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Antoine Walker back in the D-League. Everybody shimmy!

Oct 27, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

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It’s good to have Antoine Walker news that involves a basketball court and not a court of law.

Walker is about to join the Idaho Stampede for the upcoming D-League season, the team announced Thursday. The former Celtics All-Star averaged 16 points per game in 43 games for Idaho last season. He had a 12-year NBA career but has’t been in the Association since 2008.

“I can’t wait to get back to Boise,” Walker said in a released and certainly cleaned up statement. “It’s a great place to live and I’m hoping I can help this team make the playoffs and win a championship – we’ve got some unfinished business to tend to.”

Walker has had all sorts of off-the court drama, and he has tried to get back to the NBA to make some money and help pay off massive casino debts. But this is not the time to dwell on that. Hopefully he is past it, and he is back on the court where I’d prefer to remember the swagger and the shimmy rather than what followed.

  1. goforthanddie - Oct 27, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    The D in D-League stands for “developmental”, not “dumbass who wasted millions and now is taking a job from someone who isn’t a total idiot”.

  2. Gordon - Oct 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Looks like baby Shaq in that picture.

  3. grantstern - Oct 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    When I spoke to one of the Heat assistant coaches, he was given a GLOWING review for being a consummate pro, always first to arrive and last to leave. The coach also told me that he was by far his own worst critic – and considering the love/hate relationship most have with Twan, that’s saying something! I hope he makes it back in the league this year. Twan’s shimmy and ball handling skills belong in The League…

    • Kurt Helin - Oct 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM

      The questions about him were never about on the court issues.

      • havlicekstoletheball - Oct 30, 2011 at 8:33 AM

        Actually there were plenty of questions about on-the-court issues.

        Walker was often badly out of shape/overweight, he had abysmal shot selection, played poor defense, and only rebounded when he felt like it.

        What was always clear, and made him all the more frustrating to watch, is that he had talent. Lots of it.

  4. cosanostra71 - Oct 28, 2011 at 9:54 AM

    when you go broke you’ll play anywhere. get out of the casinos toine!

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