Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picks up Delonte West at gas station, offers to pay for rehab

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban personally picked up Delonte West at a Dallas area gas station on Monday in an attempt to help the now homeless former NBA player after more stunning photos surfaced last week. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Cuban, according to TMZ and ESPN, had been trying to get in contact with West for days after photos of him panhandling in the Dallas area surfaced last week. He finally connected with West at a gas station and reportedly took him to a local hospital.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”17″>Cuban, according to TMZ and ESPN, had been trying to get in contact with West for days after photos of him panhandling in the Dallas area surfaced last week. He finally connected with West at a gas station and reportedly took him to a local hospital. 

Cuban, along with West’s family and friends, have been trying to get him to go to a drug rehabilitation facility — something Cuban has offered to pay for. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="West was seen panhandling in the area last week.” data-reactid=”23″>West was seen panhandling in the area last week.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="West played in the league for eight seasons from 2004-2012, most notably with the Boston Celtics — who picked him up with the No. 24 overall pick. He last played for the Mavericks in 2012, but was suspended twice and eventually waived.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”25″>West played in the league for eight seasons from 2004-2012, most notably with the Boston Celtics — who picked him up with the No. 24 overall pick. He last played for the Mavericks in 2012, but was suspended twice and eventually waived. 

He averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 assists throughout his career. 

West revealed midway through his career that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, something he’s struggled with in recent years. He pled guilty to two weapons charges in 2010, and has been involved in several incidents since leaving the league. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="He was spotted at a Houston-area Jack in the Box in 2016 in rough shape, and again earlier this year in a string of disturbing videos. West was seen being attacked in the middle of a Washington, D.C.-area&nbsp; street, and then again handcuffed while talking to police. West accused another man of pulling a gun on him.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”28″>He was spotted at a Houston-area Jack in the Box in 2016 in rough shape, and again earlier this year in a string of disturbing videos. West was seen being attacked in the middle of a Washington, D.C.-area  street, and then again handcuffed while talking to police. West accused another man of pulling a gun on him. 

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Delonte West has struggled since his time in the league, and was seen panhandling in the Dallas area last week. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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