Kemba Walker, the Bronx native who played high school ball at Rice in Harlem, is coming home to run the point for the Knicks.
“We are beyond thrilled to bring native New Yorker Kemba Walker back to the city he’s proud to call home,” Knicks president Leon Rose said in a statement Wednesday. “He’s a tremendous talent whose skill and leadership will be a huge addition to our organization.
“We’ve already seen how well he performs on The Garden stage and can’t wait to witness it on a nightly basis in front of his family, friends and the best fans in the league.”
Even if it is a fallback option, due to Walker’s recent injury history, the addition could turn into a storybook signing for the franchise should the 31-year-old pan out and lead the Knicks to a second straight playoff berth.
The Knicks released a two-minute video narrated by Bronx native, actor Chazz Palminteri, as he details Walker’s illustrious career.