Ex-NBA player Delonte West arrested in Florida over drunken incident involving police


Former NBA player Delonte West was arrested Tuesday night after involving himself in a drunken incident with cops according to TMZ Sports.

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West was booked around 10:30 at night in a Palm Beach County, Fla. jail and was released early this morning. In the police report, cops say they saw West banging on the glass doors at the police station in Boynton Beach, and when officers told him to stop, West continued to yell and cuss towards the officers while holding open bottles of beer and vodka.

After more back and forth between police and West, he finally responded to the officers commands and was cuffed. Officers noted that West was still ‘belligerent’ while in the back of the squad car.

According to the police report obtained by WPTV, West reeked of alcohol and appeared to be heavily intoxicated. West was charged with obstruction/resisting arrest without violence, carrying an open container, and disorderly intoxication.

West – who spent eight years in the NBA playing for Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle and Boston -- has been dealing with substance abuse issues for some time now. Last year, videos and photos surfaced on social media showing West in a bad state physically and panhandling. This sparked reactions across the league including one from Mavs owner Mark Cuban who helped West enter a rehab facility in 2020 to try to address some of his issues.

Cuban even shared an update on West progress.

West was showing such great progress,