Kemba Walker becomes Hornets' career scoring leader
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 29, 2018 09:29 AM
Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
By Steve Reed, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker has become the Charlotte Hornets' career scoring leader.
The six-foot point guard broke Dell Curry's record of 9,839 points with a reverse layup with 20 seconds left in the Hornets' 118-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
THERE IT IS!!!!! KEMBA WALKER IS THE NEW CHARLOTTE HORNETS ALL-TIME SCORING LEADER! pic.twitter.com/A5r2xiIooW— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 29, 2018
"I'm not supposed to be here. A lot of people from where I'm from don't make it... this is a huge accomplishment." - @KembaWalker after he passed Dell Curry to become the all-time leading scorer in @hornets franchise history #BuzzCity pic.twitter.com/7ROAurY8dF— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 29, 2018
Walker entered the game needing 20 points to eclipse the mark. He scored 21.
The 27-year-old Walker broke down in tears after breaking the mark.
Walker said earlier in the day following shootaround that he was eager to break the record in front of the home crowd — and Curry.
Curry, the father of two-time league MVP Stephen Curry, works as broadcaster for the Hornets. He was on hand for the record-breaking night, which Walker says "is really cool."