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Should LeBron James Help Ex-NBA Star Delonte West …Again?

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A very disturbing video of former NBA player Delonte West is making its rounds on social media.

In the video, West was seen being assaulted in the middle of a PG County, Maryland road. While his attacker delivered harsh blows to his body (including several stomps to the head) driving witnesses did little to stop it.

*WARNING: This Video Is Extremely Graphic*

According to TMZ, Delonte may have been the aggressor in the fight. He had allegedly hit his attacker over the head with a glass bottle sending the man into a serious rage.

A second video, which was filmed by a responding officer, shows the former ball player shirtless and sitting on a curb in handcuffs while ranting. The officer who allegedly recorded the video has since been suspended.

While swift action was taken against the officer, many are calling for the same energy from the NBA and his former teammates in terms of helping… including LeBron James.

We do know that the Lakers were made aware of the video but here’s where things get a little messy…

 

Although, James may possess the very resources to help out his former teammate, we’re not sure if he’ll want to. For those who don’t know, it’s been alleged for years that West was sleeping with Lebron’s mother which was rumored to be the reason why he left Cleveland for Miami. Yes the tea is hot but we’re not sure how true the allegations are since no one has openly admitted it.

In LeBron defense, Delonte even went on record to say his ex teammate saved his life once. Back in 2009 during his short time on the Cavaliers, West was charged with two counts of carrying a handgun in Maryland after he was caught speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a shotgun. Here’s how he said LeBron stepped up for him in his time of need.

“He sat with me in the locker room for like an hour and was rapping it up with me by giving me words of encouragement, “West said. “Keep in mind, practice was still going on. He left practice and sat with me for a while, just keeping me company. He later walked me down the stairs and said, ‘D, I don’t know where you’re going or what you’re about to do, but I’ll be right here when you get back.’

West continues, “My spirits were so high at that point. I don’t know what would have happened had I left in the condition I was in prior. It’s a testament to the type of person he is.”

He also says other teammates stepped in for him as well.

“Man, LeBron and Randy just fellowshipped with me and then the next thing I knew, here comes [teammate] Lorenzen Wright before, rest in peace. He came out there and grabbed me, picked me up, bear hugging me. He hugged me for like five minutes. He literally had me up and they walked me up to the plane. Lorenzen read me Bible scriptures the whole plane ride. That team was a family and LeBron was a big reason why.”

As for now, it’s reported that the NBA, as well as several former teammates and others are offering to step in and help. Former teammates like Jameer Nelson and Phil Martelli also share some words on the incident.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen West in compromising situations and it won’t be the last if he doesn’t get the help he needs soon. The question is, should LeBron help?

 

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