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Delonte West comes out for Big3 tryouts, earns spot in combine

Delonte West a current d league basketball player with the Texas Legends

Frisco, TX- April 1: Texas Legends basketball player Delonte West dribbles a basketball in a sitting position while watching a pregame dance routine performed by local children at the Dr. Pepper Arena on April 1, 2015 in Frisco, Texas. West has had an interesting career path in the NBA and is currently rehabbing a wrist injury on his left arm. West is currently on the Frisco, Texas D-League team and hopes to again play on an NBA team. (Photo by Michael Mulvey for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Delonte West, who has been out of the NBA for a decade, is trying to make a comeback as a professional basketball player through the Big3.

The growing 3-on-3 league is in the midst of a series of open tryouts, Saturday they were in Washington D.C., and West came out.

West was one of a handful of players from the tryout to get an invite to the Big3 pre-draft Combine on May 14 in Las Vegas. After that comes the Big3 Draft later in the month.

West had struggled with drug addiction and bipolar disorder both during his career and in recent years. In 2020 a disturbing video of West being attacked and beaten on a Washington D.C. street became public. That was soon followed by a second video showing West handcuffed and apparently talking to the police (or waiting to talk to them), where West accused another man of pulling a gun on him. In the wake of that, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reached out to West to get him needed help.

Things have gone well enough for West to work out in Maryland, preparing for this comeback.

And that comeback took a big step forward on Saturday.