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Sport Former coach, teammate show concern for Delonte West after troubling video surfaces

18:05  21 january  2020
18:05  21 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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A video of what appears to be former NBA player Delonte West yelling incoherently while sitting on a Washington D.C. sidewalk in handcuffs surfaced online Monday night. It brought calls for prayers and professional help from a former teammate and coach during West 's time at Saint Joseph's.

Two former members of the Saint Joseph’s basketball program issued concerned statements Monday night after a video surfaced on social media of what appears to be Delonte West, a former St. Joe's and NBA player, rambling and sitting on the side of the street while in handcuffs.

Delonte West wearing a blue uniform holding a ball: Delonte West played for five NBA teams in his career.© Daniel Shirey, USA TODAY Sports Delonte West played for five NBA teams in his career.

Phil Martelli, who coached West for three seasons at Saint Joseph’s, said on Twitter the video is “very painful” and that he is seeking to get West help. He quote-tweeted a Twitter post from Jameer Nelson, who was teammates with West from 2001-04 in college.

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Troubled former NBA player Delonte West is the apparent victim of vicious assault on a Washington D.C. highway, as seen in a pair of videos on social media. West 's Saint Joseph's teammate , ex-NBA star Jameer Nelson, and their former coach Phil Martelli expressed concern for his mental health on

The video shows what appears to be a shirtless West with his hands behind his back on a sidewalk being asked by a person off camera about an altercation. The person asked West: “Why did you hit him? Did he attack you first in self-defense or did you hit him?"

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The former NBA player said he was walking down the street when he was approached by a man with a gun. West then went on an incomprehensible rant. (Here is link to the video, which contains vulgar and inappropriate language.)

West was part of the Saint Joseph's team — along with Martelli and Nelson — that reached back-to-back NCAA tournaments in 2003 and 2004. The 2003-04 team went undefeated in the regular season and lost to Oklahoma State in the Elite 8.

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A video purportedly showed former NBA player Delonte West -- who suffers from mental illness -- getting beaten up and talking incoherently in or near Apparently Delonte West was seen getting beat up in the street this Morning. I went to school with him and it’s crazy to see just how his life has gone

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former teammates , coaches and others are expressing concern for ex-NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers star Delonte West after two videos were released on social media that reportedly show West involved in a violent confrontation on the street, then rambling afterward while

He played for four teams in the NBA from 2004-12 after being the 24th overall pick by the Boston Celtics. He teamed up with LeBron James in Cleveland from 2007-2010 before James left to join the Miami Heat.

West has discussed his issues with mental health in the past. He has had incidents in the NBA before as well, once no-showing to a D-league team in 2013 after being suspended twice for conduct detrimental to the team and then ultimately being waived by the Mavericks.

He was also suspended by the NBA for 10 games in 2010 after pleading guilty to gun charges in Maryland.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Former coach, teammate show concern for Delonte West after troubling video surfaces

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