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    Default Ex-NBA Player Eric Williams - I'm Homeless

    Albeit a little sad now with Eric's situation, we still traded VC for him as apart of a deal with the Nets back in the day. Thanks Babcock.



    Former NBA player Eric Williams -- who spent 12 seasons in league -- says he is homeless and broke … this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports.
    Williams -- who also appeared on "Basketball Wives" -- made the shocking statements in a letter he wrote to a Colorado court recently explaining why he could not attend a child support hearing in CO earlier this month.

    Among the reasons, Williams says a "court-ordered citation for me to appear was not delivered to my home address as I have no home."

    Williams -- who's on the hook for more than $24k in unpaid support to the mother of his 13-year-old son -- also says his financial situation is so dire, he can't afford airfare and has no money to pay a lawyer.

    In his letter, Williams says he is currently a volunteer at an unnamed non-profit organization -- and says, "I'm in the rebuilding stages of my life."

    We reached out to Williams for comment. So far, no word back.

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    How did they reach out to a homeless guy for comment?

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    He could have a phone.

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    Thats really sad.

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    How does this happen? 12 seasons? How many millions can you possibly lose...?
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    Almost $40 million in NBA salary.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/...salaries::none

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    You cannot be sad for him if he wasted 40 million... In Africa for that sum of money whole village could be fed for generations.
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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    You cannot be sad for him if he wasted 40 million... In Africa for that sum of money whole village could be fed for generations.
    $40 mil makes it hard for people to feel sorry for him. Makes it hard for me as well.
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    I know he spent 40 million but no one should have to live on the street. Its still horribly sad.

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    Quote jacobdr4 wrote: View Post
    I know he spent 40 million but no one should have to live on the street. Its still horribly sad.
    I'm sure he could stay with Rob Babcock if he needed a place to crash for a while.

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    After taxes and paying off his agent and lawyers, Williams likely only squandered something closer to $20 million.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    After taxes and paying off his agent and lawyers, Williams likely only squandered something closer to $20 million.
    I don't think I could spend that in an entire lifetime...
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    I don't think I could spend that in an entire lifetime...
    Are you 70 years old? Its alot of money but you're talking lasting your life witht your lifestyle. I dont think nba players are driving kias and bargain hunting at Costco

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    After taxes and paying off his agent and lawyers, Williams likely only squandered something closer to $20 million.
    I was gonna say something similar. Like when you hear of these Powerball Lottery winners getting like $300M, but choose the lump sum and take home about $180M or less...

    And they say the Canadian tax system is messed up??
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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Are you 70 years old? Its alot of money but you're talking lasting your life witht your lifestyle. I dont think nba players are driving kias and bargain hunting at Costco
    That's BS. You're not buying a house in Burbank every year. Even 200k a year can let you live in luxury pretty easily and that's still not close to making 20 mil over a typical lifetime.

    Definitely no sympathy from me. You'd have to be pretty fucking dumb to end up homeless with that much money at hand.

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Are you 70 years old? Its alot of money but you're talking lasting your life witht your lifestyle. I dont think nba players are driving kias and bargain hunting at Costco
    frankly i dont care what car i drive. If that makes me 70, then so be it
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    I think what gets lost in these stories is the system, and the myriad of social and economical, starting from infancy that lead to the way pro athletes.....some of them, end up thinking. So it is sad. Sure, you can be disappointed with how these guys waste money, because really, it IS irresponsible. But once it happens, its horribly unfortunate and its sad.

    I cannot understand how, or why people continue to pile negativity or disapproval on guys when they have made mistakes, failed, and hit the bottom. This guy understand what he's done, he lives it everyday, and he lives likely a really shitty life now.

    I feel like he deserves to deal with his consequences, we all do, but I for one won't judge, or put hate or negativity towards this guy.... i truly just have sympathy and hope he can at the least get back to even ground.

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    Quote Superjudge wrote: View Post
    I think what gets lost in these stories is the system, and the myriad of social and economical, starting from infancy that lead to the way pro athletes.....some of them, end up thinking. So it is sad. Sure, you can be disappointed with how these guys waste money, because really, it IS irresponsible. But once it happens, its horribly unfortunate and its sad.

    I cannot understand how, or why people continue to pile negativity or disapproval on guys when they have made mistakes, failed, and hit the bottom. This guy understand what he's done, he lives it everyday, and he lives likely a really shitty life now.

    I feel like he deserves to deal with his consequences, we all do, but I for one won't judge, or put hate or negativity towards this guy.... i truly just have sympathy and hope he can at the least get back to even ground.
    It seems for most people, its so easy to shit on the poor. Yell at them, tell them its their fault, they didnt work hard enough, they didnt make the right decisions. "The opportunities are there I tell you!"

    Wheres the empathy towards 90% of the world's society?

    This guy finds himself at the top of the 1% of wealth in the world and squanders it. This is a time where I can truly say he DID have opportunities. The world did not conspire against him. He made his own decisions and this is the result. I feel empathy that it had to happen to him, but he blew a pretty wide margin for error and his place in the universe is set accordingly.
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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    How does this happen? 12 seasons? How many millions can you possibly lose...?
    It's no different than how many people who win the lottery end up exactly where they started not too long afterwards.

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    People have wildly varying opinions + ideas about spending and saving money.

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