Kemba Walker Trademarks
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February 2, 2024
Kemba Walker is a point guard for the New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. He is a former NCAA Division I Champion and a four-time NBA All-Star.
Kemba Hudley Walker was born in The Bronx, New York on May 8, 1990. His mother Andrea is from St. Croix and his father Paul is from Antigua. He was raised with his two brothers and two sisters in Soundview, Bronx.
He played basketball at Rice High School in Harlem, New York. As a junior, Walker had the opportunity to play against a team led by future NBA star, Derrick Rose at Madison Square Garden. As a senior, he averaged more than 18 points per game, which led him to be named a Second-team Parade All-American and earned him an invitation to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game. By the time Walker was ready to graduate from high school, he was a highly sought-after five-star recruit. He was considered the fifth-best point guard in the nation.
Walker decided to attend the University of Connecticut, where he would have the opportunity to come off the bench as a freshman. His play time was far greater than the typical bench player and he played in every single game. Walker helped his team reach the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament and he was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. As a sophomore, he averaged more than 14 points per game and was named to the First Team All-District and Third-team All-Big East.
As a junior, Walker appeared on the cover of a regional Sports Illustrated magazine, which helped to propel him to national prominence. That year he helped to lead his team to a conference championship as well as an NCAA title. He was named NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Big East Tournament MVP, First-team All-Big East, a consensus first-team All-American and the Bob Cousy Award winner.
Walker graduated from the University of Connecticut and entered the NBA Draft in 2011. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets (then Bobcats) and signed his rookie deal with them. He also signed a four-year sponsorship with Under Armor around this time. His rookie season was the lock-out shortened season of 2011-2012, nonetheless, he thrived after being named as a starter due to a teammate’s injury. He recorded his first triple-double in January and was invited to the All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.
Although his seasons were often shortened due to injuries, such as plantar fasciitis and a torn lateral meniscus which required surgery, Walker was a solid player for Charlotte. At the end of the 2015-2016 season, he had to have surgery on his left knee to repair a torn meniscus for the second time in his professional career.
In 2015, he also signed a new endorsement deal with the Jordan Brand (under Nike) after his Under Armor deal expired.
At the end of the following season, he had to undergo another procedure on the same knee. Nonetheless, he was invited to play in the NBA All-Star Game and he was named the NBA Sportsmanship Award winner.
Walker had a stellar 2017-2018 season, becoming the first player in Hornets history to have 200 games with at least 20 points. He also became the franchise’s career scoring leader in the same season. For the second year in a row, he was invited to play in the NBA All-Star Game and named the NBA Sportsmanship Award winner.
He started the 2018-2019 season by setting another franchise record, this one for the most points scored in a season opener (41). Walker played another fantastic season including his third trip to the NBA All-Star Game. At the end of the season, he was named All-NBA Third Team for the first time in his career.
Walker was traded to the Celtics for the 2019-2020 season in a sign-and-trade deal that gave him a salary of over $140 million for the following four years. He played well until the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the teams returned to play in the bubble, he helped to lead his team to the Eastern Conference Finals where the team lost out to the Miami Heat. Walker was again invited to play in the NBA All-Star Game that season.
Before the start of the next season, Walker was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder where he arranged to buy out his own contract before signing with the New York Knicks. Walker is still an active player for the Knicks.
In 2020, Kemba Walker filed a trademark application for a logo that shows wings with a stylized version of his initials, “K” and “W” and his one-time jersey number “8” for different types of clothing like jackets and hoodies as well as jewelry and watches.
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