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Kemba Walker Named All-Star Game Starter (VIDEO)



Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will start for the Eastern Conference in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game which will take place on his home court at Spectrum Center in February, the league announced Thursday. 

This marks Walker’s third consecutive NBA All-Star selection and his first as a starter.  


Walker is the third Hornet player to start an All-Star Game joining Larry Johnson (1993) and Eddie Jones (2000). 

He also joins Glen Rice as the only players to represent Charlotte in three All-Star Games. 


Walker is averaging a career-high 25.0 points, 5.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. 


Originally selected by Charlotte with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, Walker is Charlotte’s all-time leading scorer (11,081).  


The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17 at Spectrum Center, returning to Charlotte for the first time since 1991. 

















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