When people talk about the most successful NBA players, they don’t often mention Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
But Caldwell-Pope is a genuine star and has achieved more success during his 10 years than most athletes earn during an entire career.
He is a two-time champion who is currently still riding high after his Denver Nuggets won the Finals in June.
He’s also a hometown hero.
Caldwell-Pope headed down to Greenville, Georgia, where he grew up, over the weekend to celebrate his Finals success.
Per ClutchPoints, Caldwell-Pope was honored with a sign as well a proclamation from the mayor that August 5 is now “KCP Day” in Greenville.
Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned to his hometown of Greenville, GA over the weekend to celebrate his 2nd NBA championship 🏆🥳
He was honored with a sign, followed by a parade, then a proclamation by the mayor naming August 5th "KCP Day."
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) August 7, 2023
Caldwell-Pope has found success on multiple teams since joining the NBA back in 2013.
He started with the Detroit Pistons and quickly became a problem for opponents, especially because of his strong field goal percentage.
He then packed his bags and went to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won his first championship in 2020.
When he moved to the Lakers, he was one of the best three-point shooters on the team.
His ability to score from downtown has been one of his most important features.
After one season with the Washington Wizards, Caldwell-Pope came to the Nuggets last offseason.
He started in every regular season and postseason game that he played in and also had the best three-point shooting of his career.
The Nuggets were able to win their championship because they have such a deep roster with so many talented stars capable of multiple things.
Once again, Caldwell-Pope is a crucial part of a championship team.NEXT: Nuggets Player Suffers An Injury In World Cup Preparation Game