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Tatum, Brown, other Celtics congratulate Kemba Walker on retirement

Walker had a very positive impact on his former Celtics teammates.

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Kemba Walker's fantastic basketball career came to an end Tuesday when he officially announced his retirement.

Walker was a tremendous player at UConn, leading the Huskies on a few memorable NCAA Tournament runs, including a championship in 2011. He was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and went on to have a fantastic pro career spanning 12 seasons and including four All-Star appearances.

Walker played two seasons for the Boston Celtics beginning in the 2019-20 campaign. Not only was Walker a very good scorer for the Celtics, he provided excellent leadership and stability at a key time for the franchise following the disastrous 2018-19 campaign.

It's clear that Walker had such a positive impact on many of his former Celtics teammates.

A couple of them -- including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart -- took the time to share a message of congratulations for Walker after his retirement announcement Tuesday.

Check it out in the video below:

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