Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reached out to Delonte West to help him get out of the streets after the former NBA star was spotted homeless. Cuban picked him up at a gas station in Texas and took him to a local hotel, TMZ reports. West's life has been falling apart in recent years due to his drug addiction and mental health issues.
A couple of days ago, he was spotted asking for help in the streets of Dallas, once again setting the alarms around the NBA community. Cuban finally found him and they agreed to meet at a gas station, where the Mavericks owner picked him up and took him to a better place.
Sources connected to West's family tell us that Cuban -- who had been trying to reach DW on the phone for days -- finally got in contact with Delonte ... who agreed to meet the Mavs owner on Monday in Dallas.
We're told Cuban took West to a local hotel ... while his family formulates a game plan.
Our sources tell us West's circle of fam and friends have been trying desperately to get Delonte to go to rehab ... and he now seems open to the idea.
We're even told Cuban has offered to help cover Delonte's cost for treatment.
Later on, Cuban himself would confirm he had taken care of West and talked with his family to try to find the best way to help the player get back on his feet.
“I can just confirm that I found him and helped him,” Cuban told The Washington Post in an email late Monday. “The rest is up to Delonte and his family to tell.”
Hopefully, this is the time for West to turn his life around and recover his best form. He played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2011-2012. It's such a nice gesture from Cuban to do this. Now we have to wait and see what West is going to do and what direction he'll take in life.