Mavs’ Cuban reaches out to help Delonte West

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picked up Delonte West at a Dallas gas station Monday and is attempting to help the homeless former NBA player get his life back on track, Cuban confirmed to ESPN.

Sources close to West told TMZ that his family and friends have been trying to get West to go to a drug rehabilitation facility and that Cuban has offered to pay for his treatment.

Cuban is among several people involved in the NBA who have been attempting to help West, who publicly discussed his diagnosis for bipolar disorder during his NBA career, in recent years. Cuban renewed those efforts after pictures circulated last week of West panhandling at an intersection in Dallas.

West, 37, averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists per game over eight NBA seasons while playing for four franchises. He last played for the Mavericks in 2011-12.

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