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The recently reunited Ben Folds Five was certainly a success in its day. The Charlotte Bobcats? Not so much.
During their heyday, the Five put out a platinum album -- 1997's Whatever and Ever Amen -- and was the kind of group that was able to touch a lot of different areas, gaining popularity both in the mainstream and "indie" scenes. However, the group broke up just three albums into its career in 2000, and -- despite a one-off reunion in 2008 -- wasn't heard from again until last year.
Since returning back to being an active band, the Five put out a new album in September, but apparently have other ambitions, as well. In a series of tweets sent to the Charlotte Bobcats' official account, band frontman Ben Folds let it be known that the three-piece group (yeah, we know the name's ironic) would like to perform as the pit band for a future Charlotte Bobcats game.
The band is indeed from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, so the pairing does mak...
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The musician tweeted Sunday that he would like his band, Ben Folds Five, to be the house band for a Charlotte Bobcats home game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Bobcats announced starting guard Gerald Henderson could miss approximately 2-4 weeks with a sprained left foot.
Henderson, Charlotte's leading scorer last season, injured the foot during Saturday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The team initially didn't think the injury was going to be a problem, but further medical tests revealed Henderson...
The Bobcats announced starting guard Gerald Henderson could miss approximately 2-4 weeks with a sprained left foot.
Henderson, Charlotte's leading scorer last season, injured the foot during Saturday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The team initially didn't think the injury was going to be a problem, but further medical tests revealed Henderson sprained the mid...
For those of you who are not into alternative rock, Ben Folds Five is a band consisting of three members that was formed nearly 20 years ago. Apparently the musicians are also from North Carolina, which I guess in some way gives them a connection to the Charlotte Bobcats. That’s what Ben Folds himself is trying to sell, at least.
On Sunday night, Folds took to Twitter to try to...
Thanks to the wide world of the Twitter universe, stories like this one wouldn't come into existence under normal terms.Musician Ben Folds of "Ben Folds Five" decided to let it be known to his fans that his band would love to work with the Charlotte Bobcats for one day as the house band:The Charlotte Bobcats better make this happen and Ben Folds Five must play "...
Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson could miss 2-4 weeks after further tests on his left foot confirmed a mid-foot sprain, the team announced. Henderson suffered the injury Nov. 3 at the Dallas Mavericks. He has averaged 12.5 points in 28.0 minutes over the first two games.
"Sessions drives around a near Collison for score"For a number of reasons, I had to miss the season opener so this was my first chance to see our new “Tougher, Faster, Stronger” Bobcats in action. I knew two things before I even settled into my chair. First, it was going to take more than a flashy slogan for the Cats to get their first-ever victory against the Dallas...
It’s important not to get too down about Charlotte’s crushing defeat by the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, nor too excited about a narrow win over the Indiana Pacers to start the year. By all accounts, this is still a young team that is going to have to play smart on offense and hard on [...]
Struggles are all but guaranteed for the Charlotte Bobcats and Phoenix Suns as each squad battles through a rebuilding phase.
An injury to Gerald Henderson will almost certainly add to the Bobcats' anticipated hardships.
A day after leaning it could be without its starting shooting guard for a couple of weeks, Charlotte and Phoenix both try to bounce back from blowout defeats...