Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker intends to pick other All-Stars’ brains

Kemba Walker speaks Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on the value of interacting with basketball’s best at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
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Kemba Walker speaks Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on the value of interacting with basketball’s best at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.