Woman Under Fire for Laughing While Recording Delonte West Dancing Outside 7-11

by Xara Aziz
Twitter: @DailyLoud

A Dallas woman is facing backlash after she thought it would be appropriate to film former NBA star Delonte West dancing outside of a 7-11.

In the video, the woman is seen walking to her vehicle while recording herself saying “I do not believe in recording people when they are their lowest but Delonte West is at my 7-11,” she says in the video before cutting to the athlete dancing in front of the establishment while she snickers out loud.

She then proceeds to do exactly what she does “not believe in” by not only recording him but posting the video of him online.

Scores of Twitter users began dragging her in the comments for her unapologetic posting.

“’I do not believe in recording people when their at their lowest.’ Then proceeds to do exactly that, but aight,” one user wrote.

“I think it was her laugh that really disappointed me, broke my heart a little to see this human choosing a lesser side instead of an inspirational one… Don’t feed the wrong wolf people,” wrote another.

“We are better than that, we know compassion is the only way in life.”

Meanwhile, others chimed in to express their sympathy for the fallen star who has faced hard times intermittently throughout the years.

“You can’t help those who don’t want to be helped. Cuban tried to get him back right and he fumbled. He’s too far gone at this point.”

“I do remember Mark Cuban helping Delonte West out so he can get right. Man I hate seeing dude like this.”

Born July 26, 1983, West rose to national fame after he chose to leave St. Joseph’s University after his junior year to enter the 2004 NBA draft where he was selected by the Boston Celtics as the 24th pick. He would then go on to play for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks. He also played internationally for the Fujian Xunxing and Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

In 2008, West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he later disputed, but did admit that he suffered from depression from the stress of playing basketball professionally. One year later, he faced legal troubles after he was arrested during a traffic stop. At the time, police found he was carrying a 9mm Beretta pistol in his waistband, a Ruger .357 Magnum revolver strapped to his leg and a Remington 870 shotgun in a guitar case across his back. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to conduct 40 hours of community service.  

Since then, he has been seen in different locations across the country in distraught situations, leading many to believe he was homeless and possibly under the influence of drugs but he has repeatedly sought help to turn his life around.

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