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Tribe
03-09-2010, 09:04 PM
The last we heard from Antoine Walker(notes), he was in massive debt — $4 million, massive. Since then, not much.

He hasn't played in an NBA game in more than two years, and the last transaction involving the former Celtic star was a buyout after not playing a minute for the Memphis Grizzlies.

But according to Peter May's Yahoo! Sports report, Walker is playing professional basketball again. Kind of.

According to reports coming out of the island, Walker's deal with the Guaynabo Mets is for one month, guaranteed, as they want to see what kind of shape he's in. He is reportedly being paid $7,000 a week. Another former NBA player, Marcus Fizer, also joined the Mets at the same time. They started the season 4-0 according to the standings posted on Latinbasket.com.


Walker at least has a profile on LatinBasket, so there's something happening there. However, there's no stats or really anything except a headshot. Very strange.

According to May's report, Walker tried to land a deal in the Chinese Basketball Association, new home of Stephon Marbury(notes). With their inflated statistics and hefty paychecks, the CBA would have been a perfect fit for 'Toine. But it wasn't meant to be.

Instead, Walker's working as a hired gun where he'll have to prove that he's in basketball condition, which has never been the big guy's specialty. He'll have to prove something, as a month of playing basketball for $7,000 a week will leave him, oh, just $3.95 million short of repaying his debts. Furthermore, Walker still has a DUI case against him, and is still awaiting trial for his arrest for writing bad checks at casinos.

Let's just hope 'Toine can revive the shimmy in Puerto Rico. Then, maybe, he can turn his life around. I think that's how the song goes.

Yahoo! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Antoine-Walker-shimmied-his-way-to-Puerto-Rico?urn=nba,226915)

ko8e24
03-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Antoine Walker = Done

AI4MVP
03-09-2010, 09:10 PM
antoine walker used to be pretty damn goood.

td0tsfinest
03-09-2010, 09:29 PM
I thought this was a joke like when MJ jokes about coming back.

He's actually serious.

Strumpy
03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwsbJa9QyKo
Shimmy!

masalex1205
03-09-2010, 09:36 PM
blah

Tribe
03-09-2010, 09:36 PM
odds on him being a Celtic??? lol

HeatBBall
03-09-2010, 09:36 PM
I can't stand Walker.. he runs down court like a woman tippy toeing.. wtf dribbles the ball to his chest area on the norm.. and chucks up more air ball three's than anyone in the league.

NickyNick
03-09-2010, 09:56 PM
I can't stand Walker.. he runs down court like a woman tippy toeing.. wtf dribbles the ball to his chest area on the norm.. and chucks up more air ball three's than anyone in the league.

calm down child, its gunna be ok

Trouble87
03-09-2010, 10:00 PM
if he can get back in shape im sure a NBA team will pick him up

he was a pretty good shooter at one point

AIsixersFK
03-09-2010, 10:14 PM
I remember when he was in the 3pt contest and the commentators thought he was the favorite to win and then he just started bricking. Their comments during and afterwards were priceless.

TheWatcher34
03-09-2010, 10:22 PM
The last we heard from Antoine Walker(notes), he was in massive debt $4 million, massive. Since then, not much.

He hasn't played in an NBA game in more than two years, and the last transaction involving the former Celtic star was a buyout after not playing a minute for the Memphis Grizzlies.

But according to Peter May's Yahoo! Sports report, Walker is playing professional basketball again. Kind of.

According to reports coming out of the island, Walker's deal with the Guaynabo Mets is for one month, guaranteed, as they want to see what kind of shape he's in. He is reportedly being paid $7,000 a week. Another former NBA player, Marcus Fizer, also joined the Mets at the same time. They started the season 4-0 according to the standings posted on Latinbasket.com.


Walker at least has a profile on LatinBasket, so there's something happening there. However, there's no stats or really anything except a headshot. Very strange.

According to May's report, Walker tried to land a deal in the Chinese Basketball Association, new home of Stephon Marbury(notes). With their inflated statistics and hefty paychecks, the CBA would have been a perfect fit for 'Toine. But it wasn't meant to be.

Instead, Walker's working as a hired gun where he'll have to prove that he's in basketball condition, which has never been the big guy's specialty. He'll have to prove something, as a month of playing basketball for $7,000 a week will leave him, oh, just $3.95 million short of repaying his debts. Furthermore, Walker still has a DUI case against him, and is still awaiting trial for his arrest for writing bad checks at casinos.

Let's just hope 'Toine can revive the shimmy in Puerto Rico. Then, maybe, he can turn his life around. I think that's how the song goes.

Yahoo! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Antoine-Walker-shimmied-his-way-to-Puerto-Rico?urn=nba,226915)

:facepalm:

Kakaroach
03-09-2010, 10:24 PM
Eh I don't see it happening. I mean he can contribute but by the time it will take him to get back in shape and with how old he is, I just don't see it happening.

