Former Kentucky star Antoine Walker, a member of the D-League’s Idaho Stampede, had to sell his 2006 NBA championship ring from his time with the Miami Heat thanks to financial problems, TMZ reported Monday.
The report said that the ring sold for $21,500. It was a sale he was forced to make, TMZ reported, thanks to his 2010 bankruptcy case, which TMZ said had Walker with $12.7 million in debts and $4 million in assets.
TMZ said that the sale, which seeks to liquidate Walker’s assets, would have to be approved by a judge before it’s finalized.
Walker won a national championship in college, as a reserve with the Heat in the NBA and sandwiched a star-studded turn with the Boston Celtics in between the two. Now he is trying to climb his way back to the NBA by proving himself in the D-League.
Sports Illustrated recently chronicled his struggles and found Walker overweight and shooting a miserable 37% from the field this season – an incomprehensible plight for a man who made about $110 million during his NBA career. Antoine Walker profile