Some very sad and even disturbing video surfaced of West on the streets of the Washington, D.C. area.
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It’s unclear what precipitated both incidents, but one thing’s for sure: West has fallen on very hard times since his NBA days.
He was once a productive role player from 2004 to 2012 and played a key role in the emergence of the Cavs as title contenders during the late 2000s.
However, off-the-court rumors involving him and LeBron James dogged the former Saint Joseph’s University star during the 2009-10 season. After being waived by the Dallas Mavericks in the fall of 2012, West spent a year playing pro ball in China.
However, there have been many rumors that he has been homeless for the past few years. These rumors began after a photo of him panhandling in a D.C. suburb went viral, which led West to deny that he was indeed homeless.
He has dealt with mental health issues over the years. It’s been speculated that he once received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, something that West has disputed.
Here’s to hoping West gets the help he needs to get his personal life fully in order.