Kemba Walker is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He plays in the position of point guard for the New York based side.
Kemba is a four-time NBA All-Star.
He has won the NBA Sportsmanship Award twice and been named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
Walker was picked ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA draft.
Of Antiguan descent through both parents, Kemba was born in Bronx, New York, U.S. On May 8, 1990.
He was born to his father, Paul Walker, and mother, Andrea Walker. He has two brothers, Akil Walker and Keya Walker, and one sister, Sharifa Walker.
His mother is an African-American with Antiguan ancestors who was raised in Antigua, and his father is Antiguan.
His ethnicity is African American and his nationality is American.
It is unknown what religion he practices or if he practices any religion at all.
Kemba grew up in the Sack-Wern Houses in Soundview, Bronx.
He graduated from Rice High School in Harlem, New York. He went on to attend the University of Connecticut.
Kemba Walker played against Simeon Career Academy and senior guard Derrick Rose in Madison Square Garden in his junior year, winning 53-51.
He averaged 18.2 points and 5.3 assists per game during his final year.
In addition, he was selected for the renowned McDonald’s All-American Team.
He was allowed to play for the prestigious New York City Gauchos, a prominent AAU basketball program for young people.
Jordan Theodore, Darryl Bryant, Devin Hill, and Danny Jennings were also present. His team came in first place in the country.
For his freshman year at the University of Connecticut, Walker played in every contest and was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
He also helped the Huskies advance to the 2009 Final Four with a 23-point effort in the Elite Eight versus Missouri.
Kemba led the University of Connecticut to win the Division I Championship on April 4, 2011.
Also, he won the honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Walker completed his studies at UConn in three years.
As a result, he entered the 2011 NBA Draft, when the Charlotte Bobcats selected him ninth overall.
Kemba Walker signed a multi-year shoe deal with Under Armour, the first rookie from the 2011 draft class to do so.
He scored his first triple-double with 20 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds in a game against the Washington Wizards on January 28, 2012.
Kemba Walker participated in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend.
Charlotte Bobcats was renamed Charlotte Hornets.
During the game against Denver Nuggets on March 31, 2017, he became the second player in team history to reach 8000 career points, second only to Dell Curry.
Kemba is regarded as one of the greatest or the greatest Hornet in NBA history.
On July 6, 2019, Kemba Walker signed a four-year, $141 million contract with the Boston Celtics.
After starting his career 0–28 versus LeBron James, Walker won his first head-to-head matchup on January 20.
He led the Celtics to a 139–107 victory over their old rivals the Lakers with 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and a steal.
Kemba Walker was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder from the Boston Celtics on June 18, 2021, along with a 2021 first round draft pick (16th overall) and a 2025 second round draft pick, for big men Al Horford, Moses Brown, and a 2023 second round draft pick. On August 6, 2021, the Thunder released Walker.
He signed with the New York Knicks on August 11th. Walker made his Knicks debut on October 20, scoring 10 points and dishing out 8 assists in a 138–134 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics.
Walker was ruled out for six weeks after he underwent successful surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Age and Height
Kemba Walker is 31 now and is 6 feet tall (1.83m)
Kemba Walker is also a dancer.
He performed three times at the Apollo Theater for the TV show Showtime at the Apollo.
On June 21, 2011, Walker released a mixtape in collaboration with DJ Skee and Skee Sports.
The mixtape features songs inspired by and inspiring to Walker.