Who is Delonte West?
Delonte Maurice West aka Delonte West is a former American professional basketball player. West played in the National Basketball Player Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, and Dallas Mavericks. Moreover, Delonte also played professionally for the Shanghai Sharks and Fujian Xunxing of the Chinese Basketball Association. Delonte selected as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.
However, this great basketball player has to go through a rise and fall in his basketball career. In Summary rise and fall of Delonte Wets looks like: mistakes, mood disorders, guns, money woes, stints in China and Venezuela, and three years absence from the NBA. Dallas Mavericks suspended West twice during the 2011 season.
Bio, Age, Early Life, Family & Education
Delonte West first took his breath on this earth on 26th July 1983. As of now, he has successfully completed 37 years of his birth. Delonte was born in Washington D.C, United States, under the birth sign Leo. He was born to parents Dmitri West (father) and Delphina Addison (mother). Further, he holds an American nationality and belongs to multi-ethnicity (African-American, Piscataway American, and European American). Besides, Delonte grew up along with his two brothers: Dmitri west Jr. and Danielle west.
Turning back and putting some flash into his education, he went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. There he excelled at basketball with fellow future NBA player Eddie Basden. After completing high school, he attended Saint Joseph’s University. He played college basketball for Saint Joseph’s University. At the time, Delonte was widely regarded as the best backcourt in the country.
Delonte West Professional Career
Delonte was selected as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. In his first season with the Celtics, he ended playing just 39 games, mostly coming off the bench due to injuries. Further, he averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. West was named to represent the Celitics on the sophomore team for the Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend on 12th Feb 2006. On 28th June 2007, Celitics traded Delonte to Seattle SuperSonics. Further, the next year on February 21, 2008, he was again traded to Cleveland Cavaliers. Here west played in 26 regular-season games and averaged 4.5 assists, 10.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. Delton averaged 8.8 points in 25 minutes per game with only three games as a starter for the caves over the 2009-10 season.
In 2010, the Cavaliers traded west to Minnesota Timberwolves but he didn’t last there for a longer time. Finally, on September 1, 2010, he signed one year contract with Boston Celitics. Moreover, Celtics suspended West for the first 10 games of the 2010-11 season following a guilty plea to weapons charges in Maryland. On December 13, 2011, West signed with the Dallas Mavericks. Again he re-signed from the Mavericks on 26th July 2012. In fact, Mavericks suspended Delonte indefinitely following an argument after a preseason loss on 15th October 2012. Dallas reinstated him after one day but again suspended him on 25th October for the same reason after another preseason loss.
Later, Delonte was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League on January 25, 2013. He made his debut for the Legend on 16th March 2013 with 10 points in an 85-103 loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors. West’s career became pretty unstable this time. The same in October 2013, West signed a one-year contract with Fujian Xunxing of China. Further, Delonte joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2014 NBA Summer League in July of 2014.
West signed one year deal with the Shanghai Sharks in September of 2014 returning to china for a second stint. Similarly, he signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto on 12th Jan 2015. But he left the team before playing in a game for them. On 12th March 2015, Delonte was acquired by the Texas Legends. Delonte was waived by the Legends on April 2, 2015, after suffering a season-ending injury.
Delonte West: Married, Wife, Divorce & Children
Delonte’s first marriage ended in 2010 with a divorce. However, he hasn’t discloed any information regarding his first wife and marriage. Later, in 2013, he tied his knot with Caressa Madden. The couple welcomed two sons soon after their marriage. Apart from this, Delonte hasn’t discloed much about his family. It seems like Delonte’s wife is very supportive and caring. Despite such ups and downs in Delonte’s life, she stands by him and supported him. Apart from this, there is not much information regarding Delonte’s past relations and affairs. As of now, their family is living together happily.
What is Delonte West currently doing?
According to reports that came on Jan 19, 2021, Delonte is currently doing a job at a rehab facility in Florida. He has fully recovered and is out of rehab. Additionally, he played basketball on the court after a long time. It seems West’s fans can see him playing basketball again after a long time.
How much is the Networth & Salary of Delonte West?
There is not much information regarding Delonte’s current salary as a rehab worker. However, in 2012, he received an annual salary of $1.223 million. According to celebrity net worth, Delonte’s current networth is $1 Thousand. Besides, Wets earned around $14 million in salary alone during his career. However, he lost his money struggling with drugs and other problems. During the NBA lockout, he had to sell his jewelry and several cars. Moreover, he even applied for a temporary job at Home Depot to make ends meet. Besides, he also lost a fortune in his divorce and in legal fees defending various issues.
West was photographed homeless, walking around a fast-food restaurant parking lot without shoes, looking disheveled in August 2019. However, he has completely recovered from his problems. He will be earning a good fortune like before in the coming days.
Height, Weight, Shoe Size, Tattoo, etc
Delonte is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m) tall and weighs 180 Ib (82Kg). Besides, he hasn’t discloed much about his other body measurements. Further, he has grey colored eyes and curly brown hair. He also has tattoos over various parts of his body like the neck, arms. Legs and chest part.
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|Full Name:||Delonte West|
|Birth Date:||July 26, 1983|
|Height:||6 feet 4 inches (1.93m)|
|Divorce||divorced with first wife|
|Net Worth||$100 thousand|
|Birth Place||Washington D.C.|
|Ethnicity||Mixed Ethnicity(African-American, Piscataway American, and European American)|
|Education||High School Graduate|
|Siblings||two brothers: Dmitri west Jr. and Danielle west|
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