Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker 2021: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Kemba Walker is a six-foot point guard who plays for the New York Knicks in the NBA. Walker was born on May 8, 1990, in Bronx, New York, to Paul and Andrea Walker. He was the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. 

May 22, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives the ball defended by Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) during the first quarter of game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Kemba Walker's High School & College Stats

Walker attended Rice High School, a private institution where he honed his basketball skills. He averaged 18.2 points and 5.3 assists as a senior, which earned him a spot in the 2008 McDonald’s All-American game. 

The five-star recruit then committed to play for UConn, where he flourished with his natural talent. His game with the University of Connecticut saw an upward curve as he got better with each passing year. 

Massive success came when Kemba Walker led UConn to the National Championship in 2011. He fulfilled his expectations as a junior. One of Walker's most memorable moments came when he hit the game-winning buzzer-beater to knockout #3 ranked Pittsburgh Panthers. 

His averages of 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.5 assists guided UConn to the NCAA Division I championship game, where he scored 16 points to seal the title and earn the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player honor. 

Kemba Walker NBA Career

As for his virtual self, Walker is a well-designed athlete in the NBA 2K21 game. The former Celtics guard was awarded a 86 overall rating owing to his displays in the previous season. But in NBA 2K22, his ratings dropped to 83 with a playmaker's build and 43 badges in total.

Walker went down as the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft as the then Charlotte Bobcats selected him. He impressed with his shooting and started all 82 games as a sophomore. Walker quickly transformed as Charlotte's integral roster piece. 

He led them to the 2014 playoffs and put up impressive numbers against the Miami Heat, but they still got swept by LeBron James and co.

Things at the newly renamed Hornets franchise quickly turned into a one-man show, and Walker was doing it all. 

He enjoyed a tremendous scoring run in 2019 as he finished the season with averages of 25.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. To date, Walker leads the Hornets' history books in most field goals made, three-point field goals made, free-throws made, and minutes played. 

The time was eventually up for Walker with the Hornets as the Boston Celtics came calling in 2019. Both parties developed a mutual interest, after which he was sent to the Celtics via a sign and trade. 

Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) defends against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) in the third quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The times of struggle

Walker had a bitter-sweet debut season in Boston, which was partially plagued by injuries. However, the Celtics made it to the Eastern Conference Finals and Walker averaged 19.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds during the postseason that ended with a defeat against NBA Finalists Miami Heat. Then in the 2021 playoffs, the injury-plagued Walker played just three games and averaged a postseason low 12.7 points.

This perhaps forced the C's to trade him to the OKC. Later, just as the Thunder waived him off, the veteran finally united with his hometown squad in the NY Knicks.

Major Achievements 

4× NBA All-Star (2017–2020)

All-NBA Third Team (2019)

2× NBA Sportsmanship Award (2017, 2018)

NCAA champion (2011)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2011)

Consensus first-team All-American (2011)

Bob Cousy Award (2011)

Big East Tournament MVP (2011)

McDonald's All-American (2008)

Second-team Parade All-American (2008)

Kemba Walker NBA Stats

Walker’s truly evolved as one of the NBA’s most clutch players. His shooting range is incredible and in the 2020-21 season, Walker averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game.

Kemba Walker Current Contract

Walker signed a two-year $18 million contract with the Knicks that keeps him with the franchise till 2023. He will then be an unrestricted free agent.

Kemba Walker 2021 Net Worth and Endorsements

Celebrity Net Worth estimate Kemba Walker’s value at $20 million as the New York native has earned a fortune through his NBA contracts. Walker’s career earnings landed at $123,274,126 upon the completion of the 2021 season. 

Walker previously was under a deal with Under Armour, but later signed a sneaker deal with Jordan Brand in 2015. 

Kemba Walker NBA Sneaker Contract

Walker was instantly signed by Under Armour after getting drafted in 2011, but he switched to Jordan Brand in 2015. The Knicks star recently donned the ‘Air Jordan 35s’ and has worn several other designs as well. 

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Age

31
Marital Status

Dating Ashtyn Montgomery

Children

NBA Championship Rings

Nationality

American
Height

6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Weight

184 lb (83 kg)
Wingspan

6 ft 2 in (1.92 m)

How to contact Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker Instagram: _kw15

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Kemba Walker Twitter: @KembaWalker

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