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Mark Cuban on Delonte West: ‘It’s still an uphill battle, but he’s climbing’

"We all want something to feel great about today."

Former Celtics guard Delonte West is making progress in rehab. Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

Mark Cuban shared Tuesday that former Celtics guard Delonte West is making strides at a rehabilitation center.

“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 !”

Kendrick Perkins replied “Yes sir,” with an emoji, and several others expressed their support as well.

When someone asked Cuban, “What about those everyday struggling Americans?” not just one who made millions during his career, Cuban said he posted the update because West wants fans to know he’s making progress, among other reasons.

Cuban’s concern stems from the fact that West has been spotted roaming the streets and was identified as homeless.

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Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported in late September that Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, reached out to West’s mother, Delphina Addison, and asked how he could help. Addison told him to find her son, and once he did, they checked him into a rehab center.

In early October, Cuban posted a photo of West riding a horse, noting that West had taken “the first steps” toward restoring his health.

West, who played with the Celtics from 2004-2007 and again during the 2010-2011 season, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008.

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