Former NBA Star Looks Unrecognizable in Mugshot After Arrest 

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Fame and fortune can take their toll on those they consume, leaving money and power to get the best of many celebrities. For the case of former NBA player Delonte West, the basketball legend has appeared unrecognizable by fans after a shocking mugshot was released following the former NBA guard’s most recent arrest. In the mugshot photo, West appeared deranged looking, with longer hair than usual, unkempt facial hair, and face abrasions as well as the player seemingly not even being able to fully open his eyes. 

Delonte West was recently arrested in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was not his first run-in with the law. The former NBA superstar, who is now 40, had a warrant out for his arrest for violating the terms of his previous jail release and was also charged with resisting arrest this past Thursday. Before his arrest, West attempted to flee pursuing officers. Once officers were able to get ahold of West, the officials transported West to a nearby hospital where he was immediately administered Narcan, according to TMZ.

After being released from the hospital, Delonte West was held on bond by authorities. That’s when West’s mugshot was released, in which he appeared unrecognizable to his fans. West, who is originally from Washington D.C., has been in trouble with the law in recent years. Since he departed from the NBA following the 2011-2012 season, many fans have been concerned about the ex-players well being. In 2016, West was seen wandering barefoot and starting altercations around Houston and Maryland, prompting many fans to believe that the former player was homeless. In 2016, West’s brother admitted that West was suffering from bipolar disorder. 

In early 2020, West was accused of brandishing a firearm on a man, which even prompted other NBA players to sum up ways to help their former teammate. In 2021, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban helped get West into a Florida rehabilitation center.