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Kemba Walker Announces His Retirement From The Game Of Basketball

The game just won't be the same without Kemba!

He won a national championship with the UConn Huskies and was selected to the NBA All-Star team four times. Kemba Walker He announced his retirement from basketball, the news he announced in a social media post on Tuesday.

“I don't think I could have gotten to this point without the incredible support system around me,” Walker said in a statement. “There are so many people I want to thank: my mom, my dad, my entire family, my teammates who are like family, and the coaching staff who believed in me and brought out the best in me.”

After winning a national championship with the Huskies, Walker was selected ninth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the then-Charlotte Bobcats. (Related: Donovan Mitchell lands big deal with three-year, $150.3 million contract extension with Cleveland Cavaliers: Report)

It was the 34-year-old's best season yet. 2018-19 During his time with Charlotte, Walker averaged a career-high 25.6 points per game. He was named to the All-NBA Third Team that season and remains the Hornets' franchise all-time leading scorer.

Walker was then acquired by the Boston Celtics in a sign-and-trade deal, but injuries began to contribute to his decline. He later played for the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks.

For his career, Walker averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

As many of you know, the Queen City is a place I frequented before settling down in Florida, and I've been to a few Charlotte games to watch Kemba play and I've always been a fan of his.

It's really sad to see him go. We don't know when or if we'll see the next Kemba.

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