Kemba Walker opens up about how Michael Jordan changed his life

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Kemba Walker spoke about the night he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and the role of Michael Jordan as a mentor.

Jordan and the Hornets (then the Bobcats) selected Walker with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Walker spent eight years with Charlotte (2011-2019), becoming one of the top players in the league and making three All-Star teams.

“Also, [he] changed my life as well on draft night. Never in a million years did I ever think that I would be playing for MJ and be able to have a relationship with him.

And I did. That’s like my big brother. I appreciate him. Very grateful to him and what he’s done for me and my family and how he helped me progress through my career,” Walker said in a video posted on the official Twitter account of the Boston Celtics.