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'Toine's 'Tude Is What Sets Him Back

Boston's Antoine Walker has all the stats, but his demeanor is holding him back.

Updated: January 31, 2001, 1:38 PM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

BOSTON -- Antoine Walker has again come up a few votes short for a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. His coach called the snub a "travesty" which, given Walker's numbers, is a pretty fair assessment.

A more accurate judgment: Walker can put up whatever numbers he pleases, but until his team wins, and until he cleans up his act on the court, he will have a hard time with any popular vote. He remains a talented, versatile, but still unlikable player.

The fans didn't think ...

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