Antoine Walker Sued for Shit-Filled Building
Antoine Walker, former NBA player and Chicago high school hoops legend, has fallen on some hard times. Although he made millions during his playing career, he has had all kinds of financial problems ranging from being robbed to owing millions in gambling debts.
Well the news for Antoine is about to get a lot worse. In his old neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, there is a building that has been classified as a slum. Parts of the exterior are falling off, and burst pipes in the basement have flooded the building with, well, shit. How is Walker involved? He owns the building:
At one point, bricks fell off the building’s facade, a hazard that went unfixed for months, city records show. Before that, a broken sewer pipe filled the basement with feces, toilet paper and other debris, creating an odor that forced families to move their children out…
[Antoine Walker]‘s company owns the building…
Real estate investment companies that list Walker as an investor or principal — Walker Ventures LLC and AW Realty LLC — are the target of more than a dozen lawsuits alleging poor management of numerous properties, unpaid debts and damages caused by shoddy repair work. In one case last month, the city won $950,000 in court-ordered fines against Walker Ventures.
As a basketball player, I never really liked Walker. He always struck me as that guy on the playground who just kind of hung around the 3 point line always calling for the ball but never passing and complaining about everything. Off the court he seemed okay, but all these recent incidents don’t exactly cast him in a good light. In all fairness, he probably has little part in the actual management of the company. Still, if I put my name on something, I would probably make sure it didn’t have a basement full of poop.