Born Delonte Maurice West, he is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for the Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In this article, we will cover the net worth of Delonte West, his early life, professional career, and many more. Read the full article to know everything about Delonte West, from his net worth to his personal life.
What Is the Net Worth of Delonte West?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Delonte West is around $1 thousand. Unfortunately, he is an example of some of those professional athletes whose life broke apart following their careers ended. Throughout his career, Delonte made about $14 million in salary only, however, his drug addictions and other problems made him struggle years later.
Delonte was born in Washington DC on the 26th of July 1983. He attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt and later went to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia to continue his further studies. When he was attending St. Joseph’s, he established what was considered the country’s best backcourt with Jameer Nelson.
Saint Joseph’s University became able to make its way to Elite Eight in the 2004 NCAA Tournament because of Delonte’s efforts.
Delonte West’s career had played an important role in his net worth. The Boston Celtics picked Delonte in the 2004 NBA Draft as the 24th Pick but played just 39 games during his first season because he was dealing with injuries.
During the 2005-06 season, he was chosen as the starting point guard, and later he was appointed for the position of shooting guard during the 2006-07 season. This contributed to Delonte West’s net worth. But he wasn’t fortunate enough perhaps since he faced difficulties during the early years of his career which resulted in him returning to the position of a point guard.
The Seattle Supersonics picked him in 2007 and later he was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers in early 2008, as part of a three-team contract. Within 6 days after the trade, Delonte managed to score a season-high of 20 points against the Boston Celtics.
Delonte then went on to sign a $12.7 million contract for three years with the Cavaliers in late 2008. He then landed the shooting guard and backup point guard positions. He amazed a lot of people since he was turning into an exceptional backcourt defensive player as well as an outside shooter. West was then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, however, this time his term at the team was brief.
He signed a 1-year contract in late 2010 with The Boston Celtics in order to back up Rajon Rondo by landing the position of a point guard. However, the deal was eventually halted after a guilty plea over weapons charges. From 2011 until 2012, he played for Dallas and later played overseas for some years.
Financial and Personal Problems
In spite of earning $14 million (before taxes and fees) in salary alone throughout his career, his personal and financial problems started becoming an obstacle during his career. Delonte West would have enjoyed good fortune and net worth if he would have never experienced psychological and drug issues.
He was reportedly living out of the Mavericks locker room during the NBA lockout and was compelled to sell all his jewelry and a number of vehicles. West also went to look for a temporary job at Home Depot at the time in order to fulfill his essential necessities. As per reports, the reason behind his poor condition was his divorce as well as legal compensation to defend against several problems.
He was pictured in August 2019 where he looked impoverished and maybe homeless also. After several months, West was captured while walking barefoot around a parking lot of fast-food restaurants and this time also he looked ragged.
West was once again pictured in September 2020 in Dallas, Texas, begging on a street. After his winning, he was picked by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban from the streets. Cuban took Delonte to a drug treatment program and for a while, it looked like he regained his fortune. West came together with his family and started working at the rehabilitation center.
Sadly, he was again detained in October 2021 in Florida.
In 2010, Delonte’s first marriage, and after two years, in 2013, he tied the knot with Caressa Madden and the duo have two sons together.
He was spotted in Virginia in June 2022 and looked homeless, with West saying he was between his works, attempting to help his kids.
As per a June 2022 report from TMZ, West had been given and accepted flooring work at a Subaru dealership in Alexandria, Virginia.
Delonte West earned his net worth but tragically almost lost almost everything to his personal issues. Stay tuned to our website to get all the latest updates.