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Delonte West was arrested after fleeing from cops, and is suspected of overdose

Delonte West was arrested after fleeing from cops, and is suspected of overdose


Troubled former NBA star Delonte West was arrested again early Thursday morning after a police chase in which cops had to administer Narcan due to a suspected opioid overdose.

West, 40, fled from officers in Fairfax County, Virginia, while they were trying to serve him an arrest warrant for violating the conditions of release. According to TMZ SportsBefore police found him “unresponsive.”

Fairfax County Police told TMZ Sports that officers administered Narcan but it “did not have the desired effect,” but it did have the desired effect the second time after West was transported to a local hospital.

A photo of Delonte West from his arrest Thursday morning. Fairfax County Police Department

West, who was released from the hospital and charged with resisting arrest, appears exhausted with his eyes slightly open in his booking photo in which several NBA fans on X were noting how “sad” it was to see him.

The former Celtics, Sonics, Cavaliers and Mavericks guard is being held on $2,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, according to TMZ Sports.

West, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, has fallen on hard times since his last NBA game in 2012, having struggled with substance abuse issues.

Delonte West (left) with Dirk Nowitzki (right) during a Mavericks game in 2012. Getty Images

In October 2022, he was arrested twice in two weeks, first for trespassing and fleeing police, then for public drunkenness.

Four months ago, West was seen begging on the side of a highway in Alexandria, Virginia, and days later he was seen loitering in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

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Mavericks majority owner Mark Cuban helped West check into rehab in September 2020, but in October 2021 he was arrested after he knocked on lobby doors at Boynton Beach, Florida, police headquarters carrying an open can of beer and a drink. Open bottle of vodka.

Delonte West (left) with LeBron James (c.) for the Cavaliers in 2008. Reuters

West played parts of three seasons with LeBron James in Cleveland from 2008-2010.

He averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists in 432 career games.

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