Former NBA All Star’s Vegas Debt Woes
Las Vegas – Bankrupt former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker is expected to get a new sentencing date after pleading guilty in Nevada to failing to repay some $750,000 in gambling debts to three Las Vegas casinos.His lawyer and a prosecutor say the 35-year-old Walker won’t appear in court Thursday.He’s facing probation and repayment of debts incurred in 2008 at the Planet Hollywood and Red Rock Casino Resort, and in January 2009 at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. Walker is from Chicago. He was a three-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics before winning a 2006 NBA championship with the Miami Heat. He hasn’t played in the NBA since 2008, and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in 2010. Walker’s now signed with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.