Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker, Team Giannis fall in All-Star finale

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The All-Star festivities came to an end in Charlotte on Sunday night, as Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker competed in the NBA’s All-Star game.

At first, it looked like Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker and Team Giannis were in control of the All-Star game against Team LeBron. However, an epic comeback and strong finish for the team in black capped off All-Star weekend with a 178-164 win for Team LeBron.

The Hornets players, Kemba Walker and Miles Bridges, may not have had any success in the events, but it was a major success for the city of Charlotte. The atmosphere was top notch and the NBA has to be satisfied with the result of the weekend.

In case you missed it, Kemba Walker ultimately got eliminated early into the Three-Point Contest, as did Miles Bridges in the Dunk Contest.

It would have been cool to see either of them win, but at the end of the day, just being able to compete during All-Star weekend is a blessing.

Walker, who was a starter for Team Giannis last night, finished the night with just four points on 2-8 shooting. He did move the ball very well, though. Walker finished with eight assists in only 20 minutes of action.

It wasn’t his best game, but it doesn’t matter. He has sealed his status as a star already, and the big thing was entertaining the home crowd. Walker heard the love from the fans all weekend long.

Walker had some good chemistry with the other players. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was the captain for his team, put on a dunk clinic and had a game-high 38 points in just 27 minutes. Paul George and Khris Middleton both chipped in 20 points each.

Kevin Durant led the way for Team LeBron, and eventually walked away with the All-Star game MVP. He ended up with 31 points and six three-pointers in the win.

The game also had one of the better halftime shows in recent memory, as rapper J-Cole put on a spectacular show for the fans.

This has been an awesome weekend for the Charlotte Hornets franchise, but now it’s time to get back to the real stuff. The Hornets will be back in action on Friday, as they play an important game against the Washington Wizards.

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Each game remaining for the Hornets is going to be important as we inch closer and closer to playoff basketball. Charlotte currently sits in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, but a lot can happen between now and the end of the season.

Get ready, Hornets fans. The playoff push is underway.