close
close

Why was former NBA player Delonte West arrested in Virginia?

Delonte West’s case is much sadder than disturbing. At this point, he may need therapy instead of incarceration, but unfortunately the charges he now faces will have to be dealt with first.

Delonte West arrested on multiple charges

According to reports On Thursday, former NBA player Delonte West was arrested in Virginia on charges of violating the conditions of his release and resisting arrest. It is understood that West is currently being held at the Fairfax County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.

According to reports, police officers were attempting to serve a warrant on West on Thursday morning when the 40-year-old chose to run from them. After a brief pursuit during which law enforcement officers lost sight of West, he was eventually discovered unresponsive. It was at that point that officers administered Narcan, an opioid antagonist or in other words, a drug used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids. West was then taken to a hospital after the medication “did not have the desired effect,” and after a second dose was administered, he was held at the county detention center. It is understood he will be arraigned at 8.30am on Friday morning

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time West has gotten into trouble. In 2022, he was arrested in Fairfax County on multiple charges, including vehicular entry, trespassing, fleeing law enforcement and public intoxication. Conversely, as seen, West has tried to get help before in 2021 when he received rehabilitative therapy at a Florida facility after being admitted by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after photos of West living on the streets were seen online. West spent the final year of his career in the NBA with the Mavs. Although he began working with the institution after completing his treatment, it now appears that West was unable to maintain his new course. Drafted 24th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft, he would go on to spend four seasons in Boston before playing for the SuperSonics and the Cavaliers, eventually wrapping things up in Dallas in 2012.

Back To Top