KEMBA WALKER HAS HIT HIS PRIME! I REPEAT- KEMBA WALKER HAS HIT HIS PRIME! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF TEAMS TAKE COVER!
No; this is not a drill. Kemba Walker is taking over the NBA one game at a time, and the league is taking notice. On opening night, Kemba dropped 41 points on seven three-point shots in a one-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Two nights later in Orlando, Walker scored 26 points in only 27 minutes in a blowout win versus in the Magic. Last night, Kemba completed his unbelievable week with 39 points on another seven three-point performance in a one-point win to the Heat.
On March 28, 2018, Kemba Walker put his name in the NBA record books, when he scored a reverse layup on the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had passed up Dell Curry for the most points in Hornets franchise history, a record that had stood for over 26 years. Now just three games into the new season, Kemba has already begun setting new records.
With a whopping 19 makes from three-point range in the first three games of the season, Walker is now in the record books. No other player has ever scored 19 that quickly. That wasn’t the only record set by Kemba that night, however. Kemba Walker also scored his 10000th point that night, truly cementing himself as an NBA star.
How Farfetched Is An MVP?
At least for now, Kemba Walker is leading the league in points with over 35 points per game. He has had the most surprising start of the season, similar to how Giannis Antetokounmpo started last season.
Obviously, we can’t expect him to continue to average that many points for the remainder of the season. I do, however, think that somewhere within the 25-30 point range could be fair for Kemba who is the first, second, and third scoring options on the awful Hornets roster.
Should the 6’1 point guard manage to continue to average over 25 points while dragging the lowly Hornets into the playoffs, how farfetched would an MVP award really be? With James Harden, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, and Giannis Antetokounmpo all in the race, Kemba Walker can’t slow down. There is always possibility, though.