Report: Delonte West Was Hallucinating At Time He Was Seen Shoeless

Some more information has come out about Delonte West’s hard times.

TMZ Sports recently reported on an Instagram photo that surfaced of West wandering outside a Houston Jack in the Box with no shoes on. It was a strange story, especially given how discombobulated the former NBA guard seemed to be at the time of the incident, but a new report posted Tuesday by TMZ Sports provided additional details and gave reason for optimism.

One of West’s close friends told TMZ Sports the former first-round draft pick is receiving treatment for his bipolar disorder and now is in a different facility after some strange events led to last month’s shoeless stroll.

“Delonte was at a facility where he received the wrong medication. He began hallucinating,” the friend said. “Because of the hallucinations, he walked out of the facility, barefoot, in the hospital gown. He went to go get food. That’s when he was videotaped and photographed.”

People close to West told TMZ Sports they were scared and concerned for him after the photos surfaced but that he’s now receiving the proper care he needs and deserves.

In other words, West appears to be on the road to recovery.

Thumbnail photo via Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Delonte West of the Dallas Mavericks

TMZ logo

© 2018 NESN

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties