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*Former NBA player Eric Williams, who appeared with his ex Jennifer on VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” says he is now homeless and destitute, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ Sports.

Williams, who spent 12 season in the league, made the statements in a letter he wrote to a Colorado court recently explaining why he could not attend a child support hearing earlier this month.

Jennifer and Eric Williams attend Sean "Puffy" Combs' Birthday Bash sponsored by Ciroc Vodka at Mansion in New York City on November 5, 2008

Jennifer and Eric Williams attend Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Birthday Bash sponsored by Ciroc Vodka at Mansion in New York City on November 5, 2008

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 owes more than $24,000 in 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. “I’m in the rebuilding stages of my life,” he stated.