Antoine Walker is an American basketball player who has played in the NBA. Antoine is famous for featuring on the news headlines many times due to several controversies. The power forward is one of the best players Illinois has produced and without further delay let us have a brief look at the life, career, and net worth of Antoine Walker in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Antoine Walker was born on August 12 1976 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dennis Seats and Diane Walker. Antoine completed his schooling at the Mount Carmel High School in Chicago. He played along with NFL player Donovan McNabb and earned an all-state senior status. Antoine got a full scholarship to play for the University of Kentucky under Rick Pitino. Antoine was named as the Most Valuable Player at the Southeastern Conference tournament representing Kentucky.
Walker has got into many controversies and has been charged many times for his offenses. In January 2009, he was arrested for driving under the influence and in July the same year he was arrested for writing bad checks at 3 Las Vegas casinos. Antoine Walker was in a relationship with Evelyn Lozada for ten years from 1998 to 2008. The couple got engaged, but they did not get married.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Boston Celtics picked Antoine in the 1996 NBA draft and went on to feature in the 1996-97 season All-rookie First Team. After two bad seasons, Walker reunited with Rick Pitino and scored his career-best 49 points against Washington Wizards. Walker played for Celtics for seven years from 1997-2003.
In 2003, Walker was drafted to Dallas Mavericks but was not a regular starter. He was then sold to Atlanta Hawks in 2004, who sold him back to Boston Celtics. In August 2005, Antoine was drafted to Miami Heat where he was used mostly as a substitute. He later became a regular starter at the end of the season and emerged as their star player of the season as they won the NBA finals in 2006.
Antoine then went on to play for Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007 and later was traded to Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. He left NBA and played for Guaynabo Mets, a Puerto Rican Basketball team in February 2010 and was bought by Idaho Stampede in December 2010. After two years tenure with the Idaho Stampede Walker announced retirement from basketball in April 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
Though he managed to earn a huge fortune through his professional basketball career, he was filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in May 2010. He has $4.3 million worth assets and debts of $12.7 million. His $2.3 million Miami home and other three properties were listed for sale, and even his championship ring was sold to repay his debts. He is said to have earned around $108 million from his NBA salaries but failed to have a strong hold on it. His current net worth is $1 million.
Having earned more than $100 million, Antoine still went bankrupt, which shows that he has entertained a lavish lifestyle. But one has every right to live their life in their own desired style which no one can comment as everything in life is an experience that constantly alters the individual.