New York native Kemba Walker is finally back in the Big Apple after being traded from the Boston Celtics to the Knicks.
“I was on vacation, I got the call I got traded. That was it,” Walker, who was born in The Bronx and spent his high school days in Harlem, told reporters in a press conference.”
Walker was originally going to be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, they agreed to a contract buyout, and after a few weeks, the president of the New York Knicks, Leon Rose, called the 31-year-old to bring him home.
Another Celtic, Evan Fournier, was also traded to the Knicks. The French international, who just played in the finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, expressed his excitement on this new journey.
“Well, first of all, The Garden is my favorite arena,” said Fournier. “I’ve been saying that for years. I don’t just say that because I’m a Knick now.”
When asked about the Knicks fans, Fournier said, “I’m from here, we’ve got the best fans in the world. I know what’s up.”