Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

With Hard Work, Walker Joins Elite NBA Point Guards

With Hard Work, Walker Joins Elite NBA Point Guards

This was 10 hours before Randy Foye hit a three-point shot at the buzzer at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Ten hours before Kemba Walker raced out to defend Foye, arms up, only to walk silently off the court Monday night as the Nets celebrated like they'd won the NBA title.

The NBA season is a long journey and, after arriving with the Charlotte Hornets on Christmas night, here was Walker pulling off his sneakers after the morning shoot around at the National Basketball Players Association headquarters in Manhattan.

Next to Walker sat teammate Jeremy Lamb, teammates, too, when Walker authored the greatest individual season in UConn basketball history in 2011.

"What...

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