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Kemba Walker, one of the most outstanding players in the history of NBA, has been with Charlotte Hornets for nearly 8 years, before joining Boston Celtics, in a sign and trade deal. And just as he started his career with the Celtics, he became the first Celtics’ player to have scored 30+ points, 6+ rebounds and 4+ assists in three straight games, since Paul Pierce in 2002. Here are some interesting facts about the basketball player that you probably didn’t know before:

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  1.  He currently holds the NBA record for most three-point field goals through the first three games of a season with 19, surpassing the previous record held by Danilo Gallinari with 18 in the 2009-2010 season.
  2.  With this record, he also became the first player in the history of National Basketball Association to have made five or more three-point field goals in each of the first three games of a season.
  3.  Just as he was drafted, he went on to sign a multi-year shoe deal with Under Armour, Inc., one of the leading American sports equipment companies. He was the first rookie from the 2011 Draft Class to do so.
  4.  When his contract with Under Armour came to an end, he signed with Jordan Brand, a subsidiary of Nike, which specializes in basketball shoes.
  5.  He became the ninth different player in the history of NBA to have connect on 250+ 3-pointers in a season, with his 250th 3-pointer on April 7, 2019, in the game against Detroit Pistons.
  6.  Kemba Hudley Walker was born on May 8, 1990, to Paul Walker and Andrea Walker, in Bronx, New York. He has two brothers – Akil Walker and Keya Walker, and one sister – Sharifa Walker.
  7.  His father is from Antigua, an island in the Lesser Antilles, while his mother is from Saint Croix, an island in the Caribbean Sea. His parents met in his father’s native.
  8.  He grew up in Sack-Wern Houses in Soundview, Bronx. He attended Rice High School in Harlem, New York.
  9.  During his junior year, he once played against Simeon Career Academy and senior guard Derrick Rose in a 53-51 victory at Madison Square Garden.
  10.  He earned a spot on the prestigious McDonald's All-American Team, when he posted 18.2 points and 5.3 assists per game in his senior year.
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  12.  He was considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and was listed as the No. 5 point guard and the No. 14 player in the nation in 2008.
  13.  Walker played in every contest during his freshman year at the University of Connecticut, and was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team.
  14.  In his freshman year, he helped the Huskies achieve a number one seed in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, averaging 25.5 minutes per contest, even though he started in only two games.
  15.  Posting 26.7 points per contest, he earned the name – leading scorer in the nation, just as he played twelve games into his junior campaign. He was also featured on one of the six regional covers of Sports Illustrated magazine.
  16.  His performance in the 2010–11 season made him a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which he finished second to Jimmer Fredette. Several media outlets expressed opinion that it was Walker who deserved the distinction of best player of that year.
  17.  He was honored with the Bob Cousy Award for college basketball's top point guard in the nation, among many other accolades in that season.
  18.  Walker was added to the Huskies of Honor, following the Division I Championship victory, making him the first men's basketball player to receive the distinction since the inaugural class was announced in December 2006.
  19.  He entered the 2011 NBA draft, held on June 23, 2011, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and was selected 9th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats.
  20.  He signed the rookie scale contract with the Bobcats on December 11, 2011, and became their starting point guard, following the team’s D. J. Augustin’s injury.
  21.  In the 2014 – 15 season, he scored 30, 33 and 31 points in winning back-to-back games against Orlando Magic, the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans.
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  23.  With this, he became the fourth player in the history of Charlotte Hornets’ franchise, to have three or more consecutive games of scoring 30+ points.
  24.  During his game against Toronto Raptors on April 5, 2019, he scored 29 points in the 113-111 win, joining Glen Rice as the only players in the history of Charlotte Hornets franchise to have scored more than 2,000 points in a season.
  25.  Following an injury, he was ruled out for six weeks starting January 28, 2015, as he had to undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
  26.  He officially joined the Boston Celtics franchise on July 6, 2019, through a sign and trade deal with Charlotte worth $141 million over 4 years.
  27.  Since his usual number 15 had been retired by the Boston Celtics in honor of Tom Heinsohn, he chose to wear the number 8, while playing for Celtics.
  28.  Having begun his career with 0-28 against LeBron James, he recorded his first head-to-head victory on January 2020, posting 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and a steal.
  29.  Apart from being a basketball player, he is also a very good dancer, and has performed three times at the Apollo Theatre for the TV show “Showtime at the Apollo.”
  30.  In the game against Cleveland Cavaliers on March 28, 2018, he scored 21 points, surpassing Dell Curry’s 9,839 points, to become the Charlotte Hornets franchise’s career scoring leader.
  31.  In collaboration with DJ Skee and Skee Sports, Walker released a mixtape, featuring songs inspired by as well as inspired to Walker, on June 21, 2011.
  32.  Following the 2020 NBA Finals, he received a stem cell injection in his left knee, and was placed on 12 week strengthening program. Due to this, he will be sidelined for the start of the 2020-2021 NBA Season.
  33.  Kemba Walker Net Worth: $18 Million

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