NBA Star Delonte West relapsed and was almost shot by cops in Florida during drunken rant

The last report we heard about Delonte West is he was doing well and after years of mental health, drug and alcohol issues. Mark Cuban had literally picked him up off the street, got him in rehab, and he was working at the rehab facility.

That was several months ago, and it looks sadly like he has relapsed. According to this police report from WPTV in Palm Beach, Florida, he was fortunate the cops didn’t murder him during his arrest. A case report from Boynton Beach police said that just before 9 p.m., officers responded to the department’s lobby, located at 2100 High Ridge Road, for an individual yelling and banging on the glass doors.

The report states that West, 38, was screaming profanities while holding an open can of Icehouse beer and an open bottle of Mango Vodka. Officers said when he began to walk away while still screaming, they ordered him to stop. When he refused, they then commanded him to place the open containers of alcohol on the sidewalk.

The report said West complied with those demands, however, when he stood back up, he began to place his hands inside the waistband of his pants.

Police said one officer unholstered and initialized a Taser and continued to give verbal commands. Officers said West complied, dropped to his knees with his hands in the air and was handcuffed. Thankfully, he was just tased because we know a lot of police are very trigger-happy these days. West continued to be out of control even when the cops put him in the back of the patrol car. He was obviously drunk and possibly under the influence of drugs or medication.

West was charged with resisting an officer without violence, disorderly intoxication, and having an open container and was released on bond early this morning. No word on his whereabouts at the moment, beyond he is somewhere in the Palm Beach area of Florida, so if you see him and can help please do.

It is very difficult to help someone who doesn’t want to help themselves, people have tried with Delonte, but it just doesn’t seem to be working.