[TMZ] - As we previously reported, the former Cleveland Cavaliers guard has fallen on tough times in recent years ... and was most recently seen holding a sign on the street in Dallas last week.
Sources connected to West's family tell us that Cuban -- who had been trying to reach DW on the phone for days -- finally got in contact with Delonte ... who agreed to meet the Mavs owner on Monday in Dallas.
We're told Cuban took West to a local hotel ... while his family formulates a game plan.
Shit man, there's nothing funny here or anything like that. Just shout out Mark Cuban who saw the pictures of West holding a sign asking for money in Dallas last week and took some action here. He was able to get in touch with West and met him at a gas station to get him to a hotel room. I know when you hear Delonte West, you think of the rumors with LeBron's mom as well as him being a solid NBA player. But this shit is clearly much more serious than all that.
It's crazy to think that Delonte made it the absolute peak of a profession that millions dream of making. He made millions while doing so only for it all to come crashing down. He's been diagnosed as bipolar and clearly that's at least playing a role into this now. It's all so sad to see but hopefully this meeting with Cuban and taking his help will lead to more help. Hopefully he can get the help he needs soon so we all can get back to the LeBron jokes with him. The NBA has been making a priority with mental health, so hopefully more within the league will come out and help since he's not an active player and doesn't have that access anymore.
Man I still remember those St. Joe's teams with him and Jameer Nelson, obviously highlighted by the 30-2 year in 2003-04. One of the more fun backcourts in college hoops in the 2000s.
Shout out Cuban for reaching out and helping a guy who played just one year for him.