For the first time in his career, Kemba Walker has been named to NBA All-Star team.
Making his FIRST #NBAAllStar appearance… @KembaWalker of the @Hornets!#KembaWalker #BuzzCity pic.twitter.com/8gcmhsP7EF— 2017 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 27, 2017
Walker joins Isaiah Thomas, John Wall, Paul George, Kevin Love, and Paul Milsap among those who were selected as reserves to the Eastern Conference roster. The roster was decided by all 30 coaches in the NBA.
This season, Walker is averaging 23.0 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.1 rebounds a game this season, shooting 45.7 percent from the field, and 41.1 percent from the 3-point line — by far the most productive season of his career. He has constantly led the Hornets, and has been relied on in many late game situations.
There may have been some doubt heading into today as to whether he would make it, given the number of worthy guards in the East. Now it doesn’t matter. Congratulations, Kemba, its well deserved.