Monday, November 29, 2010
Antoine Walker: Call It A Comeback
Antoine Walker will be signing with The Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. This will be ‘Toine’s first professional basketball since March when he played in the Puerto Rican League. Antoine put up some decent numbers what didn’t quite look like he was the Walker of old.
After realizing in April that he still has NBA aspirations, Antoine called his former College and NBA coach Rick Pitino to personally work him out. The former Celtic Coach flew the former Celtic Captain down to Louisville and whipped him into shape. In 3 months Antoine worked off 35 pounds and was able to regain some of his game.
Walker is now hoping to get a second shot in the NBA, not only to make money, but to prove that there’s more to his story than lessons learned and punchlines. Antoine has said that he still loves this game and that he has left the game too early. He says that there’s still some game left along with that veteran experience, he could be an asset to a team in Championship Contention.