The former University of Miami player posted a photo on Sunday of his new apartment and shared a bit of his journey leading up to being drafted.
Survival by the fittest was the strategy growing up. Splitting a cheeseburger for dinner. Chips for breakfast. Not knowing where I will sleep the next day. Living with 10 plus people. Waking up in the middle of the night because your house got shot up. Who would’ve thought at the age of 19. I’m alive and healthy and just got my first apt. Who would’ve thought that this kid from Reading would make it out. No one understands my struggle and my pain. And no one needs too. But through all the blood sweat and tears and reading my piece of paper that says “soon mom our time will come” well guess 🤬 what. We are here no more of that stress. This is only the beginning but it’s a beautiful one. Lead by faith 🙏🏾💕. And thanks to the spurs for giving me this opportunity! And also adidas for believing in me more than anyone else @adidashoops
As he's opened up about with reporters in the past, Walker had a rough childhood growing up in Reading, Pa. From scarce food and crowded living situations to his house being shot up, Walker is more than deserving of what will undoubtedly come his way now that he's with the Spurs.
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