The six foot four former NBA player, Delonte West, was recently seen wandering a Jack In The Box parking lot in Houston, wearing a hospital gown and no shoes.
West made more than $16 million in salary during his eight seasons with the league. He played for five different teams during this time. A 2015 article in the Washington Post, describes his fall and rise through the NBA.
West was diagnosed as being bipolar in 2008, and left the league in 2012 - yet, many wonder where was the NBA or NBAPA in all this? What treatment was made available when he was playing after 2008?
This serves as a stark reminder that mental illness can affect anyone, and you are NOT alone.