Delonte West is known as an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. He is most famous for playing the Cleveland Cavaliers squads that were led by LeBron James.



Delonte Maurice West was born on July 26, 1983 in Washington, D.C. Since his adolescence, he had developed a solid enthusiasm for basketball. He studied at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland and went to Saint Joseph's University.


Delonte West started playing basketball at a high-level in 2004. He was chosen by Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA draft. He played for the Celtics until 2007 when he was exchanged to the Seattle SuperSonics. Before long he was exchanged to Cleveland Cavaliers in February 2008 which joined him with his school colleague Dwayne Jones. On September 2008, he signed a three-year contract extension worth $12.7 million with the Cavaliers. He set his career high of 8 steals in a match with Miami Heat on March 2009. He was exchanged to Minnesota Timberwolves yet he was before long released from the group in 2010. At that in September 2010, he resigned a one-year contract with the Celtics and got suspended after a gun charge in Maryland. In December 2011, West signed with the Dallas Mavericks yet he was released from the group in October 2012.

Once a player that was used to acquiring great amounts of cash, in August 2019, a viral photograph spreading over social media demonstrated the former NBA guard attempting to just survive life. In a Twitter photograph shared by Patrick Pryor, the 36-year-old appeared to be entirely destitute which was a long way from his life during his NBA prime. This isn't the first occasion when that West has been spotted apparently homeless. In 2016, he was spotted apparently begging and was assumed homeless also. He discredited the cases and said at the time that he had a home and was helping the poor himself. It appears he is truly down after a series of odd cases includes being seen meandering a Jack In The Box parking garage in Houston, shoeless and looking quite jumbled.

Personal Life


West was once married to Caressa Suzzette Madden. The couple got married in the year 2013. The two of them have a child named Cash West. There was a rumor that he was in a relationship with Gloria James, who is the mother of LeBron James. He also briefly dated Vanessa Lopez in 2006.

Last Modified: Jul 28, 2020

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