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SportHornets G Kemba Walker on if he’s a superstar: ‘I don’t know if I can put myself in that category’

04:50  07 december  2018
04:50  07 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been exceptional in obscurity, but now the basketball world is taking “ Superstar — I mean, when I think of superstar I think of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, names like that. I don ’ t know if I can put myself in that category .”

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Kemba Walker doesn’t necessarily think he is a superstar.

The 28-year-old guard is having his best career NBA season in 2018-19. He has averaged 26 points and 6.1 assists while shooting 35.8 percent from 3-point range for the 11-13 Hornets.

But, Walker told the New York Times he doesn’t know if he should be considered as one of the league’s elite players.

“I’m not sure,” Walker said. “Superstar — I mean, when I think of superstar I think of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, names like that. I don’t know if I can put myself in that category.”

Walker’s first-year coach, James Borrego, however, disagrees with his star guard.

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“What Kemba has proved is that he had room to grow, and he is growing, and he’s only getting better,” Borrego said. “This isn’t a guy that’s just stagnated or gone in the other direction. He’s actually getting better.

“He is in his prime. He can lead a franchise. So, for me I love having him as our point guard. I believe in him. I think our group, our organization, believes in him.”

Walker, a two-time All-Star, has played all eight of his NBA seasons with Charlotte but can become a free agent after the season. He said he believes the Hornets are heading in the right direction.

“I think, of course, we’re going to need a few more guys,” Walker said. “But I think those guys have some choices to make as well.”

The Hornets will host the Nuggets on Friday.

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