I just ran across an article on Antoine Walker that shows that the former Celtic has fallen on some pretty tough times.
The district attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against former NBA all-star Antoine Walker alleging he failed to pay back $822,500 in gambling debts at three Las Vegas casinos.
The complaint charges Walker, 32, who wants to return to the NBA, with three felony counts in passing $1 million in bad checks while taking out the markers at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Resort. By law, gambling debts in Nevada are handled as bad check cases.
According to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Sun, Walker obtained gambling markers by writing 10 separate $100,000 checks with insufficient funds at the casinos from July 27 to Jan. 19.
Wow! How the mighty have fallen. Whenever I think of Antoine these days, I think about how after Antoine won his ring in Miami, he told Pierce that he needed to leave Boston if he ever wanted a ring. Let's see how that worked out.... Walker is scraping the bottom of the barrel after having moved from team to team and getting no playing time in the last couple of stops and he is now unemployed. And, of course, Pierce is sitting pretty in Boston with one ring and on a team that is considered the favorite for another ring this season.
And this isn't the first brush with the law for Walker this year. He was charged with suspected drunken driving in Miami Beach in January. I have seen some people suggest Antoine as a back up for Pierce, but he hasn't played in over a year and is obviously a very troubled individual at this point. He is going to need to catch on with a team to pay off his debts now. I'm surprised that he isn't playing in summer league, trying to catch on with a team. I wish him well, but definitely not with the Celtics.