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Kemba Walker named to All NBA Third Team

Walker gets some much deserved national recognition.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA announced its All NBA teams today, and the Charlotte Hornets very own Kemba Walker made the list.

This honor has a number of ramifications on Walker’s impending free agency, but we’ll worry about that later.

This is the first time Walker has received an All NBA nomination. He’s the first Charlotte Hornet to make an All NBA team since Al Jefferson in 2014 and the first to make the All Star team and an All NBA in the same season since Eddie Jones in 1999-2000.

Walker finished the 2018-19 season averaging a career high 25.6 points per game to go along with 5.9 assists and 3.2 3-pointers made per game. The only other player in the NBA to match those numbers this season was James Harden.

It’s a much deserved honor for the man who has become the heart and soul of Charlotte basketball over the last nearly eight years.