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Antoine Walker
Antoine Walker
Position: None
Born: 08/12/76
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Antoine Walker had everything. He won the NCAA Championship at UK in 1996. Then his dreams came true while playing in the NBA where he was a big star and won an NBA Championship. Of course with success comes many problems. You play over 80 games a year in the NBA and don’t like to wear the same suit twice. Spending $300,000 a year in clothing? No big deal. Taking care of family members and friends? No big deal. Saying no was a big deal. He couldn’t do it. “Ah, that played a huge problem, I think in my life not being able to say ‘No,'” says Walker. “And I didn’t hold friends, family accountable enough. I think sometimes when you are with friends and family you want the best for them, you have to hold them accountable. I never did that.”
But now, after finally getting his finances in order — Walker says he’s “more confident” about sharing his story … so that other pro athletes don’t make the same mistakes he did. “I got robbed twice (at gunpoint) and my home was burglarized in 1999 … as a result of having lots of money and some bad people around me,” Walker says. The 38-year-old says he’s written a book about his financial debacle — and also signed off on a documentary about his life called, “My Road to Redemption” — because he believes that telling his story is something he “needed to do.” “If I can help bring down the number of athletes and entertainers who go broke … then I feel I’m doing something to help the cause.”
Does it hurt to find out who your friends aren’t? Walker: It hurts because I’m for the most part genuine. I consider myself to be a loyal person, especially when it comes to a friend. I look at friendship as a very serious thing, so yes, it hurt. A lot of close friends of mine, a lot of people in the documentary, I’ve questioned them at times. Just the fact of being pure as far as, like, a casual phone call. Because when I was in the league, the phone calls came every day, every other day, all of the time. You know, “What we doing? We kicking it?” and that’s disheartening sometimes, but those are the things you have to deal with as an individual and as a person when you look at yourself in the mirror and say, “God damn, ain’t nobody true.”