WATCH: Kemba Walker Goes Full Steph Curry, Nails 70 Threes in Five Minutes

Published 03/07/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket against the New York Knicks in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


Kemba Walker is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. The former All-Star has made an impact wherever has played, given that he is one of the most naturally gifted scorers in the leaguetoday. Despite him not getting his due, Walker continues to prove his doubters wrong. During a practice shoot-out, he showed how lethal he can be from a distance.

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Kemba Walker goes three-crazy

Kemba Walker was seen shooting around prior to the Celtics’ game against the Dallas Mavericks. During the shootout, Walker manifested his inner Steph Curry. He proceeded to score 70 three-pointers consecutively. What makes this more impressive is that Walkers was able to put on this shooting display in under five minutes.

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Walker is one of the best shooters in the NBA. He has shown on a consistent basis that he can score from anywhere on the court. But his range from beyond the arc is matched by few others in the NBA today. The Celtics’ guard has a great knack for scoring three-pointers, especially when he gets on a streak. However, this season has been difficult for him so far.

Walker had been nursing in injury from the 2020 NBA playoffs, which kept him away from the team. Since returning to the team, however, he has not looked like the same player. Walker has been struggling this season, and his numbers are not nearly as impressive as they were a few seasons ago.

Walker struggling this year

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For the season, Walker is averaging 18 points and 4 assists per game. His scoring output this year is his lowest since 2015. The Celtics will hope that Walker can improve during the second half of the season. He is a crucial part of the Celtics system, primarily as a scoring guard to compliment Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Jan 27, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) blocks the shot of Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the fourth quarter at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

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Can Kemba Walker turn his fortunes around this season? He has some time off, thanks to the All-Star break. For the first time in five years, Walker is not an All-Star this season. He could use the snub as motivation to find form again, as the Boston Celtics look to turn their season around and secure a high seed going into the 2021 NBA playoffs.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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