I will admit freely, I was always a big Antoine Walker fan. What was not to like, as far as I was concerned? A big man with little man ball dribbling skills, a 50/50 three point jumper that had a habit of going in during clutch game moments and a certain panache to his game. I even enjoyed 'the wiggle' (somewhere out there Dan Shaughnessy just felt a sharp twinge in his side).
Having said all that, I was not wildly shocked to read Walker has started down the slippery slope towards crazy town.
MIAMI (AP) — Former NBA player Antoine Walker was charged with suspicion of drunk driving in Miami Beach early Monday morning, further hurting his chances of playing again this season.
No word yet if the arresting officer asked Walker to step out of the vehicle and wiggle in a straight line. Also, that figure under the blanket in the back seat may or may not have been Vin Baker, nobody will ever know.
As a sort of sad side note, did you know 'Toine is only 32? Plenty young enough to still be playing in the NBA, with a few years extra tacked on to boot. Sadly it appears his career is going in a different direction entirely.
Oh well, once more with feeling, the old Antoine Wiggle.