One of my favorite Celtics to watch play, Antoine Walker, a man who made $110 million in 13 NBA seasons, filed for bankruptcy on Friday. It was very disappointing to hear, for me at least. Walker was a great shooter, and was the image for the C's along with Paul Pierce from the late 90's to early 00's.

'Toine lists $12.7 million in liabilities, while claiming only $4.2 million in assets. Included in that total is his 6,000 NBA championship ring he earned with the Heat in '06. Like Allen Iverson, Walker enjoyed living the superstar life. He gambled excessively, and payed over $5,000 a month for clothing, training, car payments, recreation, and housekeeping. The former-Celtic is asking to keep his home in Miami, valued at $2.34 million and his Range Rover, valued at $54,000.

So far in this article, I have referred to Antoine's playing history in the past tense, but his days on the hardwood may not be done. With the financial debt he's faced with, making a comeback to the NBA may be his only chance to get out of the red. Walker is rumored to be training with his college coach from Kentucky, Rick Pitino. When asked about potential comeback, Antoine said he has only "one shot" to make it back into the league.

Stephen Bailey 5/30/2010 07:25:00 PM Edit
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  1. tb727 says:

    Antoine always seemed to have a big heart and I'm sure helped out a ton of "friends" along the way whom have all since vanished.

    It'd be nice if he can make it back in the league for a couple more seasons. The hell with Rick Pitino, he should work with Tim Grover or whoever Robert Horry worked with.

  2. he has a $250,000,000 house in miami? and he wants to keep it?
    please tell me this is a typo.

  3. Bohemian says:

    Antoine would only have a chance to come back with a coach that trusts players with difficult past. Toine's problem was that he didn't take care of his body and that made him be unable to continue in the league. I can only think of coaches like Larry Brown or Doc Rivers as people who give a chance to players that nobody else trusts anymore.

    I always loved Antoine's style but he should have been better coached. At the end he played bad D, shot 10 three pointers and really became a ghost of what he had once been.

    Concerning his money...I still can't believe how rich people can lose all that money. In the end, money makes you poor I guess

  4. Anonymous says:

    According to the bankruptcy filing, Walker owned a $2.34 million dollar home in Miami.

  5. Yup, not a typo lol. It is entirely ridiculous.

  6. Anonymous says:

    It was a typo! $2.34 million not $250,000,000.

  7. My apologies, you are correct.

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