Antoine Walker and Charles Barkley might have more in common than we think. Once thing we do know, besides their propensity to drive while under the influence, is that they both like to borrow insane amounts of money from casinos…and don’t give a damn about paying that debt back on time. Walker was arrested yesterday at a Harrah’s casino in Lake Tahoe yesterday for failing to pay back his markers by writing a string of bad checks to casinos…$1 million worth to be exact. Yea, that would make it a felony.
See, the thing about Chuck is, he had the money, he just took his sweet time to pay it back. Antoine apparently doesn’t. This is a particularly stunning assumption since he has made about $100 million just in his NBA salaries alone. His spending might have set a new record in blowing through one’s cash. I mean, unless you are Montgomery Brewster you have zero reason to burn your money that fast. None. One thing is certain however, Antoine Walker is the single worst gambler on the planet. Bar none. What on earth was he playing in there? Some bullshit Pai Gow Poker, War or some other crazy carnival game? Seriously, where were those 1-800-GAMBLER commercials when he needed them.
In any event, we might have a new title belt holder in the “Dumbest NBA Player” championships. Wait, I might’ve just thought of a new series on the Deuce. Thanks ‘Toine…you stupid bastard.
It sure seem like he is. Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni may be in charge but September 2008 looks an awful lot like September 2007. It’s pretty much the same team from last season. Starbury’s still around and Allan Houston is attempting a comeback.
Yeah you read that right. When training camp opens next week, Houston will join Starbury at Knicks training camp. What can anyone say about the Knicks? They broke my heart when they ruthlessly dumped Isiah but there could be some hope for this team after all.
Last year, Houston quit after one exhibition game. Let’s see if he can make it through a full exhibition season. He’d do well to remember Sir Charles’ Pippen Theory. You retire because you can’t play anymore.
This is what happens when you mess with Wynn Las Vegas.
Sir Charles learned his lesson about messing with Wynn when he was hit with a $400,000 bill. Next on the Wynn hitlist: Zo.
The Miami Heat center’s charity and NBA Entertainment were slapped with a lawsuit by Wynn Las Vegas for “[failing] to pay a $50,000 bill for convention and meeting space and related services used during the 2007 NBA All-Star weekend”.
What is it with these old ass ballers and not paying bills? They’re starting to turn into Hollywood types who think they should get comped everywhere they go. Screwing over casinos doesn’t seem to be a good idea. The man only has one kidney and I’m sure Wynn will be fine relieving him of it if he doesn’t pay up.