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03:55  08 november  2019
03:55  08 november  2019 Source:

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Cody Zeller is paying tribute to Kemba Walker with his kicks. Charlotte Hornets . 7hNick DePaula. "From day one when I signed here for the first time, he was probably the most welcoming person that welcomed me to Charlotte ," said Hornets forward Marvin Williams, Walker 's longtime teammate.

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New Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker is making his return to Charlotte to take on the Hornets Thursday night after leaving the team in free agency.

a close up of Kemba Walker in a green shirt © Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Walker, 29, spent the first eight seasons of his career in Charlotte, acting as the face of the franchise while morphing into an All-Star performer.

As Walker makes his return to Charlotte, the Hornets posted this amazing tribute video for the guard.

Fans on hand at the Spectrum Center also gave Walker a standing ovation.

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CHARLOTTE — The first difference Kemba Walker noticed — the first difference noticed by any player who Though he played against the Hornets during exhibition season, last night’s game marked Walker ’s return to Charlotte after leaving for a better contract as well as situation with the Celtics.

Kemba Walker calls returning to Hornets his ‘first priority’ in Japan interview. By Rick Bonnell. The challenge is that signing Walker to by far the largest guaranteed contract in Charlotte sports history could run at cross purposes with improving the roster around him.

The Hornets might not have had a ton of team-wide success with Walker as their best player. But he was a huge part of the community and really did not want to leave Charlotte.

It wasn’t until the team low-balled him in free agency that the former first-round pick opted to sign with the Celtics.

At the very least, this Michael Jordan-led organization is showing its respect to Mr. Walker. It’s a good look.

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