Delonte West arrested after trespassing incident in Virginia, report says


Delonte West was arrested again earlier this month, according to TMZ Sports, as the former Dallas Mavericks guard’s off-court troubles continue to plague his post-career life.

West reportedly was booked on four criminal charges, including vehicle trespassing, entering a vehicle, fleeing from law enforcement and drunk in public after an Oct. 15 incident in Virginia.

According to the Fairfax County Police Dept., officers were called to a local parking lot after witnesses saw West trespassing in a vehicle. The department claimed he became combative during the arrest and attempted to run from police, TMZ said.

Before and since West played his final NBA season — the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with the Mavericks — West has battled bipolar disorder, sporadic homelessness, financial hardship and addiction.

Mark Cuban has many times tried to help West re-steady his life, including in October 2020 when the Mavericks’ owner picked up West at a gas station, waited with him at a hotel to reconnect with his mother and paid for his in-patient treatment at a Florida drug rehabilitation facility.

Reports later said that West started working at the same center after he was discharged.

“It’s a struggle for him,” Cuban told TMZ earlier this month. “I mean, addiction is awful. And mental illness is awful. He’s at the point in his life where he’s got to want to be helped.

“I’ve tried. I know it’s tough on him, but I wish him nothing but the best.”

In October 2021, West was arrested after an intoxicated encounter with Boynton Beach (Fla.) police, and he pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges, according to TMZ Sports.

In March, he was seen making shots while taking part in tryouts with the BIG3 basketball league.

The 39-year-old West has not played professional basketball since March 2015, when the Texas Legends, Dallas’ G-League affiliate, re-signed him for four games. West averaged 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 25.3 minutes before the Legends waived him with a season-ending injury.

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