This is a bummer because Delonte had seemingly turned a corner and was doing better after getting into a rehab facility.
Ex-NBA player Delonte West spent Tuesday night in jail after being arrested for an alleged drunken incident with cops, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The former hooper — who played 8 seasons in the Association — was booked at 10:32 p.m. in a Palm Beach County, Fla. jail and was released at 5:46 a.m. Wednesday, records show. According to an incident report, cops say West was initially stopped by officers after he was yelling and banging on the glass doors at a police station in Boynton Beach.
Officers say West was yelling and cussing … while holding open bottles of beer and vodka.
West reportedly complied, but then “put his hands inside his pants,” and one of the cops pulled a taser. He was arrested and “continued to be belligerent” in the police car, according to the story. He was charged with obstruction/resisting, open container, and disorderly intoxication.
Delonte is a former St. Joe’s standout, who played on the 30-2 Hawks team that earned a #1 seed in the 2004 NCAA tournament. He played for four NBA teams, then began to struggle with bi-polar disorder, which ended up with him panhandling on the streets of Dallas. Mark Cuban was able to get West into a rehab facility and reunited him with his mother, and at last check Delonte had landed a job at that facility, which is located in southeastern Florida.