Kemba Hudley Walker, who was born on May 8, 1990, is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA (NBA). Walker was chosen ninth by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA draught in 2011.
She lived in The Bronx, New York City. A year after graduating from Rice High School in 2008, he went on to play for the Connecticut Huskies in college. As a player for the Huskies in 2010–11, Walker was named a consensus first-team All-American and was second in the country in points.
He also led them to the NCAA championship and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Walker has been an All-Star in the NBA four times, so he is very good at his job.
|Full Name||Kemba Hudley Walker|
|Birth Date||May 8, 1990|
|Birth Place||Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Father’s Name||Paul Walker|
|Mother’s Name||Andrea Walker|
|Siblings||3; Akil Walker (Brother), Keya Walker (Brother), Sharifa Walker (Sister)|
|Education||Rice High School, University of Connecticut|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Height||Six ft. 0 in. (or 183 cm)|
|Weight||184 pounds (or 83 kg)|
|Position in team||Point Guard|
|Affiliations||Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (Former), Boston Celtics (Current)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Social Media||Twitter: @KembaWalker, Instagram: @_kw15|
|Last Update||April 2022|
- On May 8, 1990, Kemba was born in Bronx, New York, U.S. He was born in the Bronx. Born to Paul Walker and Andrea Walker, he is the son of the two of them. She is his sister. He has two brothers and one sister.
- When he was born, his mother is an African-American who was born in Antigua and raised there. His father is also from Antigua. This person is from the United States, and he is of African American descent. If he has any religion or not, we don’t know what it is or what kind of religion he has.
- There were Sack-Wern Houses where Kemba lived when he was a child. He went to Rice High School in Harlem, New York. He went on to study at the University of Connecticut after high school, then.
High School Career
- Rice High School is in Harlem, New York City. Walker went there. At Madison Square Garden, Walker played against Simeon Career Academy and Derrick Rose, a senior, once during his junior year. Walker and Rose won the game 53–51, and Walker was named MVP.
- This is how he did during his senior year: He scored 18.2 points and made 5.3 assists per game, which made him an All-American. He was able to play for the elite New York City Gauchos, the best AAU basketball team for kids.
- Jordan Theodore, Darryl Bryant, Devin Hill, and Danny Jennings were also there. Walker’s team was the best in the country. In 2008, Walker was the No. 5 point guard and the No. 14 player in the country.
— Kemba Walker (@KembaWalker) September 4, 2021
- First-year at the University of Connecticut, Walker played in every game and was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. This is how it works: Because of him, the Huskies were able to get a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2009.
- Walker played in all 34 games for the Huskies in 2009–2010. He averaged 14.6 points per game. On top of that, he scored 18 points at Virginia Tech, which was his eighth lead-scoring game out of the last nine games of this season.
- People who write about basketball named Walker to the First Team All-District. When Connecticut qualified for the NCAA’s 2010 National Invitation Tournament, they lost to Virginia Tech. They finished the season with a record of 18–16 (7–11) in league play.
- In the 2011 Big East Tournament, Walker hit the game-winning shot at the end of the game to beat the Pittsburgh Panthers, who were ranked No. 3. This meant that the Huskies would go to the semifinals. UConn won the next Big East Championship against Louisville, and Walker was named the tournament’s best player in the process.
- March 14, 2011, was a big day for Walker. The U.S. Basketball Writers Association named him a First Team All-American, with only Fox Sports picking him to the Second Team.
- During the 2010–11 season, he did an amazing job. He was a finalist for the Association’s college player of the year award, which is called the Oscar Robertson Trophy. In spite of coming in second place to Jimmer Fredette for this award, at least some journalists thought that Walker was the best player that year.
- On April 4, 2011, Walker led the University of Connecticut to victory in the Division I Championship, with 16 points of his own. He also won the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player award for the tournament.
- This is what happened: When the team came back from Houston, they had a party to celebrate the National Title. Walker was added to the Huskies of Honor. A men’s basketball player has now been named the first person in that group to get the honor since it was first announced in December 2006.
