Antoine Walker, a former NBA Boston Celtics star, is in deep debt and has been under pursuit of multiple financial institutions recently- and now, even Sin City has caught up with the wayward dribbler.
Reportedly, in 12 years, 33-year-old Walker made more than $110 million by playing professional basketball just so-so. Taking away taxes, throwing in some aid as endorsement money and a “NBA Live 99” cover, he should be left with around $60 million.
But all that loot has apparently vanished. During the last several months, the once multi-millionaire athlete has been pursued by multiple financial institutions for unpaid debts.
Now, Walker owes more than $4 million dollars to his creditors and is facing felony check fraud charges for allegedly writing $1 million in bad checks in Las Vegas. Talk about a major foul out!
Does he need counseling from the reformed and outspoken NBA player Charles Barkley?
How could that amount of money dissipate? Well, Walker lived large- really large. He always rolled with an outsized entourage. His mother estimates that, during his playing days, he was supporting 70 friends and family members in one way or another.
And speaking of his good ol’ mom: he built her a mansion in the Chicago suburbs, complete with an indoor pool, 10 bathrooms, and a full-size basketball court– hopefully, it allows her wheelchair access and includes a trainer.