Antoine Walker was a fine player in his day. Many fans around the league, however, believe that day has passed. Walker himself, however, is not one of those critics. Now playing with the Idaho Stampede of the National Basketball Developmental League (sweet, sweet irony for a 34 year old former all-star to be playing in a “developmental” league), Walker is attempting a comeback to the NBA stage, several years after his peak performance days have passed. Though Walker has put up lofty point totals over a handful on NBA seasons, even a 20 PPG average in Atlanta after his most productive stint in Boston, Walker is a relic of a bygone era in NBA basketball, and not a good one according to most analysts. The Iverson Era, as it could be best summarized, saw the NBA culture lift up chuckers, players who hoisted endless shots of questionable selection, surrounded by role players less demanding of the basketball. When professional players are shooting 30 times a game, after all, it should be relatively easy to fill up the scoring column of the stat sheet. Antoine Walker was among the league leaders year in and year out in three point shots attempted. One would have to scroll a little further down to find his name in three point shots made, just a 32.5 career three point shooter. Not to say Walker didn’t contribute in other areas. During his earlier days, the Big Wiggle was a fine rebounder, regularly averaging 8 a game, even breaking the 10 rebound barrier in his second NBA season. As his body wore down and minutes dwindled over the course of his final three seasons, however, those numbers dropped from 8.3 to 5.1 to 4.4 to 3.7, alongside a similar decline in scoring average. What can Walker bring to the table at this advanced age? Realistically, not much. In short, his best days are behind him, with many of those numbers even supported by his supporting cast. Can he put up gaudy numbers on the Idaho Stampede? Expect him to. With a roster that looks similar to the ’04-’05 Hawks in terms of talent (not good), the shots will be there, and don’t expect discretion when Walker turns to face the basket. Still, this isn’t the mark of a veteran ready to contribute, rather an remnant of a thankfully forgotten time in the NBA.