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Ex-NBA Player Eric Williams

I'm Homeless

4/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

Stiletto    

Grab a cardboard box and suck it ...loser!

152 days ago
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TMZ/IE(909)    

I bet he has on a pair of Jordans though

152 days ago
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Big Mark 91    

12 years in the league and broke, that's ****ed up

152 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Former NBA player Eric Williams -- who spent 12 seasons in league -- says he is homeless and broke......................IDIOT !, YOU SHOULD'VE INVESTED YOUR EARNINGS

152 days ago
5.

stevie    

Did he trade his cardboard box for a Adidas jacket
broke but not too broke?

152 days ago
6.

Ana    

These guys always claim to be broke even when they're not. If you're bad with money, hire someone or go take some personal financial classes. This is your son you should have made sure there was money for him regardless of your spending habits. There are people who made less than half of what he and others in his position has yet still manage to pay child support and are active in their child's life.

152 days ago
7.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Only one child? He's no baller!!!!!!!

152 days ago
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April     

Hahaha Karma' s a nightmare!

152 days ago
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Dog And Pony    

78% of NBA players are broke after 5 years. Just google "pro athletes broke" (without the quotes).

152 days ago
10.

Phil    

It's called bad management and advise

152 days ago
11.

static    

With the most simple financial plan he could have set his family up for generations to come but now it looks like a van on Crenshaw.

152 days ago
12.

gegeok    

Loser

152 days ago
13.

kingcarl    

Karma is a bitc!.... They way he treated his wife was terrible. Get a job like the rest of us!

152 days ago
14.

Monique    

The way you treated Jennifer, that's what you get( bumb boy)

152 days ago
15.

Sakit    

its ok they are going to raise minimum wage.

152 days ago
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