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Charlotte Hornets officially ‘bury’ Bobcats past with gigantic coffin cake (photo)

The Charlotte Bobcats were officially re-branded the Charlotte Hornets over the summer, making what once was old new again. It makes perfect sense to hearken back to halcyon days of the city’s NBA youth, even though the original franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002 (which became the Pelicans last year). The name change, set...Read More The post Charlotte Hornets officially ‘bury’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guard Kemba Walker Signs 4-Year Extension With Charlotte Hornets

During the Charlotte Hornets season opener point guard Kemba Walker impressed his team scoring 26 points with 6 rebounds and five assists, which is probably why they want him to stick around. Marc Stein of ESPN reports, Kemba Walker signed a 4-year contract extension worth $48 million with the team he started out with on Tuesday. A couple days later the NCAA champion said he wants...
Via Basketball Bicker
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Forward Jeffery Taylor Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor is facing 93 days in jail after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. The According to NBA.com, Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious destruction of property charges. He admitted to pushing his girlfriend and damaging a wall at the hotel in Michigan. The assault and battery charges...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Historic Return, Makes History with 1st Win

Hello Hornets fans!  There’s nothing I enjoy more than reporting to the Charlotte Hornets fans that our beloved bugs are undefeated!  That’s right, the Charlotte Hornets are sitting pretty with a 1-0 record, a history making comeback in overtime for a victory, and the Hornets name being back home.  So how did our team get their first victory of the season?  I knew you’d...
Via Trade Street Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kemba Walker hits game-winner, Michael Jordan goes bonkers

TweetWednesday night, the newly-minted Charlotte Hornets picked up a win in their season opener at home thanks to a couple of big plays by Kemba Walker. First, Walker abused Brandon Knight with a killer crossover and step-back jumper: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe...
Via Los That Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UnBeelievable Comeback for the Charlotte Hornets

The first official regular season game for the rebranded Charlotte Hornets was quite possibly the greatest victory in the Bobcats/Hornets era. The sellout crowd was treated to a game that they will talk about for years as the Hornets shook off a 24 point 3rd quarter deficit to pull out a 108-106 overtime victory against the Milwaukie Bucks. Kemba Walker fresh off of signing a new...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets win thriller in OT

Kemba Walker signed a new four year contract extension worth $48 M on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, Walker lived up to his new contract.  Walker scored 26 points, including the game tying 3-point shot to force OT and the game winning shot in OT.  The Charlotte Hornets overcame a 24 point, second half deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 in OT.  The twenty-four point...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Posterizes Larry Sanders (Video)

The Hornets and Bucks opened their seasons with an entertaining battle down in Charlotte. Lance Stephenson made his Hornets debut and he had a solid outing with 7 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assist. He also got Hornets fans out their seats with this nasty dunk over Bucks center Larry Sanders.
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Horents Exercise Rookie Options On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Rich Cho said in a statement. “We have been very pleased with their improvement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow alongside...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Admired How Stephenson 'Takes On Challenges'

Michael Jordan believes Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece for the Charlotte Hornets to take the next step as a championship contender. "One of the reasons why I admire his game is he takes on challenges," Jordan said Tuesday. "For us to get any place in the East, we need someone to challenge LeBron. He challenged LeBron." Stephenson has vowed "to...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Shows Off His J’s In Hornets Colors (Picture)

During Michael Jordan's Tuesday takeover of the Charlotte Hornets Twitter account, the greatest of all time gave the world an inside look of his Jordan collection, customized with Charlotte Hornets green, white, and purple. Do you think I am serious about the new Hornets colors? #HornetsJs #MJTakeover pic.twitter.com/qTgBoeiucS — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 28...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets roll out massive eight-pound 'Wow Burger'

It would be hacky to say that the re-branding of the Charlotte NBA franchise as the Hornets has caused the team’s fans to “buzz” with excitement, but it is nevertheless true. The Bobcats were no more after a May announcement that the team based in Charlotte would again be known as the Hornets. As a...Read More The post Charlotte Hornets roll out massive eight-pound item called...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Talks Hornets, Rings and LeBron

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan sat down to talk about his teams transition from the Bobcats back to the Hornets, needing to have a player who can challenge LeBron James and the dream of getting his 7th ring. “I’m always dreaming about that seventh ring,” Jordan said. “And to get to that would be much more gratifying” than the previous six he won with the Chicago...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Future is now!!

As we countdown to the first real game of the season, the city of Charlotte is buzzing with excitement over the possibilities that lay before this team! With new pieces in place that includes fiery guard Lance Stephenson and smart veterans like Marvin Williams and Brian Roberts the Hornets look poised to make a playoff run in this years new look Eastern Conference. The additions...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Lance Stephenson is considered questionable for Wednesday's season opener

The Charlotte Hornets open the 2014-2015 regular season on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks following a 3-5 preseason. Looking to improve upon a 43-39 record from last season, the Hornets added shooting guard Lance Stephenson to the roster, who had the best season of his young career last year with the Indiana Pacers. After with a groin injury which caused him to miss practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Lance Stephenson is hopeful for Monday's practice

The Charlotte Hornets open the 2014-2015 regular season on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks following a 3-5 preseason. Looking to improve upon a 43-39 record from last season, the Hornets added shooting guard Lance Stephenson to the roster, who had the best season of his young career last year with the Indiana Pacers. Although bothered with a groin injury, he's hopeful...
Via NBA Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Waive Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale

The Charlotte Hornets have waived guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale. The Hornets roster currently stands at 15 players. Cobbs saw action in two preseason games, averaging 1.0 point and 1.0 rebound in 4.5 minutes. Lauderdale and Qvale each appeared in one preseason game, seeing 3:13 worth of action.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Charlotte Hornets

The Bobcats have been transmogrified into the Hornets, complete with a makeover of their arena floor into a honeycomb. After making the playoffs and picking up a well-known free agent, spirits are high, but the bar is set awfully low in the east. As one of the more bizarre teams we’ve seen, they’re an all-defense team led by Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker, a team that destroys...
Via Analytics Game
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Justin Becker of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. You can him on twitter @NBAandNFLInfo or on theFantasy Basketball Money Leagues Google+ Page, and for moreNBA basketball news and rumors visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues – afantasy basketball blog   Top 5 Reasons To Be Excited About the Charlotte Hornets   There is a new and exciting...
Via Trade Street Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Charlotte Hornets

Editor's note: This is the 14th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Al Jefferson; PF Marvin Williams; SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist; SG Lance Stephenson; PG Kemba Walker. Key Reserves SG Gerald Henderson; PF Cody Zeller; F Jason Maxiell; G Gary Neal; C Bismack Biyombo; PF Noah Vonleh; SG P.J. Hairston; PG Brian Roberts; SF Jason...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Noah Vonleh cleared for one-on-one contact

The Charlotte Hornets opened preseason on Wednesday with a 106-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.  Gary Neal lead the Hornets with 14 points in 21 minutes off the bench.  After finishing 11 games out in the Southeast Division with 43 wins last season, the Hornets look to improve an offense that ranked just 23rd in the NBA in scoring.  They are not at full strength entering...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Charlotte Hornets: Rising Up

(Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions...
Via Hoops Manifesto
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jeff Taylor arrested on domestic assault charges

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges, according to East Lansing Police. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. East Lansing Police Lieutenant...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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