Disturbing video shows ex-NBA player Delonte West, 36, being pummeled on a highway before rambling

  • Troubled former NBA player Delonte West is the apparent victim of a vicious assault on a Washington D.C. highway, as seen in a pair of videos on social media
  • West, who revealed in 2008 that he suffers from bipolar disorder, is not seen fighting back but is instead being pummeled by a man wearing a leather jacket 
  • A row of cars can be seen lining up behind the fracas, but nobody intervenes 
  • The first video ends with the unidentified victim laying in a heap along the side of the road. The second video reveals that victim to be West, who is seen rambling
  • West’s Saint Joseph’s teammate, ex-NBA star Jameer Nelson, and their former coach Phil Martelli expressed concern for his mental health on Twitter
  • West is best known for playing on a St. Joe’s team that went 27-0 in the 2004 regular season. Later he was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by Boston
  • He also started alongside LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers 

Troubled former NBA player Delonte West was viciously beaten by an unidentified assailant on a Washington D.C. highway, and now his former teammates and coaches are desperately seeking help over concern for his mental health.

In a pair of disturbing videos that emerged on social media Monday evening, West is seen being pummeled on a traffic-packed highway by a man in a leather jacket before unleashing an unintelligible rant to onlookers in the aftermath of the attack. 

West, who previously revealed that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington native appears to be incapacitated as his assailant stomps on his motionless body.    

Troubled former NBA player Delonte West is the apparent victim of vicious assault on a Washington D.C. highway that left him rambling incoherently to onlookers following the attack
A row of cars can be seen lining up behind the fracas in front of an overpass bearing an exit sign for Maryland state route 210. Bystanders do not appear to intervene at any point.
West, who revealed he suffers from bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington native appears to be incapacitated as his assailant stomps and pummels his motionless body

In a pair of disturbing videos that emerged on social media, West is seen being beaten on a traffic-packed highway by a man in a leather jacket. West, who revealed he suffers from bipolar disorder in 2008, is not seen fighting back. Rather, the 6-foot-4 Washington native appears to be incapacitated as his assailant stomps and pummels his motionless body. A row of cars can be seen lining up behind the fracas in front of an overpass bearing an exit sign for Maryland state route 210. Bystanders do not appear to intervene at any point

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