To alleviate some of the collective anxiety linked to Election Day 2020, Mark Cuban treated his 8 million Twitter followers to a promising status update on the condition of former NBA player Delonte West.
He shared a couple of shots of Delonte playing disc golf and kayaking at a Florida rehab facility. "Because we all want something to feel great about today, here is your Delonte West update," Cuban wrote. "It's still an uphill battle, but he is climbing !" You love to see it.
The pair connected in late September after a photo went semi-viral showing the 37-year-old standing outside in the rain near a North Dallas highway and holding a cardboard sign. He's struggled with bipolar disorder, drug abuse, and homelessness for a while.
Several days later, Cuban, who lives in Dallas, made contact with the one-time Mavericks guard and met him at a local gas station. TMZ obtained a Snapchat clip of the two leaving together before heading to a hotel where Delonte was able to get some rest.
"I can just confirm that I found him and helped him," Cuban told The Washington Post. "The rest is up to Delonte and his family to tell."
With encouragement from his mom, Delonte was convinced to enter rehab, which Cuban offered to pay for. The Mavs owner then shared a picture of a smiling Delonte riding a horse.
"Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you, Delonte West," he captioned the tweet. "A long, long , long way to go, but he has taken the first steps and shared these with all of us as a thank you for the love and support."
In an interview with the podcast Pardon My Take, Cuban revealed that Delonte has even gone skydiving. Fans have shown nothing but support every step of the way.