NBA players who went broke

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There have been several NBA players who have experienced financial difficulties and, in some cases, filed for bankruptcy. Here are a few notable examples:

  1. Allen Iverson: Despite earning over $200 million during his NBA career, Iverson faced significant financial challenges after retirement. He accumulated various debts and encountered legal issues, ultimately resulting in a bankruptcy filing in 2012.
  2. Antoine Walker: Walker, a former All-Star player, faced financial troubles after his playing career ended. He had numerous real estate investments that failed, combined with lavish spending habits. In 2010, he filed for bankruptcy with debts exceeding $12 million.
  3. Derrick Coleman: Coleman, a former NBA power forward, earned around $91 million during his career. However, poor financial decisions and extravagant spending led to his bankruptcy filing in 2010.
  4. Latrell Sprewell: Sprewell, a talented shooting guard, infamously turned down a three-year, $21 million contract extension during his playing career. After retiring, he faced financial difficulties, including failed business ventures and legal issues. In 2008, he lost his yacht due to missed mortgage payments.
  5. Kenny Anderson: Anderson, a former NBA point guard, earned approximately $63 million throughout his career. However, his lavish lifestyle and poor financial management led to significant debts and, eventually, a bankruptcy filing in 2005.

It’s important to note that financial struggles are not exclusive to NBA players, and they can affect individuals from various backgrounds and professions. Professional athletes, in particular, may face unique challenges due to their relatively short careers and the pressure to maintain a certain lifestyle.



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