The Buzz in the Big Easy

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker takes us on a photographic journey through All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

Kemba Walker earned his way to New Orleans by posting career-best numbers in his sixth season in Charlotte.

The 26-year-old point guard, averaging career highs in points (22.5), field goal percentage (.446) and 3-point percentage (.395), let us go behind-the-scenes for the weekend.

Check out what it's like to be an NBA All-Star.

Friday morning, Walker awakes and talks with girlfriend Ashtyn Montgomery in their hotel room in New Orleans.

Even All-Stars have to wait. Here, Walker awaits an elevator at the New Orleans Sheraton before attending the day's events.

Walker takes questions from the media at the Ritz-Carlton hotel during a media availability session.

Tre Webster, 13, cheers for Walker at a clinic hosted by the Jr. NBA at Tulane University in New Orleans.

The Jr. NBA crowd watches as Walker tosses the ball to the hoop.

Walker's day wouldn't be complete without autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet session in the French Quarter.

Walker, right, and manager Javon Phillips, left, joke around in cousin Kedow Walker's hotel room in the French Quarter.

Unable to get to his hotel via car because of a Mardi Gras parade, Walker walked through the rain on Canal Street on his way to attend the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

Walker participates in a community outreach event sponsored by the Jordan Brand at St. Augustine High School.

Walker points to his family members from the floor of the Smoothie King Center during the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

Charles Barkley embraces Andrea Walker, Walker's mom, after the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.

Walker hits the court for a practice session in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday with fellow East All-Star Carmelo Anthony.

Lights and fog provide the atmosphere as fans wait for players to enter the court during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night festivities.

Spectators watch Walker compete in the final round of the 3-point contest Saturday night. He finished third, behind winner Eric Gordon and Kyrie Irving.

Ready for the big show: Walker gathers his belongings in his hotel room on Canal Street before catching a bus to the Smoothie King Center for Sunday's All-Star Game.

Sunday best: Montgomery checks Walker's suit before they head to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.

Yes, it's gotta be the shoes. Walker stands in the hallway waiting for an elevator in fashionable footwear.

There's still time to sign: Walker delights kids with autographs before leaving his hotel on his way to the All-Star Game.

Fans know that's not just any bus as they snap pictures while players depart to the Smoothie King Center on Sunday.

Walker weaves up the court during the fourth quarter of Sunday's All-Star Game. He finished with 7 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds as the East fell to the West 192-182.

Proud parents: Andrea and Kenya Walker watch -- and record -- their son's first NBA All-Star Game appearance.

Walker waves at fans after posing for photos before boarding a bus on his way out of the Smoothie King Center, his first NBA All-Star Game officially in the books.

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