Ahead of his free agency this summer, Kemba Walker reiterated his commitment to the Charlotte Hornets in an interview with Jared Weiss of The Athletic.
“Charlotte’s definitely my first priority. That’s where I’ve been for eight years and that’s all I know. Not many people get a chance to play for one NBA team throughout their career,” Walker told Weiss.
Walker qualified for the supermax extension from the Hornets after making the third-team All-NBA this season, which could pay him $221.3 million over 5 years.
Walker credited a discussion with Tony Parker for his aggressive mindset. The former Spurs point guard told Walker that the Hornets needed him to average 25 points a game in order for them to compete every night.
Walker continued to emphasize his love for Charlotte and the Hornets organization.
“Charlotte is my home, man. I’ve been there for eight years and it’s been the most amazing eight years of my life…The organization has been great and gave me my opportunity,” added Walker.