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Delonte West
Delonte West
Position: None
Born: 07/26/83
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:183 lbs. / 83 kg.
He also dismissed suggestions his brother’s erratic behavior was fueled by drugs or alcohol. ‘Delonte West is not crazy, he is not on drugs,’ insisted construction boss Dmitri, 33. ‘As far as I know, my brother was suffering from bipolar disorder. ‘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. ‘You can’t put this down to the basketball or money. He is in a great place, he has a beautiful son, a beautiful daughter and a wife that loves him and gives him tremendous support.
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White told me that he was attempting to try and get in touch with Delonte West, with little luck. But he did ask me to publish this previously private letter in the hope that it would further spur the NBA to act in a manner that makes it safe for players to come forward without fear of being misdiagnosed or stigmatized. He said to me, “I’m going to keep my foot on the gas pedal no matter what happens. I’ve spoken to the NBA Players Association and they are with me on getting new protocols. It’s an insult for the union to buy in and not the owners. It’s an insult to the science. We need to act now and try to help people before stories like Lamar Odom’s and Delonte West’s repeat themselves. They absolutely will if the NBA refuses to change.”
Many of the owners associated with this league are not only buyers and sellers of the game of basketball. You collectively, represent captains of many industries. As a group who has all the access to resources and knowledge necessary to do what is right by the mental health topic, that alone amplifies the obligation to do what is right. Mental health and policies reflecting support, actual support, need to be of the highest priority. I love the game of basketball and the NBA. I grew up in the 90’s. However, turning away from advocacy for mental health and human welfare, is not an option. Nor should it be an ultimatum. “…That’s the way it is…” is not an acceptable excuse for inaction. That rhetoric has also been thrown around in my situation many times, when discussing the balance of human welfare in this industry.