“Walker, Charlotte Ranger” Aims To Make Kemba An All-Star
Averaging 23 points per game, Kemba Walker is leading the Charlotte Hornets toward another trip to the playoffs. He’s widely regarded as one of the best point guards in the league but, perhaps because he doesn’t play in a larger city, Kemba has been overlooked for the annual NBA All-Star Game. That might change this year.
The Hornets have created a social media campaign to draw more attention to their superstar. It’s a video series called “Walker, Charlotte Ranger” and, yes, it’s a spoof of the ’90s TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger” starring Chuck Norris. Not only can fans follow along with Kemba’s heroic crime-fighting adventures, which seem to mostly happen inside Spectrum Center, but it’s also an opportunity to vote him onto the roster for the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans next month.
Some of Kemba’s teammates join him in “Walker, Charlotte Ranger,” including Frank Kaminsky and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in acting roles, and Spencer Hawes singing the theme song, “Eye of the Ranger.” The Hornets’ mascot, Hugo, and radio play-by-play announcer Steve Martin get in on the fun too. Watch and vote here!