- Date of Birth:
- July 26, 1983
- 6' 3"
- Washington D.C.
Delonte West (born Delonte Maurice West in Washington D.C. on July 26, 1983) is an American, professional basketball player who last played for the Texan Legends of the NBA’s D-League. Delonte was first drafted as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics of the NBA, where he played from 2004 to 2007. In the summer of 2007, he was traded from the Celtics traded to point guard of the Seattle SuperSonics. He played for one season before becoming part of a three-team trade, which sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers. During his two season run from 2008 to 2010 with the Cavaliers, Delonte set a career high with 8 steals and averaged 14 points a game. In 2010, after Lebron James left the Cavaliers, the team traded Delonte to the Minesota Timberwolves, but soon after, he returned to the Celtic for one season. Delonte later hopped around from team to team, until he was ultimately demoted to the NBA’s D-League, playing for the Texan Legends and Sanata Cruz Warriors. He also briefly played internationally on a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks in China, before returning to the D-League with the Legends in Mar. 2015.
Best Known For:
Delonte West is best known for playing in the NBA with the Boston Celtics from 2004 too 2007, and again in 2010. He is also recognized for playing alongside Lebron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Delonte West was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, although her has disputed the diagnosis. The former basketball player has admitted many things heavily affected his reputation and career within the NBA, including the probation he received after police found a shotgun in his waistband during a search in 2009. In 2010, an Internet rumor also began that Delonte had engaged in a sexual relation with Lebron James’ mother, but he adamantly denied it. On June 26, 2016, Delonte’s reputation continued to go down hill, after he was spotted begging for change on the streets of Maryland.