‘Toine’s Time

Gambling has long been a favorite form of entertainment for (Antoine) Walker. After a 2001 exhibition game at Mohegan Sun, Walker once reportedly played $15,000 hands with Michael Jordan during an all-night gambling session where estimates of money lost and won totaled several hundred thousand dollars. Prior to the 2003-04 season, when Celtics general manager Danny Ainge called Walker to tell him he had been traded, Walker was engrossed in a high-stakes blackjack game at Mohegan Sun.  (Boston Globe)

Speak no evil.

Speak no evil.

If you care and have the time, there’s a fascinating article in the Sunday Boston Globe about former Celtics star Antoine Walker gambling away his millions. 

Walker seems like the type who wouldn’t hurt a fly.

But he also seems like the type who could have used a Jim Calhoun in his life instead of a Rick Pitino.


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4 Responses to ‘Toine’s Time

  1. Li'l Em-Kel says:

    Easy come, easy go.

  2. We are so on the same sports page re Pitino. Never liked him. The scariest part of the deal is he has clones. Calipari, etc.

    The beat goes on.

    • Gerry says:

      He was in my class at UMass. Jackie Leaman booted him from the team for a year because of his “attitude.” And don’t think I haven’t heard “I told you so” regarding Calipari.

  3. Marky Mark says:

    Actually, having Pinto in his life did little to help, as it was Pitino who coached Walker and signed him to a six-year $71 million deal. Ironically, it was also Pitino who said that Walker would never have to worry about money again, after he signed that deal.

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