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Ex-NBA Player Eric Williams

I'm Homeless

4/21/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

Ange Dufresne    

Good ole black financing

151 days ago
17.

J4X    

TMZ will hear back from him as soon as he gets some minutes back on his TracFone

151 days ago
18.

Shanky Dog    

He made $39,835,520 in the NBA attended Providence and is opnly 41 years old get a job. I can not feel sorry for someone that has went through more money then I will make in my life time.

151 days ago
19.

arforama    

Hes getting a decent pension if he played 12 seasons.

151 days ago
20.

notalawyer    

Ez come Ez go...
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The fable concerns a grasshopper that has spent the warm months singing while the ant (or ants in some versions) worked to store up food for winter. When that season arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger and begs the ant for food. To its reply when asked that it had sung all summer, it is rebuked for its idleness and advised to dance during the winter

151 days ago
21.

negreat    

Looks like we will be paying his bills now! He will have food stamps and welfare paid by the American tax payers.

151 days ago
22.

WME2KS    

Another nba player goes broke come on guys get your act together.

151 days ago
23.

Hell If I Know    

This is Kobe Bryant in less than 10 years. $6,000 designer dresses, $2,000 shoes, a private chef, helipopter rides, jetting to Europe on a whim, 4 million dollar "rape" rings...it all adds up. Wonder how long that Latina will stick around when the money is gone, his NBA career is gone and the glory days are long gone? Her and her leeching family will hit the road and Kobe will have to listen to his parents say "told you so, we could see the writing on the wall". Such utter ingnorance in money matters.

151 days ago
24.

ohplezze    

Welllll I wonder if jennifer would care after he threw a drink in her face? Humnmmm

151 days ago
25.

dee    

Pretty funny how he tried to keep Jennifer down and throw his money around saying she will never be anything without him..but she's doing well on her own and he's broke. That's what happens when you don't know how to be humble.

151 days ago
26.

Fuji    

And to think he threw a drink in his wife's face simply because she left him after his years of cheating. Who wants to be your mistress now after the money is gone? Karma is a b!tch.

151 days ago
27.

Toilethead    

He has nobody to blame but himself. He spent like there was no tomorrow.He should have made some safe investments that would pay him a decent living for the rest of his life.

151 days ago
28.

Bob    

These stupid ballers buy Bentleys and make it rain 3 times a week - no sympathy.

151 days ago
29.

NameNotImportat    

Lies. He gets at least a pension having played that long. Just doesn't want to take care of his kids. I love how people on TMZ want to believe any article on here that's negative about someone. Are your lives that meaningless?

151 days ago
30.

lexy    

This dude is pathetic. I can't understand how these nba/nfl leave the league w/ o a dime in their bank accounts.

151 days ago
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