Learn the Inspiring Story of the Charlotte Hornets’ Star Point Guard Kemba Walker!
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In Kemba Walker: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Most Explosive Point Guards, you will learn the inspirational story of one of basketball's most dynamic point guards, Kemba Walker. Since entering the league in 2011, Walker has become the face of the Charlotte Hornets franchise.
Walker has evolved his game every single year to become one of the most lethal scorers in the game today. Statistically, he has improved his field goal percentages to mark that of an elite point guard. It's hard to believe that just a few seasons ago, Walker struggled from behind the three-point arc. That's no longer the case and his statistical improvements are simply a mark of his dedication to the game. In this book, we'll learn more about Kemba Walker's journey into the NBA, his impact on the game, and his growing legacy as one of the best offensive point guards to grace the courts in the modern era of basketball.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:
- Childhood and Early Life
- High School Career
- Walker's College Career at UConn: Spitfire Freshman, Sophomore Season, and the Miracle Run in Junior Year
- NBA Career
- Walker's Rise to Alpha Status
- Kemba's Personal LIfe
- Walker's Impact, Legacy, and Future
An excerpt from the book:
NBA eras are defined by the players and positions that dominate the landscape during those days. Centers and big men dominated the early years of the NBA with mountains such as Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becoming the staple names back in the 60's and 70's. The 80's had its share of centers that dominated the league, but the highlight of those days were perimeter players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.
While the 90's also relied mostly on centers such as Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson, and Patrick Ewing, among others, the earlier part of the new millennium saw the birth of the NBA's reliance on versatile forwards such as Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and LeBron James. The NBA had only a few elite guards during that era.
But there has been a drastic change since the late 2000's up to today's modern NBA era. The league has tended towards relying mostly on point guards, but not for their ability to run plays or to make passes. This was not the time when teams relied on excellent passers such as Magic Johnson, Steve Nash, and Jason Kidd to make life easier for scorers waiting in the wings. This is an era where teams rely on point guards to do nearly everything—scoring, passing, and leading.
The NBA trend of relying on point guards started when Chris Paul was leading the New Orleans Hornets in virtually every category back in the late 2000's. Then came the time when Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook broke onto the scene to wow crowds and fellow players alike with their jaw-dropping athletic abilities and with their penchant for doing everything on the floor. Rose would become the youngest MVP in league history, but has since been marred by injuries. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook has transformed into a walking triple-double machine.
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