Boston has an irrational fixation with Antoine Walker. Yes, he had a few nice seasons with the Celtics, but he was also a wild chucker who twice shot under 40% for entire seasons in his prime. He also shot once 25.6% from 3 in his early years as a Celtic. He then became a journeyman who squandered his $100 million fortune… thus epitomizing just about everything that was stereotypically wrong with pro athletes, especially NBA’ers of the 90′s.
But America loves a redemption story. And as much as we can joke about ‘Toine (and I joke about him, a lot), I don’t actively root against the guy. I, like a lot of people, hope he’s learned a lesson. And maybe it’s a lesson he can impart on some younger players… because he’s open to step in to coaching some day.
“I’ll probably want to coach one day,” he said. “I don’t know what level yet. I enjoy being around the game. I love the game of basketball. It definitely will be in sports, in some capacity. Right now it’s hard to say, I