Antoine Walker is taking steps to make sure no one repeats the same mistakes he did made.
In an interview on the “Russ Parr Morning Show to promote his new documentary “Gone In An Instant,” the NBA star weighed in on how he felt when his ex-fiance Evelyn Lozada left him when he was at his lowest point. Considering he supported Lozada, who was happy with him when he had money, Walker feels the reality TV star should’ve been more sympathetic towards him.
“My thing with Evelyn is she reaped a lot of benefits of my wealth. And when it got tight, she chose to go a different direction. So that’s the problem that I have with Evelyn. That’s more personal…,” the athlete said. “I dated Evelyn for 10 years. In 1999, I signed my ninth deal in 1999. So she got to reap the full benefits of the whole process. She played her part.
“You think someone will have your back and that’s my whole thing,” continued Walker. “Evelyn went on with her reality show and we all know all her relationships she’s been in since me. It hasn’t been about let me make sure Antoine is okay. So that’s a big difference. That’s why I have a problem with Evelyn. It’s more personal. It’s tough when you take care of some people and you make sure that they’re good, their family, their daughters and then they just go left field. We got engaged in 2007. We broke up for a minute so that’s what delayed the marriage, and towards the end, she left when things hit the fan.”
“Gone In An Instant chronicles Walker’s rise and fall as a player in the NBA. The new film is part of Walker’s overall effort of making sure what happened to him doesn’t happen to the next person.
Despite making millions as one of the hottest players in the NBA, Walker made headlines for spending a lot of his fortune away. The situation is captured on the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Broke.”
During his appearance on the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” Walker stated that he hopes to help other NBA players from making the same mistakes he did:
“I wanted to be one of the ones to step in front of my story and tell of how I ended up losing my wealth and make it a positive thing. I think sometimes everybody looks at it as a negative thing, but I want to make it a positive thing and one, let people know how I lost my wealth, but also educate the new guys coming into the league and make sure they don’t make the mistakes that I made,” he said.
Walker’s comments about Lozada apparently did not go unnoticed as the former “Basketball Wives” star took to Twitter to express how she really felt.
“I don’t talk about you, why talk about me?! Move on. It’s been 5 years!, she tweeted He was still playing in the league when I chalked up the deuces and before he filed bankruptcy, so please quit with the lies.” Lozada went on to share her reason for leaving the baller in the end. “He got left because he was cheating.”
For Antoine Walker’s full interview on the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” check out the video below. The athlete’s comments about Lozada begin at the 6:00 mark.