- It took three years for Walker to finish UConn. Accordingly, he went to the NBA draught in 2011 and was chosen ninth by the Charlotte Bobcats. He became the first rookie from the 2011 draught class to sign a long-term deal with Under Armour, and he did it for shoes.
- The first game-winner of Walker’s career came on November 14, 2012, when he scored a basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With 22 points on 9 of 19 shooting, he also had 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals in the game. He also had 22 points.
- In the 2012–13 season, Kemba averaged 16.7 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 1 steal per game, which is what he did in each game. He made a lot of progress in his first year. John Walker hit a buzzer-beating shot in overtime to beat the Toronto Raptors on December 18, 2013.
- As a team, he scored 26 points and grabbed 5, with 10/18 shooting from the field, on the night. On February 19, 2014, Walker had 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 16 assists in a 116–98 win over the Detroit Pistons. This was a record for him.
- The next day, he signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Hornets. On December 5, 2014, Walker scored his second game-winning basket of the season in a 103–102 victory over the New York Knicks. This was the second time this season that Walker had done this.
- On January 3 and 7, Walker scored 30, 33, and 31 points in victories over the Orlando Magic, the Boston Celtics, and the New Orleans Pelicans, respectively. He joined Larry Johnson, Glen Rice, and Kelly Tripucka as one of only four players in Charlotte Hornets history to score 30 or more points three or more times in a row.
- On November 23, 2015, Walker scored 39 points in a 127–122 overtime win over the Sacramento Kings. This was a record for the season at the time. On January 18, 2016, Walker scored 52 points in a 124–119 double-overtime win over the Utah Jazz. This was a record for both Walker and the Utah Jazz.
- During Charlotte’s 99–95 win over the Brooklyn Nets on November 4, 2016, Walker scored a season-high 30 points. This helped the team go 4–1 for the first time since 2000. A game against the Toronto Raptors went down to the wire. He scored 40 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and set up six assists in a 113–111 loss.
- On July 6, 2019, Walker became a Celtic when he signed a deal with Charlotte worth $141 million over four years.
- Game Four and Game Five of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets in 2021 were missed by Walker because he had a bone bruise in his left knee, so he didn’t play. The Celtics lost in five games.
- June 18, 2021, is when Walker was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for big men Moses Brown and Al Horford. The Celtics also gave up a 2025 second-round draught pick and a 2021 first-round draught pick (16th). In 2021, Walker was no longer a member of the Thunder, so they let him go.
- The New York Knicks signed him on August 11. On October 20, Walker played his first game for the Knicks. He scored 10 points and set up eight assists in a 138–134 double-overtime victory over the Boston Celtics.
- Because Walker had a problem with his knee in January 2022, he had to miss a lot of games. In February 2022, the Knicks and Walker agreed that Walker would be out for the rest of the season.
— Kemba Walker (@KembaWalker) April 15, 2020
Walker is the son of Paul and Andrea Walker, and he has a big brother named Walker. His parents met in Antigua, where his father is from. His mother is from St. Croix and grew up in the Bronx. When he was a child, he had two older brothers and two younger sisters named Akil and Keya.
Walker grew up in the Sack-Wern Houses in Soundview, the Bronx, where he lived until he was about 10. It turns out that Walker is also a good dancer. He sang three times at the Apollo Theater for the TV show Showtime at the Apollo. He did this three times.
The mixtape was made with the help of DJ Skee and Skee Sports on June 21, 2011. The mixtape has songs that Walker likes and that are inspired by him.
In 2011, Walker signed a long-term deal with Under Armour. In 2015, Walker’s contract with Under Armour came to an end. Later, he signed with Jordan Brand, which is a part of Nike.
Kemba Walker’s Salary and Net Worth
He signed with the New York Knicks on a two-year deal worth $1.8 million a year. The deal was worth $17,894,491, with $17,894,491 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $1.8 million. This year, Walker’s base salary for 2021-22 is $871,000.
That’s the same as his salary for the year before that. His cap hit is $8,729,020 and his dead cap value is also $8,729,020. As of this year, Kemba Walker’s salary for the 2021-22 NBA season is $0,727,418 per month, $121,236 for each game, $31,309 for each quarter, and $2.526 for each minute.