Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Antoine Walker Joins the Idaho Stampede


Former Kentucky star Antoine Walker has signed with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League.

Walker was introduced earlier today.

* Photo from natekuester on Twitter

Here is more about Walker's comeback from IdahoStatesman.com:

Walker, 34, played 12 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the Boston Celtics, and made three All-Star appearances. Walker averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds with Boston, Atlanta, Miami and Minnesota after being the No. 6 overall pick out of Kentucky in 1996.

Walker has not played in the NBA since being waived by Minnesota in 2008.

Plagued by financial and legal trouble in recent years, Walker is attempting to get back into the NBA. In 2009, he was charged with three felonies for writing bad checks at Las Vegas casinos totaling nearly $800,000. Walker filed bankruptcy earlier this year with more than $12.7 million in debts.

Walker practiced with Charlotte earlier this year, but did not earn an invitation to training camp. He signed with the NBA Development League on Friday after passing a background check.

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