That’s how long Antoine Walker claims that he was in a relationship with former fiancée, Evelyn Lozada. During that time, Walker was a big NBA player, best known for the years he spent with the Boston Celtics, making millions. But if you’ve seen the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, Broke, or read the news in general on Walker, you know that he spent himself into a frenzy and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy back in 2010. He is currently out here promoting a documentary about the rise and fall of his fame and his fortune over the years called Gone In An Instant. Walker told Russ Parr in a new radio interview that through the film, 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.”
At this stage in his life, Walker claims that he is finally without his massive debt, but he’s also without his former love, Lozada. Since leaving him, she has married and divorced Chad Johnson, and has had a child with current fiance, Carl Crawford. She has moved on, but Walker isn’t necessarily out here wishing her the best. In that same interview with the “Russ Parr Morning Show,” Walker spoke openly about feeling some type of way about Lozada leaving him when he was at his lowest point, especially since he claims that she was living quite well and happy with him when he had money.
“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…
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. 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.”
Looks like Walker is trying to pull the full on golddigger card, but Lozada claimed during the first season of Basketball Wives Miami that Walker cheated on her multiple times, and that such infidelity on top of other struggles, was a big reason why she had to leave him. And at this point, it seems that Lozada doesn’t appreciate Walker bringing her up in his interviews, because she just posted this on Twitter:
Well, there you have it! But what do you think about what Walker had to say about his past relationship with Lozada? Check out his full interview with “The Russ Parr Morning Show” here. His statements about Lozada start at the 6:00 mark.