Antoine Walker Arrested in CasinoPublished July 20, 2009 by OCR Editor
NBA player has earned nearly $100 million in a 12-year career, and run nearly a million in gambling debts.
Antoine Walker always went all out. So was his size, at one point earning him critical words from Coach Pat riley, a strong advocate of stamina and fitness. So were his 3-pointers, which Walker defended once, when asked why he took so many shots, saying: "Because there aren't any fours.'"
Well, in a sad twist of events, Walker is now believed to have gone too far gambling.
The 3-time All-Star, 32 year old NBA player Antoine Walker has reportedly run up $822,500 in gambling debts. A day after reports of a warrant for the troubled gambler came out, Walker was arrested in Harrah's Casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
As if to add insult to injury, Walker was mocked on online discussion boards for walking into a casino, where he was wanted for writing bad checks, one day after the warrants. He left the building in handcuffs.
Walker earned nearly $100 million in his 12 year NBA career. He gambled at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, and Red Rock Resort for a total of about $1 million, of which he paid back only $178,000.