Kemba Walker calls leaving Charlotte for the Celtics as a free agent “an extremely tough decision,” but that he is “truly ready” to win big in Boston.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan thanked the three-time NBA All-Star “for eight incredible seasons.”
Walker, 29, is determined to elevate himself “into that Boston winning tradition.”
Per The Players’ Tribune:
“I’m a winner. I’ve always been a winner. It’s who I am — or at least who I strive to be — anytime I step foot on the court. And when I think about my future with this team, and how I’m now going to be playing for the Celtics….. I mean, that’s why I feel like it’s a match made in heaven. I want to win here, badly — and I’m excited to prove myself as that type of player in this league. I want to elevate myself into that Boston winning tradition. I want to get this team back on top.
“Charlotte….. you are my people forever. You’re family, straight up. I love you.
“And Boston….. I’ll see you all in September. I’m ready. I’m truly ready.
“Let’s do this.”