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Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 3:38 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverantoine-walker-sad

Employee No. 8 has been asked to clean out his desk and turn in his badge, at least for now.

The D-League's Idaho Stampede announced on Wednesday that former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker did not make the team's final 10-man roster cut and has been waived. The team's press release cited "personal reasons" for the decision and noted that the Stampede still hold Walker's D-League rights.

Walker's release comes roughly one year after Walker made the decision to mount his NBA comeback in the American minor league. In 43 games during the 2010-2011 season, Walker averaged 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Stampede.

Walker, a notorious high-roller as a player, earned more than $108 million in NBA salary yet was forced to plead guilty to writing bad checks after accruing more than $750,000 dollars in Las Vegas gambling debts.

On Monday, RidiculousUpside.com reported that Walker had not yet reported to the Stampede and had plans to host parties in Chicago when the Stampede was scheduled to play the Dakota Wizards in North Dakota. The site reports that Walker may join the Stampede later this season.

Walker, 35, last played in the NBA during the 2007-2008 season.  A three-time All-Star and a member of the 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat, he retired with career averages of 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. His 12-year NBA career included stops with the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Has anyone herd more about 'Twan and his financial woes. Maybe the Celts should sign him this year at the league minimum. They need more depth and 'Twan needs the cash. Just a thought.

Pat Gray



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 2:27 pm
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

He's one hellva guy and very good with money.



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:07 am
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

"Twan is a good man!

Pat Gray
Cavendish. Vermont



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:13 am
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Just because people don't "know how to hold onto it" doesn't mean we shouldn't make fun of them! Anyone who earns over $100 million and ends up broke is so stupid that they deserve to live in a cardboard box. Give me a break!



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:09 am
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Antoine is a good man. He only spent a few bucks here and there. Heck, he's no Kevin Youkilis, that's for sure. Tehn again, he aint no Terry Franconia either. At leats they got that bum out of Boston. The Celtics need to bring back Shaq and Rick Robey!



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:36 pm
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

That's a good point, but there's a difference between spending all of your money and gambling it down the drain.  Those without the riches who spend their last dimes at the casino are referred to as morons.  I consider myself a Walker fan for what he provided the Celtics during desparate times, but let's face it... he's an idiot.  Spending $750,000 that he apparently didn't have is insanity.  Perhaps he has a "disease," but I'm not in favor of comparing someone with a self-induced addiction with someone undergoing chemo or radiation therapy.  I think he's just plain stupid.



Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:30 am
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

So you work at Walmart do you?  I find it hard to believe they would keep you on for long with your attitude.  Yeah Walker lost it when he made all that cash.  Lots of people do.  Heck a local guy won the lottery and got over $400 million and he spent it all in 3 years and filed bankruptcy.  Don't be so sure it wouldn't happen to you.  I knew a very good pitcher for the Yankees and he spent all his money on bad investments in a short time.  People who don't have money rarely know how to hold onto it because they have spent all their lives learning how to get it, not keep it.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Wah!  Wah!  Aww poor baby.  Looks so sad.  Maybe he'll have to get a real job like the rest of us.  See ya at Walmart, Antoine. 

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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:58 am
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Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Antoine Walker waived by D-League team

Wah!  Wah!  Aww poor baby.  Looks so sad.  Maybe he'll have to get a real job like the rest of us.  See ya at Walmart, Antoine.


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