44 Facts About Delonte West


Delonte Maurice West was born on July 26,1983 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Delonte West played in the National Basketball Association for the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Mavericks.


Delonte West played professionally for the Fujian Xunxing and Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.


Delonte West went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he excelled at basketball, teaming with fellow future NBA player Eddie Basden.


Delonte West led the Roosevelt Raiders to their first state tournament appearance.


Delonte West was named Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year due to his averages of 20.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 steals per game.


At Saint Joseph's University, West formed what was widely regarded as the best backcourt in the country along with John R Wooden Award and Naismith Award winner Jameer Nelson.


Delonte West chose to leave St Joseph's after his junior campaign where he was selected by the Boston Celtics as the 24th pick in the 2004 NBA draft.


Delonte West averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.


Delonte West was later moved back to the point guard position.


Delonte West had some clutch shots, including a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Charlotte Bobcats on November 8,2006, and a game-tying three pointer with 4 seconds remaining in regulation to bring the game into overtime against the New Jersey Nets on March 3,2007.


The next day against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Delonte West scored a career-high 31 points and made a career-high 12 free throw shots, in a double overtime Celtics victory.


Delonte West scored all 31 of his points in that game during the second half and the two overtimes.


On February 21,2008, Delonte West was part of a three-team trade that sent him, Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, and Wally Szczerbiak to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Delonte West was reunited with his Saint Joseph's teammate Dwayne Jones.


Delonte West had a season high 20 points against the Boston Celtics only six days after his trade to the Cavaliers and a season-high 11 assists on March 30,2008 against the Philadelphia 76ers.


On September 12,2008, Delonte West signed a three-year, $12.7 million contract with the Cavaliers.


Delonte West was moved to the starting shooting guard position at the beginning of the season, due to the acquisition of Mo Williams.


On March 2,2009, against the Miami Heat, Delonte West set a career high with eight steals.


Further, the Cavs' lack of scoring punch on the bench forced Delonte West to take on extremely high minute loads.


Delonte West averaged 42 minutes per game throughout the postseason, and in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic he played over 45 minutes per game, more than any other player in the series.


Delonte West was able to stop Turkoglu's facilitation of the Magic offense in spurts, but the height advantage was too much, as Turkoglu helped to dominate the Cavalier defense throughout the series.


Delonte West set a new career playoff high in points, with 22 in a losing effort in Game 6 against the Magic when the Cavs were eliminated.


Delonte West signed with the Dallas Mavericks on December 13,2011.


Delonte West re-signed with the Mavericks on July 26,2012.


Delonte West was suspended indefinitely following an argument after a preseason loss on October 15,2012.


On October 29,2012, Delonte West was waived by the Mavericks.


On January 25,2013, Delonte West was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.


In October 2013, Delonte West signed a one-year deal with Fujian Xunxing of China.


In July 2014, Delonte West joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2014 NBA Summer League.


In September 2014, Delonte West signed a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks, returning to China for a second stint.


On January 12,2015, Delonte West signed with Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan Liga Profesional de Baloncesto but left the team before playing in a game for them.


On March 12,2015, Delonte West was reacquired by the Texas Legends and appeared for them that night against the Delaware 87ers.


Delonte West has described his childhood as "happy-poor," and has said that he lived with various relatives.


Delonte West is multiracial, with African American, Piscataway Native American, and White American heritage.


On September 17,2009, Delonte West was pulled over for a traffic violation while riding a Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycle.


Delonte West contended that he was moving the weapons to a different location because his mother had informed him that his cousins' children had stumbled upon them in a closet at his home.


Delonte West pleaded guilty to the traffic and weapons charges and was sentenced to electronic monitoring, unsupervised probation, and 40 hours of community service as well as psychological counseling.


In February 2016, Delonte West was photographed in a public place in Houston, Texas, while barefoot and wearing a hospital gown.


The photo sparked speculation that Delonte West was homeless, as the Twitter account that broke the photo suggested as such and asked his followers to pray for Delonte West given his psychological issues.


Delonte West immediately denied the rumors, stating that, while the photo is genuine, he has a home and was merely assisting someone who actually was homeless, since the homeless man was quadriplegic.


On January 19,2021, reports came in that Delonte West now has a job at the rehab facility where he checked in and has reunited with his mother.


In July 2022, new videos came to light showing Delonte West begging again, this time in Virginia.


On October, 15 2022, Delonte West was arrested again in Fairfax County, Virginia, after being seen trying to enter a car that did not belong to him.