Kemba Walker

Born:     May 8, 1990
Birthplace:   Bronx, NY
Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Career

Kemba Hudley Walker (born May 8, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA draft. Walker grew up in The Bronx, New York, and graduated from Rice High School in 2008. Walker played college basketball for the Connecticut men's basketball team. In the 2010–11 season, Walker was unanimously selected for the All-Big East first team, Walker was the second-leading college basketball scorer in the United States and led the Huskies to the 2011 Big East championship and 2011 NCAA championship and was named as the tournament's most outstanding player for both championships. He is a three-time NBA All-Star.


He served as the National Director for the Youth and College Division of the NAACP and the Vice-President of Russell Simmons’ Hip Ho

p Summit Action Network.

He worked with Steve Harvey on his 2014 best-selling book Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success.


Personal Life and Family

Walker is the son of Paul and Andrea Walker. His mother is a Crucian, raised in Antigua of Antiguan parentage, and his father is Antiguan. He has two brothers Akil and Keya and one sister Sharifa.


Walker grew up in the Sack-Wern Houses in Soundview, Bronx.

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.

In 2011, Walker signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Under Armour. In 2015, Walker's contract with Under Armour expired. He subsequently signed with Jordan Brand, a subsidiary of Nike.

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