Well, I finally got my question answered beyond a shadow of a doubt:Hornets' Best Offer To Kemba Walker Was $160M Over Five Seasons
Kemba Walker qualified for the $221 million supermax contract but he was prepared to accept a contract around the normal max of $190 million from the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets' best offer was just under $160 million over five years, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.
“Tough days, (expletive) tough days, I can’t even lie,” Walker told The Athletic. “Excuse my language. It was difficult. I couldn’t see myself just being on another team. It was just hard. That’s all I’ve known was Charlotte. Definitely some tough times. I had a feeling that I wasn’t going to get the offer that I wanted, and maybe not close to it, because of cap space.
Taken from: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/255124/Hornets-Best-Offer-To-Kemba-Walker-Was-$160M-Over-Five-Seasons
That was an insulting offer -- **** this team. I feel bad that I actually was angry at Walker for a bit, thinking he went "big time" on us and left us high and dry after just paying lip service to us about wanting to stay here, when it turns out he was being honest the whole time and this horrible organization just screwed him over. This organization chased him off. ******* ridiculous.