Antoine Walker Announces Retirement
Former Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker announced his retirement from basketball this weekend, ending his attempt at an NBA comeback, according to Comcast Sportsnet.
Walker, a 35-year-old 12-year NBA veteran, announced his retirement Saturday night to his NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede, after their win over the Bakersfield Jam.
Falling out of the NBA and into bankruptcy, Walker joined the Stampede last season in an attempt to make an NBA comeback, however, he was never able to fully return to his once elite level of playing that had once earned him over $110 million. Walker, from the University of Kentucky, was selected as the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. This season, as a player for the Stampede, he was averaging 9.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.