Sad day today as Antoine Walker has retired from basketball. 'Toine was in the D-League trying to earn another shot in the NBA with the hope of putting a dent in his financial debt.
Former Boston Celtic Antoine Walker announced his retirement from basketball on Saturday night in the Idaho Stampede locker room following their win against the Bakersfield Jam, according to a team statement.
The 35 year old is expected to make a formal retirement announcement in the coming days. Marc Spears from Yahoo! Sports first reported Walker's retirement.
Walker, a 12-year NBA veteran, joined the Stampede (NBA Development League) last season
and played 87 games for the team. He entered Saturday's game averaging 9.5 points, 4.9
rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game and scored six points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3PG) and four rebounds
in 20 minutes in the win.
Walker had the ability to drive some Celtics fans batty, but two things you couldn't say about 'Toine was that he didn't care or that he didn't love to play basketball. Best of luck to Walker in his post basketball life.
Jesse Dampolo's "Antoine Walker Shimmy Mix" after the jump.
JR 4/08/2012 04:36:00 AM Tweet