Antoine Walker, former NBA player, is over $4 million in the hole and facing charges for felony check fraud:
In 12 years, Antoine Walker made more than $110 million playing professional basketball moderately well. Take away taxes, throw in some Adidas endorsement money and an “NBA Live 99” cover, and he’s left with, what… … $60-to-65 million???
Whatever the details, it was a big chunk of change, which, amazingly, wasn’t enough. During the last several months, the once multi-millionaire athlete has been pursued by multiple financial institutions for unpaid debts. In fact, “Employee No. 8″ owes more than $4 million to his creditors and is facing felony check fraud charges in Las Vegas. All of this at the age of 33. Wild.
Living at the Bishops Forest condominium complex in Waltham during the Celtics season, Walker turned the pavement surrounding his home into a virtual luxury car lot — two Bentleys, two Mercedes, a Range Rover, a Cadillac Escalade, a bright red Hummer. Often, the vehicles were tricked out with custom paint jobs, rims, and sound systems at considerable added expense. He also collected top-line watches — Rolexes and diamond-encrusted Cartiers.”
“[Walker] liked to move in 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 mother, he built her a mansion in the Chicago suburbs, complete with an indoor pool, 10 bathrooms, and a full-size basketball court.
This guy was paid his 100 million and can’t afford all that mess. Imagine these rappers running around with diamonds in their teeth and on Cribs making a million or two. SMH