball Association and was a team player for Fujian Xunxing.
West however returned to NBA playing for Los Angeles Clippers in the 2014 Summer League but soon returned to China to play for Shanghai Sharks. He was let go just after four games despite him scoring 29 points in his debut season.
He signed a deal with the Venezuelan Liga Professional de Baloncesto, Guaros de Lara, a Venezuelan basketball association, but left even before playing for the team. He was once again called back to the NBA, this time for the Texas Legends.
Delonte West Bio
|41 Years Old
|United States of America
|Caressa Suzzette Madden (2013)
|Dmitri West, Delphina Addison
|Dmitri West Jr.
“It always hurts to lose, no matter how it happens. It is even worse when you have made a major comeback.”– Delonte West
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Delonte West Personal Life
West has faced many difficulties throughout his life and has been a drug addict during his teen years. He went to rehab multiple times. He was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2008.
He later cleared it up by stating that he was stressed about basketball and faced depression. The following year, he was pulled over by the police while driving and they found two revolvers in his possession and were arrested.
This was one of the reasons West was suspended during the 2010 season. While West was hugely supportive financially to his family, he faced financial difficulties himself so much so that he worked at Home Depot in 2011.
He married Caressa Madden in 2013 and the couple has two sons together. In 2016, West was spotted on the streets barefoot and speculated to be homeless. In 2020, another picture of the former basketball player has seen panhandling.
He was the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, who helped West and paid for his rehabilitation treatment and gave him a place to stay. In 2021, West had a job at the rehab facility and was reunited with his family.
He was once again arrested by the police later that year for alcohol abuse at the police station. Fans of the former player have once again been on the streets begging for money according to recent news.
He’s the player who has sadly hit rock bottom after having a successful career in the NBA. His wife however did not divorce West yet despite his helpless condition, which shows how much she loves him.
She however currently lives with her family after suffering from living in a poorly maintained house. West was once known for playing alongside LeBron James on the Cavaliers.
As of 2024, Delonte West’s net worth is estimated to be $10 thousand. He made $16 million while playing for the NBA and made around $1.6 million each season, and Dallas Mavericks offered him a good $1.3 million during his plays in their team.
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