For me, it’s the competitiveness of this organization,” Walker said of what drew him to the C’s. “They’ve been winning for years. You see all the banners upstairs (at the training facility) and in the arena. It’s a winning organization and I want to win. That’s what I’m about. Throughout my basketball career, as a pro, I haven’t won consistently, and I just want to get a taste of that, and I thought this would be the best place for me to do that.”

To improve his chances of tasting such success, Walker knew he had to help the Celtics complete their free agency plan. So, he took Ainge’s phone and dialed up his “Plan A” partner to issue a recruiting pitch.

“I answered the phone,” Kanter recalled. “It was a deep voice and I was like, ‘Who’s this?’ He said, ‘It’s Kemba, man, and we want you to be here and we’re excited about you.’ That made me very excited and feel special. Having an All-Star guy, a superstar like Kemba call me and say, ‘Hey, we want you to be here.’ That’s special.”

Boston fans should love Kemba.  

Especially after their Kyrie experience. 

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