Kemba Walker Rumors

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Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
Position: G
Born: 05/08/90
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:172 lbs. / 78 kg.
Salary: $32,742,000
During an episode of ESPN’s “The Jump” on Tuesday, former Celtic Paul Pierce and longtime NBA reporter Jackie MacMullan touched on the difference in the team’s leadership. Specifically, the departure of Kyrie Irving and the arrival of Kemba Walker. “They got better leadership in there,” Pierce said. “Let’s just call it how it is.”
After ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols — the show’s host — offered a clarification that the leadership was simply “different,” Pierce jumped back in. “It’s better,” reiterated Pierce. “Kemba, he’s known throughout the league as being a great leader. I mean, he played on losing teams, he stayed positive. He went out and played hard every night, and that can be infectious. That can be the difference between losing and winning and chemistry. That’s what he’s brought to the Celtics.”
Kemba Walker’s return to Charlotte was everything a player could expect after giving eight years of service to an NBA franchise. The new Boston Celtics guard struggled in the first half, failing to convert a field goal, but thrived in the second, helping the Celtics get the bragging rights over his former team, the Charlotte Hornets. Walker’s mother Andrea explained her son’s divorce with the Hornets was a nasty but necessary one for his career: “He wants to win,” Andrea Walker told Abby Chin of NBC Sports Boston during the third quarter of the Celtics’ 108-87 win over the Hornets. “He’s a winner. Staying in Charlotte was kind of slowing him up, and I think it was just time for a change. It was a nasty divorce, but it was a well-deserved divorce.”