Former NBA star Kemba Walker signs with surprise team

Kemba Walker #8 of the New York Knicks looks on before the first half of their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on November 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photo, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Kemba Walker holds many records in Charlotte Hornets history, but he may not get the chance to carry on that legacy in North Carolina, at least for now.

The former Connecticut Husky was unable to re-establish himself in the league, playing only nine games with the Dallas Mavericks last season.

And due to the lack of interest in his services at this point in his career, he decided to accept a new challenge and take his talents overseas by joining European powerhouse AS Monaco, as reported by Euroleague’s official account.

Walker was a four-time NBA All-Star and a man whose progression was hampered by multiple knee injuries.

After years of trying out on a large number of losing teams, he outbid the Hornets and eventually took his talents to the Boston Celtics.

But a series of team shortcomings and injuries eventually cut that stint short as well.

Walker signed with his hometown New York Knicks after being purchased by the Oklahoma City Thunder, but failed to further his career in the Big Apple.

He is now 33 years old and entering the final stages of his career, but at least he will get a chance to play in a highly competitive tournament when the sun sets.

Perhaps, the Hornets will sign him to a one-day contract to allow him to retire with the organization.

After nine years and leading him in minutes played, field goals made and attempted, three-pointers, free throws, points, win share, value on replacement, and more, he should retire his jersey.

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