Police and witnesses said two offenders held Walker and at least
one other person at gunpoint during the robbery, Chicago
broadcasters reported from the scene in the city's River North
neighborhood Monday night.
Walker's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the incident took
place but said he could not give specific details.
"He's OK," Bartelstein told The Associated Press. "There was
a robbery. It's a scary thing. It's a terrible thing. He's trying
to get himself back together. Police are there and he's getting it
taken care of."
Chicago Police spokesman Hector Alfaro said officers responded
to a robbery at a home in the neighborhood about 7:30 p.m. ET, but
could not confirm that the home belonged to Walker. A vehicle, cash
and jewelry were reported stolen and there were no injuries, Alfaro
Bartelstein said Walker was with a relative at the time of the
Walker was not available for comment. The Heat were aware of the
incident, a team official said, but had no other comment while they
attempted to gather facts.
In July 2000, Walker -- then a Boston Celtic -- was the victim of
an armed robbery along with NBA center Nazr Mohammed as they sat in
a vehicle waiting for a restaurant on Chicago's South Side to open.
Police said at the time that three men approached and demanded cash
and valuables, which included a $55,000 wristwatch.
Walker, a three-time All-Star, averaged 8.5 points with Miami
this past season and was a key part of the Heat's run to the 2006
The Chicago native was part of the 1996 NCAA championship team
at Kentucky and an all-state player at Mount Carmel High School.