Given that he’s only a smidge over six feet tall (maybe) a lot of folks had written off Kemba Walker‘s basketball career before it even got started. Before he broke ankles en route to an NCAA Championship as a consensus All-American at UConn. Before Charlotte made him a top-10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Before he carried the Hornets to their first playoff wins in over a decade this year.
Now, Walker is the undisputed leader of the franchise owned by Michael Jordan. On Sunday, Kemba celebrated his 26th birthday. On Monday, he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. But he’ll be all set for next season, and we expect big things out of the Bronx, NY native. Check out our original mixtape paying homage to his exploits thus far in the video above. Happy birthday, Kemba!