Kemba Walker reacts to Cody Zeller's special shoes, Charlotte ovation

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It was an emotional night for Kemba Walker in Charlotte on Thursday.

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Things got even more emotional when he saw his former teammate Cody Zeller, who honored Walker's work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program by wearing some pretty special shoes. 

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"They were dope," Walker said according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "They were pretty cool, man. Like I said earlier, Cody is a very close friend of mine. We played together for a very long time, so for him to pay tribute to me and my mentees like that was pretty special."

For more on Walker's involvement with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program, check out the video below.

In his eventful return to Charlotte, Walker had 14 points, six rebounds and two assists. He was especially thankful for the outpouring of love and support he received from Hornets' fans -- something he was looking forward to.

"It was special," Walker said. "It was special. Just to be back here and the amount of love I've been getting throughout this day, leading up to this day, it's been a lot of love and the video just topped it off. It's special and it definitely obviously made me really emotional."

Walker and the Celtics will be back in action Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs as they look to extend their winning streak to seven games. 

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