Kemba Walker has announced his retirement from basketball

Basketball: Kemba Walker, the four-time NBA All-Star guard, has announced his retirement. Walker, 34, did not participate in the NBA this season, but he did play for AS Monaco in the EuroLeague.

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Kemba Walker, the four-time NBA All-Star guard, has announced his retirement. Walker, 34, did not participate in the NBA this season, but he did play for AS Monaco in the EuroLeague. On Tuesday, he revealed his decision via social media.

Walker averaged 19.3 points in 750 career regular-season games for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (2011-19), Boston Celtics (2019-21), New York Knicks (2021-22), and Dallas Mavericks (2023). Walker is Charlotte's all-time best scorer, with 12,009 points, surpassing Dell Curry (9.839).

He appeared in four consecutive All-Star Games from 2017 to 20 and was named third-team all-NBA during his last season with Charlotte in 2018-19. That followed an outstanding collegiate career at UConn. Walker led UConn to the national championship in 2011, and he was awarded the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.

Walker was traded by the Hornets to the Boston Celtics in advance of the 2019–20 campaign. In his first season in Boston, Walker made another All-Star team and went on to play three more NBA seasons. During his final NBA season with the Dallas Mavericks, he was restricted to nine games due to a nagging knee condition that required three operations along the way. After playing just a few minutes for Monaco in the previous season, he has decided to end his career.

He ended his legacy in basketball

In 12 NBA seasons, Walker averaged 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. His shooting percentages were 36% from three-point range and 41.8% from the field. 24 points, 5.9 assists, and 25.6 points per game characterised his final season in Charlotte Hornets.

As a UConn great and the face of the Hornets' comeback from the Bobcats upon the NBA's return to Charlotte, he left a lasting basketball legacy. As the all-time top scorer for the Hornets, he retires.

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