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NBA Draft Pick: 'I Wanna Support My Parents'

6/24/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You can't say Kemba Walker doesn't have his priorities in order -- because hours after he was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats, he told our photog his first priority when he gets paid ... is mom and dad.

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Of course, with the NBA lockout looming ... that might be a while. 

Stay patient, Mr. and Mrs. Walker!

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writenow    

Am liking these good role models. Punks are passe.

1161 days ago
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Chris    

The best part is his mother must know this, considering how PISSED she looked last night when Kemba got passed over by A LOT of Euro players. She saw that 8 bedroom home getting cut down to 5.

1161 days ago
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Steph    

GO UCONN!!!!!

1161 days ago
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max    

A good player that is also on the right path. Graduated in 3 years and has a college basketball champion. Go Huskies.

1161 days ago
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Jill Conway    

Mr & Mrs Walker: You did a great job! Congratulations on raising a fine son.

1161 days ago
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Donkey Punch    

He knows who his Dad is? Impressive.

1161 days ago
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APRIL    

I have no idea who this guys is but bless him, my heart smiled listening to that.

1161 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

yah. right. 'mom n dad' is a code word for 'strippers'. you didn't know???

1161 days ago
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snowboardchick    

What a sweetheart and a great role model.

1161 days ago
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Chad    

What a dumbass reporter. There's no NBA team in Vancouver and the Canadian currency is on par (if not higher) than the United States. This isn't 1995...

1161 days ago
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LAunited    

For those who criticize him and see him to be something other than he his, stop your jealousy! The guy graduated from a prestigious university, won a national championship in the NCAA tournament, was the best player in the tournament (numerous clutch game winning shots) and now Mr. Jordan has hired him to lead his team to the promised land. Don't be so stereotypical, some of you idiots sound like ignorant extremists w/ these comments. . .oh yeah and not to mention his new boss will be giving him the most prized endorsement deal in NBA - a Jordan Shoe deal to go w/ his contract, forget a 5 bedroom house Chris, this guy can afford you. Well deserved.

1161 days ago
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Cujeaux    

LAunited: Agreed! Jordan was the smartest player in the game and he picked the smartest player in the draft - on and off the court. Jimmer won all of the academic/player of the year awards but Kemba did it in 3 with honors.
TG he didn't go to Cleveland. They can have Irving. If Jordan can pick up Lamb next year the Bobcats will be golden. Lamb is a lot like Rip Hamilton. Silent but deadly.

1161 days ago
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Puckett    

"You can't say Kemba Walker doesn't have his priorities in order"

Not that TMZ won't be doing that the first chance they get to tear him down...but first they have to build him up.

1161 days ago
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Dannyb_sv    

65% of NBA players file bankruptcy within 5 years of retirement. Enjoy it while it lasts.

1161 days ago
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Dannyb_sv    

60% sorry...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/sports/basketball/06nba.html

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