Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — Kemba Walker stood outside the Knicks locker room at Madison Square Garden Monday night and greeted a small group of New York reporters who had come to chronicle his homecoming.
The former UConn star and current Charlotte Bobcats rookie was asked if he thought the Huskies were actually more talented without him — and Walker said he could not disagree with that sentiment.
“I agree, I agree,” Walker, a Bronx native, said, pointing out that the Huskies have added a tremendous freshmen class, including 6-foot-11 future NBA lottery pick Andre Drummond. “They have more experience now. Those guys have been through a long, challenging season.”
One of “those guys” is sophomore sensation Jeremy Lamb, a smooth 6-foot-5 wing averaging 18.9 points and 4.2 rebounds for the defending NBA champs.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.