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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:00 am  |  26 responses

Antoine Walker to Work Out, Attempt Comeback

Antoine Walker’s been in the news a lot this year; too bad none of it had anything to do with his game. Today, however, it does.

Walker, a former All-Star, is set to attempt to work his way back into the NBA. According to the AP: “Louisville coach Rick Pitino says Walker will work out with several Cardinals over the next few weeks. Walker hasn’t played in the NBA since 2008 and has suffered legal and financial woes since stepping away from the game…Pitino, who coached Walker at Kentucky in the 1990s, said he also hopes Walker will talk to his players about the temptations that come with life as a professional.”

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  • al

    the temptation of jacking up waaayyy to many three ballz?

  • al

    or the tione shimmy? both lead to roads of ridiculous and unconscious thinking//

  • underdog

    I don’t think he has a real chance to make it to the L once again, but I wish him all the best.

  • kriz

    he was awful in his last years. cant imagine he is anything but much worse

  • LeoneL

    Europe maybe.

  • doyouwantmore

    *foreheadslap*

  • daynja!

    why do u shoot so many threes?

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    coz there’s no fours!

  • JoeMaMa

    “I know it sounds crazy, kids, but when I was down to my last $5 million, I just got a feeling that with a trip to Vegas, I could finally take down the house. And with Coach Rick volunteering to take care of my wife, I was SURE this was the right thing to do!!”

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I’m not gonna lay it on Walker.
    He fu*ked up, and now he’s trying to do right by himself and make it better.
    Best of luck to him.

  • BostonBaller

    My 1st ? right off the bat is how much does he weigh and is he even near in shape? His age doesn’t concern me as much if he is in playing shape b/c there are even older players than Walker contributing in the L right now. He may have to go to the developmental L or overseas but with his past mentality would either even want him?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    He may be in good shape! How many calories can you burn doing the shimmy?

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Which NBA could possibly use ANY of his skills?

  • Jumper

    LMAO @ Yknot!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    @ Dacre – maybe the WNBA?

  • 6marjons

    i heard the govornment can’t pay him benefits anymore so he has to

  • Sparker

    in search of a fat contract

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    As a Celtics fan I miss the exciting Walker/Pierce days but it’s sad – almost embarrassing – to see the guy in serious money troubles. I doubt he’ll make a successful comeback to the NBA, but maybe somewhere overseas he’ll find something.

  • http://kdshgjkhsd.com Boing Dynasty

    Hes 6’8 and can shoot from distance, he will get paid to play, somewhere. Which is all he needs.

  • andrew

    he must’ve ran out of money.

  • http://twincityslim@yahoo.com Jahi

    Euroleague, after taking a personal finance education course. Very sad to learn of someone blowing so much money in such a short time. However, it was his money, earned by his talent alone. Maccabi Avi may offer a contract, or the NBA Developmental League. NBA, I doubt it…

  • http://nba.com Wimpernee Hardaway

    Everyone deserves a second chance!

  • UnRel

    i didn’t know he just.. ‘stepped away from the game’..

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Antoine Walker will harness his game by eating some Cardinals over the summer. Boing Dynasty your comment should have read: He’s 6’8 and can shoot, however not hit, from distance..

  • Exile

    LOL. right.

  • Nick

    He might actually be in solid shape. Last I heard he was playing in Puerto Rico. Sure not top competition but it’s still in pro ball and you have to be in decent shape to compete at any pro level. Someone will pay him.

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