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Antoine Devon Walker was born on 12th August 1976, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He is a retired professional basketball player, who played in the position of power forward in various NBA teams from 1996 to 2009. No wonder that the main source of his net worth is basketball.
How rich is this player? Reportedly, Antoine Walker’s net worth is as much as $1 million, though he earned more than $108 million between 1996 and 2009. Antoine himself had admitted to losing around $110 million, the major problem causing him to lose money has been gambling, though it is sometimes difficult to understand how anyone can blow away such a fortune. In 2007, Antoine filed for bankruptcy as his assets at that time were equal to $4.3 million, whereas his debts – $12.7 million. At that time he owned a Miami home valued $2.3 million though it was mortgaged, and three pieces of real estate in Chicago one valued for approximately $1.4 million. His friend, professional basketball player Nazr Mohammed, even paid one half of the fee for the bankruptcy attorney, and Antoine Walker sold his championship ring. Fortunately, it was reported that Walker doesn’t have any debts by the end of 2013.
Antoine Walker Net Worth $1 Million
To start from the very beginning, Antoine was interested in basketball from a very young age, playing while studying at Mount Carmel High School. Then he received a full scholarship to study at the University of Kentucky, where he played under the guidance of well known coach Rick Pitino. His playing was so good that he was named to All-SEC First, All-NCAA Regional Teams and the All-SEC Tournament, which promised him a successful future in basketball.
Subsequently, Antoine Walker was selected 6th overall in the first round of the 1996 NBA by the Boston Celtics team, who he played for until 2003. Then, he was been traded from one team to another, playing for the Dallas Mavericks (2003 – 2004), Atlanta Hawks (2004 – 2005), Boston Celtics (2005), Miami Heat (2005 – 2007) and Minnesota Timberwolves (2007 – 2008). During the peak of his career, he played just a bit more than 20 minutes per game, managing to score about 40 points. His fantastic playing led him and the teams he played for to many victories, as he was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team (1997). NBA All-Star three times (1998, 2002 and 2003), and won an NBA championship (2006). These acheivements not only added fame and popularity to the player, but also increased the net worth of Antoine Walker, too. In the twilight of his career, it should be mentioned that Walker played for The Mets de Guaynabo team (Puerto Rico) on the BSN professional basketball league in 2010. Antoine ended his career playing for Idaho Stampede team in the NBA Development League.
Finally, Walker has never been married though he was in a ten-year relationship with reality television star Evelyn Lozada, including being engaged but calling it off. Out of wedlock, Antoine Walker has fathered two children with Evelyn Lozada.