No. 1: Heroic effort on 2014 Opening Night
If Walker’s 60-point game defined his Hornets legacy, his 2014 Opening Night performance created the legacy. He was a good player for the Hornets prior to this particular season, however, this was the year that his career really took off–and it couldn’t have gotten off to a better start at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. In Charlotte’s first game since changing back to the Hornets, Charlotte trailed by as many as 24 in the second half before Walker led an incredible comeback.
The Hornets’ comeback seemed to be running out of time late before Walker drilled a game-tying three-pointer with two seconds remaining in regulation. Charlotte never led in overtime until Walker hit his second buzzer-beater of the night to win 108-106. All total, Walker scored 26 points, with 17 coming in the second half and overtime. Statistically, it wasn’t close to being Walker’s greatest game in a Hornets uniform, however, with the thrill he brought in the Hornets’ return, it was undoubtedly his most memorable performance of his Charlotte career.