10 Pro Athletes Who Ended Up in the Poor House

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10 Pro Athletes Who Ended Up in the Poor House

These athletes once had millions—and then lost it all.

Quite possibly the saddest story of the bunch, the former NBA All-Star found himself in Idaho playing in the NBA D-League a couple of years ago, living paycheck to paycheck and praying for an NBA comeback. The story was the focus of this 2012 Sports Illustrated article. Walker’s financial issues read like a ‘How-To Guide’ to losing money. From his luxury sports cars to bad business deals and perhaps worst of all, the 70 or so people he supported at one time, Walker’s eventual demise shouldn’t have come as surprise.


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