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Kemba Walker will start the All Star game

The Hornets star will start in front of the home crowd in Charlotte.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced the All Star starters tonight, and Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will be one of them. It will be the third appearance at the All Star game for the eighth year pro, but it’s the first time he’s made it as a starter.

Walker is averaging a career high 25 points per game to go along with 5.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.2 3-pointers made per game. The scoring output is the twelfth highest in the league and the 3-pointers are the fifth highest mark in the league.

This is a huge accomplishment for Walker, who has improved his game every year in the league. He came into the league as a high volume, inefficient guard and has transformed into one of the craftiest players in the league. Now he gets his first All Star start in the arena where he’s played all of his professional home games? It doesn’t get any better than that.

Congratulations Kemba, from At the Hive and from Hornets fans everywhere.