How much is Delonte West worth now?
|Net Worth:||$1 Thousand|
|Profession:||Professional Basketball Player|
|Date of Birth:||July 26, 1983|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Delonte West
Delonte West is a former professional basketball player who played 9 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 4 different teams, the Boston Celtics, Seattle Sonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Mavericks.
West’s most successful season was the 2008-2009 season when he averaged 11.7 points, 3.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and shot nearly 40% on 3pt field goals. He was a part of 5 different playoff appearances during his career, most notably the 2008-2009 Cleveland Cavaliers who made the eastern conference finals before losing to the Orlando Magic.
Before his NBA career, Delonte West played college basketball for St. Joseph’s University along with another former NBA player, Jameer Nelson. During the 2003-2004 collegiate season, West and Nelson combined to average nearly 40 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds, and 4.5 steals per game, a staggering combination that electrified college basketball. West and Nelson helped lead St. Joseph’s to an impressive 30-2 record, falling just short of an appearance in the final four when they lost to Oklahoma State in the regional final.
Delonte West has a net worth of only $1 thousand dollars, as of 2021. Which is remarkable because he earned over $14 million dollars during his NBA career.
Why is he so famous?
Delonte West is famous primarily for his role on the 2003-2004 St. Joseph’s men’s college basketball team, his role contributing alongside Lebron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers during 3 different playoff runs, and for being featured on a TMZ video where he was shown being beaten up and then handcuffed.
West was a major part of one of most successful St. Joseph’s men’s basketball teams in history, averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.7 steals, all while shooting an impressive 51% from the field and 89% from the free-throw line. St. Joseph’s 30-2 record was the best in the history of the school which spans over a century, and their appearance in the regional final of the NCAA tournament was their longest tournament run in over two decades.
West also excelled playing alongside Lebron James for 3 consecutive seasons, all of which resulted in successful playoff appearances. Because Lebron James dominates possession of the basketball for a large percentage of a team’s possession, teams must have good outside shooters to place around him who can hit open jump shots. West fit this mold perfectly, shooting nearly 38% from 3 point range during his time with the Cavaliers.
The high point of his career came during 14 playoff games with the Cavaliers in the 2008-2009 postseason when West averaged nearly 14 points a game functioning as a reliable outside shooter for Lebron James during many high-pressure situations. Most recently, in January 2020, West was featured in a disturbing TMZ video where he was shown being assaulted by another individual and later handcuffed by police.
How Did Delonte West Originally Get Rich?
While many professional athletes amass their fortune with a combination of contracts, endorsements, and investments, West earned most of his money almost exclusively from the contracts he signed with 4 different teams during his career. He earned just over $16 million during his 9-year career, most of which came from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The most money that Delonte West made during a single season from his player contracts was $4.25 million with the Cavaliers during the 2009-2010 season.
What Made Him So Successful?
Delonte West was so successful because of his ability to play alongside elite, ball-dominant players, both in college and the NBA. Although he was one of the best college basketball players during the 2003-2004 season at St. Joseph’s, West played off the ball and let Jameer Nelson handle the ball the majority of the time. West further excelled at this role while playing with Lebron James for 3 seasons, functioning as one of the most reliable shooters that Lebron James could rely on from 2008 to 2010.
Delonte West was a former professional basketball player that played for 9 seasons for 4 different teams in the NBA. Before his NBA career, West enjoyed large amounts of success at the collegiate level, helping lead St. Joseph’s to their best regular-season record in school history in 2003-2004. He was able to amass a fortune of just over $16 million as a professional, learning to excel alongside Lebron James for 3 different playoff runs. He has recently suffered personal adversity, being shown on a TMZ video being beaten up and later handcuffed in January 2020.