Dwyane Wade Saddened that Antoine Walker Sold Title Ring

by March 20, 2012

Dwyane Wade reacted to the news that Antoine Walker was forced to sell off the Championship ring they won together back in 2006. Wade lamented the whole thing, but understood that Walker had little other choice in the matter. From Fox Sports: “I think it’s worth more than that, personally,’ Wade said. ‘I know how hard we worked for that ring and how much it means to all of us. It’s very unfortunate,’ said Wade, who read the news Monday about the sale. ‘But (Walker) has to do what he has to do for his family. I know how much that ring means to him and I know how hard he worked for that. And it’s really unfortunate that he’s in that situation. But, at the same time, you got to do what you got to do to get where you can get back to. Hopefully, everything he’s doing, he’s able to recoup and get his way back.’ […] Udonis Haslem at least believes what Walker has gone through could serve as a warning to other NBA players. ‘It’s unfortunate,’ Haslem said. ‘Antoine is a friend of mine, and I hate to hear stuff like that. You also can learn something from it. You can look at it and realize that this life (as an NBA player) doesn’t last forever, this lifestyle is not going to last forever. And, at the end of the day, we’re going to have to all retire one day and hopefully live off the finances we’ve been able to save. (Walker’s situation is) sad, but you also try to learn from it.'”