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Emotional Kemba Walker gets video tribute, standing ovation in return to Charlotte

Boston Celtics v Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 7: Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics watches his tribute video and thanks the crowd prior to a game against the Charlotte Hornets on November 7, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kemba Walker loves the city of Charlotte.

The fans in Charlotte love Kemba Walker.

Last July, Walker moved on from Charlotte (after a below-max offer) and signed in Boston, but the love between the fans and Kemba was on full display Thursday night when Walker returned to Charlotte for the first time.

There was a fantastic video tribute.

That was followed by a standing ovation for the clearly emotional Walker.

Walker had 14 points and the Celtics were comfortably in charge of this game heading into the fourth quarter.