Kemba Walker is Sick of Losing With the Charlotte Bobcats

by September 30, 2013

Point guard Kemba Walker is sick and tired of all the losing in Charlotte, and alongside big man Al Jefferson, Walker is determined to turn things around for the Bobcats. Per the Charlotte Observer: “Thursday morning 15 or so players were in the practice gym doing 3-on-3 drills with the new coaching staff. Center Al Jefferson, the most significant off-season acquisition, says he’s never seen anything like this in nine previous NBA seasons. ‘A lot of veterans might choose not to, but they’re here. We’re getting together and getting to know one another,’ Jefferson said. ‘I told Kemba (Walker) when I first signed that I’m not coming here to lose. I’m coming here to turn things around,’ Jefferson added. ‘I think (the seriousness of purpose) started with me. If I’m here in September, everyone should be. If Ben Gordon is here, same thing. If Brendan Haywood, a guy who already won a championship (with the Dallas Mavericks) is here, everybody should be here. That’s the way we look at it.’ New coach Steve Clifford was taken aback by how strong attendance has been during these voluntary get-togethers. Much of that was Walker’s doing; as this team’s starting point guard and one of the captains last season, Walker became the driving force in encouraging teammates to be in Charlotte all of September. ‘Basketball is all about chemistry. I asked (Clifford) to put together a schedule and I’d do my best to get guys to show up. There wasn’t the slightest hesitation; they’re down with it about coming,’ Walker said. ‘We have a whole new coaching staff and it’s important we get in sync with those guys. This month will help a whole lot at training camp.’ […] ‘We’re trying to change the culture around here,’ Walker said. ‘I’ve been losing for two years now. I’m sick of it. I’ve been winning my entire career and I want to get that feeling back.'”