Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Athletic Stars Are Sometimes Victims Too
Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker may be rethinking his decision to live in Chicago. Monday his home was robbed. Walker was also previously robbed in 2000. In the recent robbery, two thugs held Walker and at least one other person at gunpoint during the robbery. Walker lives in Chicago's River North neighborhood. Walker's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the robbery to the A.P. "There was a robbery. It's a scary thing. It's a terrible thing. He's trying to get himself back together. Police are there and he's getting it taken care of." A vehicle, cash and jewelry were reported stolen.
In July 2000, Walker was robbed along with NBA center Nazr Mohammed as they sat in a car on Chicago's South Side. Walker is a Chicago Native who is a three-time All-Star. He averaged 8.5 points with Miami this past season. Walker played an integral part in Miami's run to the 2006 NBA championship.