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Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  16 responses

Time to Add ‘Slumlord’ to ‘Toine’s Resume

Antoine Walker’s nightmarish year continues to get worse and worse: “Amid a pile of financial troubles and legal actions capped off earlier this year with his arrest in Nevada for nearly $1 million in bad gambling debts, Walker is being pursued by city officials, bank attorneys and tenants’ lawyers for housing problems that have resulted in what the city says are public hazards. Real estate investment companies that list Walker as an investor or principal — Walker Ventures LLC and AW Realty LLC — are the target of more than a dozen lawsuits alleging poor management of numerous properties, unpaid debts and damages caused by shoddy repair work. In one case last month, the city won $950,000 in court-ordered fines against Walker Ventures. Speaking to the Tribune Friday by telephone, Walker seemed contrite about the problems, blaming them on the bad economy, ‘a lot of financial mistakes throughout my career,’ and putting trust in other people. ‘I would like to humbly apologize to everyone who has been affected by the failings of my company,’ Walker said. ‘It was never intended to present (tenants with) unacceptable living conditions.”‘

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  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Oh boy, bottomless pit of shame.

  • Fat Lever

    Too bad he can’t build a nice apartment building for his tenants from all the bricks he launched as a player.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    This is like the complete opposite of those Scotiabank ads. You’re not as rich as you think.

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    Just another addition to his problems. I’m pleased that he’s at least taking responsibilty for his company and his appology seems sincere. That doesn’t fix anything, but it’s more than what I expected him to say. Knowing a lot of people in bad binds that have been made worse in this economy, I just wish him luck and hope his tennants find suitable places to stay.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    ***shimmy***

  • JB

    At least he didn’t employ Sterling.

  • ClydeSays

    Walker earned over 100 million dollars in the NBA and now it’s come to this. He SHOULD take responsibility, but so should the business parters, agents, managers and family that sponged off him until the well ran dry.

  • Tommy Patron

    TMZ

  • iLL wiLL

    Damn Antweezy fell off!

  • Simmy Sosa

    I’m not so sure the apology was sincere. After all he was shimmying as he spoke…

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    anyone see a future suicide? this keeps on getting worse and worse for him.

  • nastierthanu

    Future suicide cmon who even brings that up? Way to start the holiday season. Nate the great drink decaf.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Simmy Sosa, that. was. Fun..ny.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    im just saying. what is left for him to lose other than his life?
    im pretty sure id commit to it if i was in his shoes… if he even has any shoes left..

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Them guys from the class of ’96. Kobe and Ray Allen, and Nash seem to be the last men standing.

  • Orlando Green

    niQ … that was great!

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