So it appears Delonte West has fallen on some hard times.
West was looking pretty rough in a couple of Instagram photos recently pointed out by TMZ. The former NBA guard was spotted wandering around outside of a Jack in the Box in Houston at around 10 p.m. all by himself with no shoes on last week, the person who shot the photos told TMZ.
Apparently, the person who snapped the pics — a big basketball fan who since has taken down the photos — approached the former first-round draft pick and asked him, “Are you Delonte West?”
West replied, “I used to be, but I’m not about that life anymore.”
TMZ couldn’t get in touch with West, who played parts of eight seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Seattle SuperSonics. It’s definitely a sad development, though, especially considering the 32-year-old made more than $16 million in salary throughout his career, according to Basketball-Reference.com.
West has played in China and in the NBA Development League since last appearing in an NBA game during the 2011-12 season.
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