• West continues to struggle in life
  • West's former coach and Jameer Nelson are calling for aid to West
  • West is believed to be homeless and struggling

Delonte West is one of the forgotten NBA players who showed promise but failed. And it appears the 35-year-old's fortunes continue to get worse with videos of him being beaten up spreading online.

A video showing the 24th pick of the 2004 NBA Draft getting beaten up cropped up on Twitter. According to TMZ Sports, someone approached him with a gun as he was walking down the streets of DC. From there, West went on a rant and said he did not give a f**k. A video of that can be found below.

Further, it appears that there was another incident where West got beat up. In a shared video by Twitter user Measha (who claims that video was not hers), footage of a man getting kicked and punched in the middle of a busy road circulated on social media. It could not be determined if the motionless man who was beaten up by a motorist was West.

The recent update about West is disheartening. One person who is working to get the 6-foot-4 former guard is his old high school coach Phil Martelli. He coached West and Jameer Nelson for three seasons at Saint Joseph. The 65-year-old coach responded to a post by Nelson who was seeking help for his former backcourt partner.

About five months ago, it was previously reported that West presumed homeless. A viral photo showing West looking pretty broke and homeless made its round on social media. It was not the first time that the NBA journeyman was spotted down in the dumps.

Similar to that incident, it remains to be seen if anyone aside from Nelson and Martelli will go out of their way to help out West. Back in 2016 when he was spotted walking along the streets of Maryland, West claimed he was not homeless and doing just fine. It would, later on, be learned from his brother that Delonte was suffering from a bipolar disorder, The Daily Mail reported.

“Delonte West is not crazy, he is not on drugs,” Dmitri West said. “I don't know what exactly is going on in his mind but I can tell you that he is safe and he's doing OK. My family are trying to get him the best professional help that's out there, the best that they can afford.”

Delonte West
Delonte West in Independence, Ohio, on September 28, 2009. Reuters