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Lance Stephenson flops after slapping himself in face (Video)

It was bad enough that Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson flopped after bumping into an opposing Indiana Pacers player during Saturday night's game, but he went above and beyond trying to sell the contact by slapping himself in the face. You would think that Stephenson was auditioning for The Three Stooges:Vine via warriorsworld. H/T TNLP.Related posts: Lance Stephenson...
Via Holdout Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Destroyed by Warriors; 112-87

So what happens when a team with 5 new players and starters with injuries face a full strength, west coast powerhouse? Nothing good. The Charlotte Hornets were without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as the faced the Warriors last night. They also had their starting power forward, Marvin Williams, with a sore Achilles tendon. Did I mention that Kemba Walker’s back was bothering him?  Gary...
Via Trade Street Post
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson slaps himself in poor attempt to draw a foul (video)

Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson once blew in LeBron James' ear and has also attempted to enter the huddle of an opposing team. But he's never attempted to draw a foul call quite like he did on Saturday night. The Hornets may have lost to the Warriors, 112-87, but Stephenson did his best to keep the game as close as possible in the first quarter. He slapped...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lance Stephenson slaps himself on flop

Lance Stephenson’s flop Saturday against the Golden State Warriors was so bizarre, you almost have to respect it. The Charlotte Hornets guard made contact with Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in the first quarter, which led to Stephenson somehow slapping himself in the face and committing a flop for the ages. We’ve seen our fair share of epic flops this season, but Stephenson’s self...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets forward Kidd-Gilchrist out two games with foot injury

The Hornets have announced that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss next two games of their West Coast road trip with a right foot injury. Kidd-Gilchrist will miss Friday night's game against the Phoenix Suns and Saturday's against the Golden State Warriors with what team officials are calling a stress reaction in his foot. The team says in a release that Kidd-Gilchrist will...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DA drops assault charges against Hornets' P.J. Hairston

  Durham County's district attorney has dropped misdemeanor assault charges against Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston. The Herald-Sun of Durham reported that District Attorney Roger Echols said Thursday that he dropped the charges of simple assault and battery at the request of high school student Kentrell Barkley. Barkley had said Hairston punched him in the face during...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Intensity Fades in the 4th; Fall to Blazers

We just can’t quite close out games.  In a game where the Hornets were sporting a 23-point lead, and I was seriously considering going to bed at a normal time, I would have never imagined that we would have lost.  We did though.  102-100 was the final.  I’m glad I stayed up to watch it all, and at the same time, I’m scratching my head as to what the heck happened.  Allowing...
Via Trade Street Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Season Preview, Betting Odds

Season preview and betting odds for the Charlotte Hornets.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Seeking for consistency

The Charlotte Hornets have had an up-and-down season thus far.  Last week, the Hornets went 2-2 with wins over Atlanta and Miami.  They got “Browed” by Superman Anthony Davis and the Pelicans and somehow lost to the Lakers.  The Lakers game was probably the most disappointing game of the week and could be the worst loss of any team so far this season.  This game was also...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Struggle in Lakerland; Lose 107 – 92

Any of our return readers have probably heard me reference at some point that Charlotte sometimes have Ice Age quarters.  Back when they were notoriously known as the Bobcats, it would happen more often than not.  Well, though the name has changed to the Hornets, and the teal and purple are finally home, we keep having “Bobcats” nights early in the season.  I don’t mean...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Obama tells MJ to 'worry about the Hornets or Bobcats'

Michael Jordan caught President Barack Obama at a bad time. The republicans have taken over the Senate, Coach K is ripping his attack stratagies and our POTUS is just in a really fowl mood. President Obama responded to Jordan ripping his golf game, by telling the Hornets owner that he’d probably be a better golfer if he job wasn’t so important. Per TMZ: Obama was talking...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ruled 'out' for tonight's game against the Pelicans

Unfortunately, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not be in the lineup tonight when the Charlotte Hornets take on Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer broke the news of MKG’s status for tonight’s game on Twitter.Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out tonight vs. Pelicans; Gerald Henderson will start: http://t.co/QTwPrGYznR— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Offense struggles out of the gate

All across the sporting world, offense is becoming the driving force behind victories.  Whether it is the high-flying college football offenses (looking at you Pac-12 and Big 12) or the ever increasing importance of the 3 point shot in the NBA, offense has become “King”.  The Charlotte Hornets struggled on offense last season, and through three games this season things have...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is day-to-day with a chest contusion

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been declared day-to-day after suffering a chest contusion during a scary fall in the Charlotte Hornets' Sunday game against the New York Knicks. The injury occurred midway through the first quarter of Charlotte's 96-93 loss when Kidd-Gilchrist and Shane Larkin went after a loose ball.David Dow via Getty ImagesThe two collided high in the air...
Via NBA Injury News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 days 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
16 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 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
18 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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