New York Knicks
Kemba Walker was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. His crowning moment in high school was his 53-51 victory of Derrick Rose as their two squads squared off in Madison Square Garden. Kemba made the McDonald's All-American Team. His AAU team finished first in the nation his senior year. Kemba chose Connecticut to play his college basketball. Kemba played three years for the Huskies. In his junior year, Kemba led the Huskies to the Big East Championship and won the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Later that April, Kemba declared for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Kemba was taken ninth in the first round by the then-named Charlotte Bobcats. An injury put him into the starting lineup his first year. Over the next two years, Kemba improved leaps and bounds. In 2014, the Hornets made the playoffs. Two years later they made the playoffs again behind Kemba. In 2017 he was selected a reserve for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. He played in the All-Star Game in 2018. Every year since his first, Kemba has carved out more space for his name amongst the NBA's elite. With franchise ownership on the hands of Michael Jordan, watch for Kemba to continue his growth.
When Michael Jordan is your boss' boss, choosing an endorsement deal is easy. In 2015 when his Under Armor contract expired, he became a Jordan athlete. Coming from the Bronx, the Jordan brand fits Kemba's style well. Distressed denim and retro J's are his look. But just when you think you know a guy's style, you gotta check again. Kemba keeps us double taking every week.