CNN could not independently verify the photo.
Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks were not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNN about attempts by CNN to reach out to the West’s family so far.
Travel to the West – including bizarre behavior, financial hardship, walking with the law in 2009 and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 2008 that was later questioned by the West – has been well documented since joining the NBA in 2004.
After a stellar junior season, in which he beat St. Joseph Hawks to a 30-2 record and a run-scoring run in the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the Boston Celtics picked up the West late in the first round of the NBA Draft.
Three passengers became tourists in West Boston taking the sea of court for the Sistle Supersonics, the Cleveland Cavaliers, again the Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks.
After his 2011-12 season with the MVs, West spent time in the NBA G League and professional leagues in China and Venezuela.