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Hornets’ Kemba Walker picks his all-time team

Kemba Walker, Allen Iverson, LeBron James

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has become a household name in the NBA. The lightning-fast point guard has been selected as an All-Star for two consecutive years already.

SB Nation’s Kristian Winfield sat down with Walker at the recent NBPA camp as the latter talked about his best lineup of all time.

It is no surprise that Walker included Allen Iverson on the list. They almost have the same size, and both excel at driving down the lane and finishing creatively under the rim. The inclusion of Michael Jordan and LeBron James are no shock, either. But Walker’s fearless and take-no-prisoners attitude could be embodied well through Kevin Garnett and Shaquille O’Neal.

Walker looks up to these five NBA legends as the undisputed leader of a Hornets team trying to find its way. While rumors of trading Walker have been circulating since last season, the team currently seems to be set on retaining the point guard.

With a faster offensive style of play this upcoming season on deck, Walker could increase his 2017-18 season averages of 22.1 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds. It remains to be seen if new head coach James Borrego will employ a Tony Parker and Walker backcourt on the same floor, as that would obviously create disadvantages for them at the defensive end.

Walker turned 28 this year and is entering his prime. The 2011 No. 9 pick overall will again lean on his deadly pull-ups from mid-range and his dribble-drive excellence on his mission to lead his team to the postseason.