Kemba Walker calls Charlotte his 'first priority'

INDIANAPOLIS IN- FEBRUARY 26 Kemba Walker #15 and Cody Zeller #40 of the Charlotte Hornets look on against the Indiana Pacers during a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

INDIANAPOLIS IN- FEBRUARY 26 Kemba Walker #15 and Cody Zeller #40 of the Charlotte Hornets look on against the Indiana Pacers during a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Walker can earn a supermax contract extension from Charlotte that pays him $221.3 million over five years.

In a recent interview with The Athletic, Walker explained he hopes he will be able to reach a new deal with the Hornets.

The star guard says Charlotte is his "first priority" when it comes to his decision though.

"That's where I've been for eight years and that's all I know", he said.

"I haven't even really had a chance to just sit down and think about where I want to go", he said.

"Charlotte is my home, man", he added. "I've been there for eight years and it's been the most awesome eight years of my life.The organization has been great and gave me my opportunity", added Walker. The fans love me.

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Walker will surely have other opportunities this summer, but it seems like he is genuinely considering remaining with the only organization he has ever known.

As much as Walker talks about Charlotte being home, and the loyalty he has to the franchise, there's no question the money is a strong factor here.

On Friday, the Hornets big revealed his amusing, tongue-in-cheek campaign to convince Walker to stay - selling lemonade on a local street in the hopes of raising the $221 million necessary to offer Walker a full max contract.

Wherever he does go, it won't be motivated by money, "It's not about the money though, I just love playing basketball". At the same time, that's an huge amount of money to pay a player who is nearly 30 years old and isn't good enough to push a team into contention by himself.

Walker has played eight seasons with the Hornets after they drafted him in 2011.

Cody Zeller is taking an interesting approach to free agency. Walker's situation will be one to watch over the next month.

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