After eating his way out of the NBA, Antoine Walker went dead broke, wasting more than $100 million of career earnings. After not being able to secure another spot on an NBA roster this season, he ended up in Puerto Rico playing for the Guaynabo Mets. From the major leagues, to the minor leagues. From filthy rich, to deep in debt. Employee Number Eight became Employee Numero Ocho.
Peter May examined the depths of Walker’s fall, and unearthed a startling fact. Walker is making only $7,000 per month. (Yahoo! Sports)
According to reports coming out of the island, Walker’s deal with the Guaynabo Mets is for one month, guaranteed, as they want to see what kind of shape he’s in. He is reportedly being paid $7,000 a week. Another former NBA player, Marcus Fizer, also joined the Mets at the same time. They started the season 4-0 according to the standings posted on Latinbasket.com.
For a normal person, $7,000 a month to play basketball would be great. But for a man who probably spends more than $7,000 each time he goes to Ben and Jerry’s, that contract is miserable. Especially when he still owes over $800,000.
On the bright side? I bet he gets to fire a whole lot of three-pointers in the Puerto Rican leagues. Walker Wiggle to that.