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Delonte West Checks Into Rehab Facility After Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Reaches Out

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Delonte West checked into a rehabilitation facility in Florida after Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped reunite the former NBA point guard with his mother on Monday, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The story of Cuban's outreach was first reported by TMZ and confirmed by ESPN's Tim MacMahon

West, 37, disclosed in 2015 that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008. He has since battled drug addiction and homelessness, and West was seen "panhandling at an intersection in Dallas" last week, per MacMahon

Cuban had reached out to West's mother, Delphina Addison, asking how he could help, to which she replied that she needed to find her son. On Monday, Cuban reportedly picked up West outside a Dallas gas station and waited with him until his mother arrived at the hotel. West later entered rehab, per Charania

Cuban reportedly offered to pay for West to enter a drug rehabilitation facility, an effort that was supported by the ex-point guard's family and friends. 

West averaged 9.7 points per game in eight NBA seasons. The St. Joseph's product last played for Dallas in 2012.