Stephen Curry heaps praise on Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images) /

After Sunday night’s All-Star game, Stephen Curry had some real nice words for Charlotte Hornets All-Star guard Kemba Walker.

It’s been a special weekend for Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets. He participated in the Three-Point Contest, and started in the NBA’s All-Star game in front of the home crowd in Charlotte.

Walker has earned the right to be in this position. Fans and players around the league have taken notice of the veteran guard, including Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry.

After the conclusion of the All-Star game, Curry faced the media and praised Kemba Walker for what he has done for the Charlotte Hornets franchise:

"“Kemba, he’s breaking all these records.” Curry said. “It’s unbelievable to see how he’s established himself as a premier NBA player. To do it here in Charlotte and get the city behind him and give them something to root for, I think it’s truly special. Something that I respect so much.”"

Curry could not have said it any better. Walker has come a long way since coming into the league, and is arguably the best player to ever put on a Charlotte Hornets uniform. What he has done for this franchise is incredible.

Walker is now a three-time All-Star, and is averaging a career-high 24.9 points to go with 4.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

The big knock on Walker is that he has only been to the playoffs twice in his eight year career, and didn’t make it out of the first round on either occasion. He has a chance to make his third playoff appearance this season, which would be big for the franchise.

Walker is a competitive player, and he just wants to win. He will be a free agent this summer, so the organization must show him that they are all-in on improving the roster and being a perennial playoff team.

It’s awesome to see Walker getting praise from Curry, who is one of the best point guards of all time and a guy who has North Carolina roots. He’s been rumored to join the Hornets in the past, but that’s not going to happen. It would be fun to see a Walker/Curry back court, though.

They did get to play together in the All-Star game, and they both participated in the Three-Point Contest. Curry is probably the best point guard in the league, but Walker can’t be that far behind him. He’s taken his game to another level this season for the Hornets.

Curry is averaging a ridiculous 28.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season for Golden State while shooting 44 percent from three-point range.

The All-Star weekend has been fun, and it was really nice to see Kemba Walker get some national recognition. Now, Walker and the Charlotte Hornets must focus on securing a spot in the playoffs as we enter the home stretch of the regular season.

The Hornets will play Curry and the Warriors twice after the All-Star break, with the first meeting being exactly one week away in Charlotte. They will then face off in Golden State on March 31st.

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We will see if Walker can back up what Curry said about him. It’s going to be a tough two games for the Hornets, but having to go up against the NBA Champions will be a real test for this team.