The buzz in the sports world today is centered around former Celtics star Antoine Walker who had it all and then lost it.
But before I bore you with the details of a fool and his money, loyal reader Markisha alerted us to the fact that Angels player Torii Hunter (pictured right) takes his child support responsibilities very seriously. She said when Hunter found out they didn’t take the over $4,500 dollar a month child support out of his paycheck, he called the child support office to find out why.
Now back to Walker…
According to Yahoo news, in 12 years, Antoine Walker, 33, made more than $110 million playing in the NBA. He spent his money recklessly and lived lavishly high on the hog until one day he woke up broke and owing creditors more than $4 million and faces felony check fraud charges in Las Vegas.
Only a few people who don’t understand the wasteful, fast life these ballers lead are asking how he fell so far from grace.
According to the Boston Globe, Walker’s own mother says he supported an entourage of 70 people including family members who relied on him to pay their bills.
Those people are all gone now. Don’t you chuckle at these rappers who also surround themselves with deadbeat hard legs?
Speaking of Walker’s mom, she once luxuriated in a mansion in the Chicago suburbs that her son built her, complete with an indoor pool, 10 bathrooms, and a full-size basketball court.
Walker lived in a posh condominium in Waltham during the Celtics season. He once owned “two Bentleys, two Mercedes, a Range Rover, a Cadillac Escalade, a bright red Hummer, all tricked out with custom paint jobs, rims, and sound systems at considerable added expense. He also collected top-line watches — Rolexes and diamond-encrusted Cartiers.”
When he wasn’t spending lavishly on himself, he was dropping stacks at the local strip clubs and entertaining his team members and their tricks at star-studded parties a his crib.
All that is over now. Walker’s creditors want their money and they’ve taken him to court to get it. This should teach other wannabe ballers to watch how they spend their loot carelessly. But it won’t — and I’ll be writing about them real soon!