In another sad case of a former millionaire gone broke Antoine Walker, former boyfriend of Basketball “wife” Evelyn Lozada, is “taking his talents” to…..Boise, Idaho?!?!?! In a move that will ultimately give Walker stable (hopefully) employment, he has been relegated to playing for the Boise Stampede, a team that is part of the NBA’s developmental league (D-League).
ESPN reported today that Walker — who failed to walk on to good friend (ahem) Michael Jordan’s Bobcats in September — will take his debt to Boise, Idaho once he passes the league’s mandatory background check. Of course, Walker’s financial troubles are well-known. His bankruptcy claims $12.7 million in liabilities and $4.3 million in assets, including his 2006 NBA championship ring, which he won with the Miami Heat. This month, his trial on felony bad check charges was moved to May 2011.
Walker signed with the Celtics for $71 million in 1999. He can earn a maximum salary of $25,000 with the Stampede. May Danny Ainge take mercy on him.
Maaaaan listen, this is downright pitifull. We will never understand how athletes, actors, and musicians continuously go broke after being blessed to earn such an amazing salary. 71 million?!?!? GTFOH, Evelyn, girl, you made a better play getting with Chad Ochocinco than this loser ever made in his whole NBA career. That’s what Jim Jones would refer to as “BAAAAAAALLINNNNNN!!!”
Just as a footnote…how the hell is this man gonna pay back the almost 10 million dollars that he owes making 25 grand a year. We know people who salt fries at McDonald’s making more than that…chile please!