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Kemba Walker has no regrets about deciding to call it quits prematurely last season for the New York Knicks with his knee injury ailing.

Walker told Peter Botte of the New York Post that it was a “selfish decision” for him to place that move with him not gaining plenty of playing time and experiencing a rough stretch as a Knick.

“It wasn’t that tough, to be honest. It was a selfish decision, actually,” Walker told Peter Botte of the New York Post. “I was looking out for myself. I wanted to get right. At that time, I wasn’t playing much at all. So it just didn’t make sense. To be honest, I just kept working. Working my butt off trying to get myself back. These guys gave me a call. So that’s definitely much appreciated.”

Walker only lasted 37 games for the Knicks, chalking up 11.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 boards while struggling in 40.3 percent shooting across 25.6 minutes played.

As such, New York opted to capitalize on his value and traded him to the Detroit Pistons in a package. He went for a buyout and now finding himself looking to revive his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

Despite the short stint of being in the Knicks while not blending well into their system by coach Tom Thibodeau, the former All-Star guard has no ill feelings for the club.

“I’m from New York. I’m always going to root for my team. Ain’t no bad blood at all,” he said. “It meant a lot. It was cool. Especially when they were chanting my name in the Garden. That was a super-dope feeling. 

“I’m a New York City kid, born and raised. Those were some great memories for me that I will remember and definitely cherish for a very long time.”