BY Nick Parker
CHARLOTTE Kemba Walkers become what the Charlotte Bobcats have needed so desperately since their inception in 2004: The burgeoning, future star a franchise can build its team around.
In whats turned into a guards league, general manager Rich Cho must have been smiling while watching his prized backcourt possession Wednesday night as he went toe-to-toe with the leagues premier floor general in a 100-94 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. While Clippers point guard Chris Paul showed he clearly remains at the top of the NBAs point guard ladder with 19 points and 10 assists, Walker didnt back down and largely played him to a draw through the first three quarters.
Facing Paul, a perennial All-NBA defender, and pesky Eric Bledsoe was a challenge Walker said he looked forward to. But this should have been the game that slowed Walkers December surge.
No. 1, he wanted the challenge and I think his report card was really strong, coach Mike Dunlap said of Walk...