Via CLUTCHPOINTS: Former NBA guard Delonte West seen trying out for basketball comeback in Big 3 league
By BIG3 March 12, 2022
Former NBA point guard Delonte West’s road to recovery from substance addiction has been a bumpy and scary one. The 38-year-old has been getting better and is now looking to get back to competitive basketball.
West is trying out for the Big 3 league. He has been working towards this goal for a while and showed at tryouts that he can still shoot it from deep.
Although West isn’t necessarily ready to play high-level basketball again, the Big 3 is a very promising place for him to continue to get his life back on track. His NBA career lasted eight seasons, four of which came with the Boston Celtics. He spent three seasons alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers and had brief stints on the Dallas Mavericks and Seattle Supersonics. He averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists and shot 37.2 percent on 3-pointers in 432 career games.
Amid a brutal fight with drug abuse and mental illness, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped West get back on track by reuniting him with his mother and admitting him to a rehabilitation facility. Even though he got in trouble with law enforcement a few months ago, his life is much more stable now.
Trying out for the Big 3 shows a massive commitment, which is a very promising sign for West. Being surrounded by his peers playing the game he excelled at should provide him with a fantastic environment.