Gibby23
03-09-2010, 10:32 PM
The last we heard from Antoine Walker(notes), he was in massive debt $4 million, massive. Since then, not much.

He hasn't played in an NBA game in more than two years, and the last transaction involving the former Celtic star was a buyout after not playing a minute for the Memphis Grizzlies.

But according to Peter May's Yahoo! Sports report, Walker is playing professional basketball again. Kind of.

According to reports coming out of the island, Walker's deal with the Guaynabo Mets is for one month, guaranteed, as they want to see what kind of shape he's in. He is reportedly being paid $7,000 a week. Another former NBA player, Marcus Fizer, also joined the Mets at the same time. They started the season 4-0 according to the standings posted on Latinbasket.com.


Walker at least has a profile on LatinBasket, so there's something happening there. However, there's no stats or really anything except a headshot. Very strange.

According to May's report, Walker tried to land a deal in the Chinese Basketball Association, new home of Stephon Marbury(notes). With their inflated statistics and hefty paychecks, the CBA would have been a perfect fit for 'Toine. But it wasn't meant to be.

Instead, Walker's working as a hired gun where he'll have to prove that he's in basketball condition, which has never been the big guy's specialty. He'll have to prove something, as a month of playing basketball for $7,000 a week will leave him, oh, just $3.95 million short of repaying his debts. Furthermore, Walker still has a DUI case against him, and is still awaiting trial for his arrest for writing bad checks at casinos.

Let's just hope 'Toine can revive the shimmy in Puerto Rico. Then, maybe, he can turn his life around. I think that's how the song goes.

Yahoo! (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Antoine-Walker-shimmied-his-way-to-Puerto-Rico?urn=nba,226915)

That is still good money. $28,000 a month for 3or 4month of playing. He will make about $122,000 in that amount of time. I know it's not NBA money, but still more than a bunch of regular people.

RadiantShot
03-09-2010, 10:33 PM
Haha, I always liked Walker. Not sure why. Good days of playing NBA Live 2003 I guess.

avon_barksdale
03-09-2010, 10:35 PM
Give it up toine

Gibby23
03-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Give it up toine

Nice user name. Didn't want to go with Prop Joe or Marlo, huh?

JermanJaysFan
03-09-2010, 10:39 PM
I remember when he was in the 3pt contest and the commentators thought he was the favorite to win and then he just started bricking. Their comments during and afterwards were priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqD_PLniOMM


It starts at about 2 minutes in. Hilarious!

RadiantShot
03-09-2010, 10:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqD_PLniOMM


It starts at about 2 minutes in. Hilarious!

:facepalm:
The first and last racks were unbearable.

Fool
03-09-2010, 10:43 PM
I think what he really means is that he's attempting to get up off the couch...

Romo2Bryant
03-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Celtics will sign him.

GCOOKIE7
03-09-2010, 11:28 PM
Nice user name. Didn't want to go with Prop Joe or Marlo, huh?

Avon was pretty G.

At least he didn't go with Omar or Snoop. They're G too but you know...



Anyway nobody better take Jimmy McNulty

JasonJohnHorn
03-09-2010, 11:50 PM
The guy turns 34 this year. I'm not saying he is in game shape, but seriously, there is not reason outside of injury that this guy shouldn't have been in the league the last couple years.

He was a great go-to guy in Boston and made a deep playoff run with Pierce, and then when he got on a deep Miami squad, he really made the change mentally to contribute, taking charges, working the boards, doing the little things and not hogging the ball and it paid off. After his time in Miami though he seems to have just dropped off the map. There should be no reason that this guy shouldn't be able to play into his mid-late 30's, especially since he is a front court player. Guys like Wallace and McDeyss have played into their late 30's effectively and I've thought it was odd that Walker was out of the league and not picked up by anybody at 32 years old when he should really still be playing at the tale end of his prime. Lots of power forwards have played past 32 and still posting all-star numbers.

Walker is a curious case.

Hawkeye15
03-10-2010, 12:23 AM
isnt he still playing in Boston? Oh wait, thats Rasheed Wallace.

Meth
03-10-2010, 12:42 AM
He's broke.. man needs his money.

Hopefully, he should get a 4 year $1mil

MU and UW Fan
03-10-2010, 03:05 AM
if he can get back in shape im sure a NBA team will pick him up

he was a pretty good shooter at one point

No he will never be in NBA ever again. He's was fat and out of shape during his last few years in the league. what do you think he's like now. guy is such a big ***** who acts like a woman.

C_Mund
03-10-2010, 04:42 PM
I respect the fact that he was a triple-double threat, but I never really liked any aspect of his game. He was a stat-stuffer that couldn't defer to the better player in Pierce

MJ-BULLS
03-10-2010, 06:37 PM
wait. Didn't he tried to make a comeback, I believe last year and didn't make it for an NBA team.