Kemba Walker became the all-time leading scorer for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night and both Michael Jordan and LeBron James were there to congratulate him.
Walker surpassed Stephen Curry’s dad, Dell Curry, to become the all-time leading scorer for the Charlotte franchise during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. Moments after the Hornets point guard solidified his claim to the title, James congratulated him on the court.
“Listen, if you can be the all-time leading scorer in any franchise, that’s incredible,” James said after the game. “That’s an incredible feat. I definitely went over and just told him how incredible that was. Even though with the season that they’re having, when accomplishments happen throughout the season, you try not to take them for granted. I think it’s an incredible feat for him.”
After the game Michael Jordan also praised his star point guard for his incredible achievement.
“I’m really happy for Kemba. Becoming a franchise’s all-time leading scorer is a big accomplishment and it’s a testament to his hard work, dedication and passion for the game of basketball. He exemplifies what it means to be a hornet,” the Hornets chairman said. “His effort, leadership and commitment to our team and the city of Charlotte is second to none. I’m proud to have him on our team. Congratulations, Kemba!”
Despite his amazing achievement and earning congratulations from the two best to ever play the game of basketball, Walker was able to put the milestone in perspective.
“It’s super special because of all of the doubt I’ve gotten throughout my career and all of the criticism, but I just continue to prove them wrong,” Walker said. “That’s what I’m about. I’m about working, getting better and proving people wrong. Like I said, I’m not supposed to be here. This is an unbelievable accomplishment, and I’m so excited that I was able to do it tonight at home.”