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Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
Position: G
Born: 05/08/90
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:171 lbs. / 78 kg.
Salary: $12,000,000
Jeremy Lin: Kemba Walker: Kemba is the most down-to-earth dude. I was really impressed when I first met him and he has totally handled his well-deserved success this season with such grace. When we’re all hanging out, you would never know he is our star player. First off, he’s like 6-12 inches shorter than everybody. Secondly, he always wears a backpack as big as him, so he looks like a middle schooler on the first day of school…it’s hilarious! He plays with everything he has every night and has carried us on his back for many games.
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Since Feb. 1, the Hornets have the league’s third-best record, trailing only Golden State and San Antonio. They are also just one game behind third-place Atlanta but the buzz has yet to generate outside of North Carolina. Walker didn’t make the All-Star team and his breakout season has been mostly relegated to the shadows. “I really don’t care, honestly. I’m having the best year of my career in this league right now. So, I really don’t care if people notice me or not. I’m just trying to get to the playoffs. Like I always told guys, ‘The more we win, the more notoriety will come,’ ” Walker told The Vertical. “… We don’t really have any superstars or anything like that.”
What the Hornets have is an opportunity to continue their climb up the East and possibly end a drought that dates back to the previous team in town – Charlotte hasn’t won a playoff game since 2002. “No question, we belong there,” Walker told The Vertical. “To see that things are really turning around here, it’s cool. Especially because I’ve been here a long time now, and it’s exciting. I love playing at the highest level.”
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Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker made a slight adjustment to his jump shot. As he brought the basketball up to shoot, he moved the ball just a few inches to his right, away from his face. Sounds like a simple change. But it’s not, not when a player has been shooting that way for years. “It was tough especially early on when I wasn’t making shots during the summer,” Walker said. “I said, ‘I can’t do it. I’m going back to my old shot.’ I was having doubts.”