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Former NBA star Delonte West was spotted lounging around 7/11 after footage of him panhandling surfaced

Worried former NBA star Delonte West was spotted loitering outside a 7/11 convenience store in Virginia where he appeared to beg people for money and at one point seemed to accept a fistful of dollar bills.

The video comes just weeks after West, 38, who suffers from bipolar disorder and previously played alongside NBA legend LeBron James, was unable to return for his big basketball comeback.

In April, it was announced that West was set to return to professional sports with The Big 3, a 3-on-3 game that was founded by Ice Cube in 2017 and is calling on NBA veterans to join their ranks.

But a source told DaiyMail.com that he “didn’t show” the league’s May draft. It is not clear why he missed his chance.

In new footage taken yesterday, West was seen in the parking lot outside the store, smoking cigarettes, talking to passers-by and climbing on the refrigerator to plug his phone into a power outlet.

West, who has made over $16 million in his career, seemed to be asking people for money and at one point tried to accept a handful of cash from someone leaving the store.

Former NBA star Delonte West was spotted loitering outside a 7/11 store in Virginia, days after footage of him panhandling on the side of the road surfaced.

Former NBA star Delonte West was spotted loitering outside a 7/11 store in Virginia, days after footage of him panhandling on the side of the road surfaced.

West seemed to be asking people for money and at one point tried to accept a fistful of dollar bills from someone leaving the store.

West seemed to be asking people for money and at one point tried to accept a fistful of dollar bills from someone leaving the store.

Ffootage posted to social media over the weekend showed West standing on the side of a highway – also in Alexandria. It is not yet clear when the footage was recorded.

In one video posted online, a fan exchanges pleasantries with a man believed to be West and says, “My dog ​​Delonte, what’s up my brother?”

West didn’t answer.

The driver who posted the photos on Twitter was very surprised to see West on the side of the road.

“Seems to be Delonte West on the Richmond Highway in Virginia 2 days ago. What happened so fast? A few months ago I thought they were trying to get him into the Big Three league,” he tweeted.

Delonte West smokes a cigarette near 7/11 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Delonte West loitering around 7/11 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Delonte West smokes a cigarette outside a 7/11 house in Alexandria, Virginia. He was seen climbing onto an ice cooler to charge his phone at a power outlet.

The recent sightings come just weeks after he was reportedly trying to orchestrate a return to basketball.

The recent sightings come just weeks after he was reportedly trying to orchestrate a return to basketball.

West earned over $16 million in his nine-year career, which ended after his only season with the Mavericks in 2011–2012, when he was just 28 years old.

West earned over $16 million in his nine-year career, which ended after his only season with the Mavericks in 2011–2012, when he was just 28 years old.

Delonte West talking to people in a car that pulled up at 7/11.  It was unclear if he knew them

Delonte West talking to people in a car that pulled up at 7/11. It was unclear if he knew them

West began his NBA career when he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft and eventually became a starter with LeBron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008.

West earned over $16 million in his nine-year career, which ended after his only season with the Mavericks in 2011–2012, when he was just 28 years old. He was suspended indefinitely due to a number of controversies and never returned to the NBA.

West (center)'s NBA career is best remembered for his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers playing with LeBron James (right) on one of the best teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference.

West (center)’s NBA career is best remembered for his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers playing with LeBron James (right) on one of the best teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

Dallas Cowboys owner Mark Cuban

The Cuban in the photo stops at a gas station

Delonte West was picked up by Dallas Cowboys owner Mark Cuban at a gas station in 2020.

As for West’s troubles, it’s not the first time he’s been seen begging for money on the streets.

In 2009, he was pulled over on a tricycle, leading police to find three firearms strapped to his body. He ultimately pleaded guilty to the weapons charge and was ordered to undergo psychological counseling in addition to probation and community service.

In September 2020, photos were circulated of West panhandling at an intersection in Dallas, Texas.

After this incident, Cuban picked up West from a local gas station. Cuban subsequently paid for West’s drug treatment.

A source confirmed to DailyMail.com that since then, West has been in rehab at least three times and has left each time.

A brief video of meeting Cuban in 2020 has gone viral, prompting fans and friends to beg the former star for help.

Footage posted to social media over the weekend shows the former NBA star panhandling on the side of a highway in Alexandria, Virginia.

Footage posted to social media over the weekend shows the former NBA star panhandling on the side of a highway in Alexandria, Virginia.

Worried former NBA guard Delonte West has been spotted begging on the side of a road in Alexandria, Virginia.

Worried former NBA guard Delonte West has been spotted begging on the side of a road in Alexandria, Virginia.

Most recently, in October, West launched into a homophobic tirade against the police and claimed he was playing better than James as he was arrested for drinking in a public place in Florida.

West was pulled over by police in Boynton Beach, Florida on October 19 when he allegedly started knocking on the glass doors of the local precinct. Police said he had open containers of beer and vodka, and ultimately charged him with resisting an officer without violence and being drunk as a hooligan.

In police videos obtained by DailyMail.com, West, 38, called the officers “bitches” and “bastards.” He also claimed to be the greatest basketball player of all time.

“F****, I was better than LeBron James,” West said, referring to his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate. ‘I’m better than [Michael] Jordan. I was the best nigga in every sport. Shut up.

Photo of Delonte West after his arrest in 2021.

Police body camera footage shows West unleashing a lewd tirade against the police.

More recently, in October, West launched into a homophobic tirade against the police and claimed he was a better player than James as he was arrested for drinking in a public place in Florida.

In police videos obtained by DailyMail.com, West, 38, calls officers

In police videos obtained by DailyMail.com, West, 38, calls officers “bitches” and “bastards.” He also claims to be the greatest basketball player of all time.

West went on to say that he was Jesus Christ and the President of the United States before mentioning Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

“You just blew your chances of going to heaven,” he told the officers. “I came here to save you and help you. I am the President of the United States – President Jesus.”

West’s mood changed dramatically during the arrest. He was heard to chuckle to himself at various points before going on a rampage at the officers without warning.

As he was being searched, West accused one officer of groping him. Later, he constantly yelled “shut the hell up” while the policemen were talking among themselves.

According to a police report obtained by DailyMail.com, West initially tried to evade the officers but was ordered to stop. One officer even aimed a stun gun at West without using the device.

‘… [West] began to put his hands in the belt of his pants, ”the officer’s report read. “At that time, I unholstered and initialized (light and target lasers only) my electronically controlled weapon (Taser 7) and continued to issue verbal commands, which West obeyed and fell to his knees with his hands up.”

The video ends with West, handcuffed, getting into a police car outside the train station.

– What I’ve done? West asked the police. – What I’ve done?

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