Memphis Grizzlies forward Antoine Walker has seen his role in the NBA decline steadily since winning a NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. Walker has been traded 4 times in the last 5 seasons and hasn’t seen any playing time as of yet this season; his next step is retirement.
Antoine Walker’s: Stat line of the week #1
November 2, 2008 by 5 Comments
Walker was once a pretty good player and has reputable career numbers 17.5 ppg and 7.7 rpg, he is also a 3-time All-Star and World Champion. Regardless of these facts, I will always remember Walker for finding ways to score even when shooting horribly from the field.
How did he do it? By ball hogging and drawing phantom fouls of course; he always managed to get to the free-throw line when he had awful shooting nights. On these nights his stat line would look something like this:
5-21 from the field, 2 rebs, 1 ast, 3 turnovers, 10-11 from the foul line and 23 pts. Now that’s vintage Walker.
That’s the Antoine Walker I know and the league has gotten to know him too. He shot a career low 36% from the field last year, for those not familiar with basketball, that will get you out of the league, quick.
In honor of “Shoot ’em up Shortie” Antoine Walker, I will issue the “Can’t get no Lower Antoine Walker Award of the Week” to the player or players that duplicate Mr. Walker’s timeless display of selfishness. Those players that are off, but continue to shoot the ball, in turn, disregarding the welfare of the TEAM.
The NBA season has just gotten underway, but I’ve already found someone to crown. And this week’s “Can’t get no Lower Award” goes to…… none other than, Golden State Warriors very own Corey Maggette. Maggette shot 3-13 from the field Saturday night against the New Jersey Nets, but managed to score 20 points. Yes, he shot a ton of free-throws, he was 13-15 from the line. Congratulations to Corey Maggette for being the first, but certainly not the last to win this prestigious award this season.