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Hornets co-owner blasts NBA, city for taking away All-Star Game

Reaction around the world of sports and the greater world beyond has been almost unanimously positive about the NBA’s decision to take the All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s shamefully bigoted HB2 law. The Hornets’ chairman, Michael Jordan, issued this statement in response to the move: Statement from Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the league...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trying to make sense of the NBA's decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Charlotte

After an unprecedented decision due to a controversial law, how should one feel? Where should the frustration and anger be directed? I'm a sportswriter, not a political columnist. The last thing I expected to write about when I got into this profession was about how sports and politics intersect, and whether or not they should at all.There are many things I claim to know a lot about...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Hornets and NBA say Charlotte may get 2019 All-Star Game

After a whole lot of bad news, it looks like Hornets fans have some good news. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, team president Fred Whitfield, and the NBA released statements on the league’s decision to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in light of North Carolina’s insistence that House Bill 2 won’t be stopped. But the best news? Charlotte will get with 2019...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2

The NBA announced on Thursday that it will move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina. It’s a decision that’s been a long time coming, and has set up widespread debate around the basketball world. Based solely on a North Carolina law that discriminates against the LGBT community — primarily the transgender population — the NBA released a statement explaining its decision...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA pulls 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte

House Bill 2, a controversial law that says transgender people must use the bathroom appropriate to their gender listed on their birth certificates, has caused a ton of trouble in the state of North Carolina. It looks like it has affected Charlotte in a big way as the NBA has announced they would pull the 2017 All-Star weekend from the state. The league had been considering moving...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA pulling 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte

It’s unofficially official: Charlotte has lost the All-Star Game Gov. Pat McCrory's defiant stand against a local ordinance that protected LGBT people has cost the city of Charlotte the 2017 All-Star Game, according to a report from the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. New Orleans — yes, the same New Orleans that took the original Charlotte Hornets and happened to get the No...
Via At The Hive
1 day ago

Hibbert vs Zeller: Charlotte Hornets’ Center of Attention Pt. 1

With the addition of Roy Hibbert this offseason, the Charlotte Hornets will have two capable big men manning the center position this season. Which one of them will lead the way for the team? Last year, Cody Zeller filled in for the often injured Al Jefferson and the team exploded into a 48-win season. However, […] Hibbert vs Zeller: Charlotte Hornets’ Center of Attention Pt...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller Exits USA Select Team With a Sore Knee

Charlotte Hornets’ big man, Cody Zeller, is reportedly out of the USA Select Team with a knee injury that isn’t considered serious. He missed a scrimmage with a sore knee. Cody Zeller was invited to play with the USA Select Men’s Basketball Team this summer. He was forced to miss a scrimmage against team USA […] Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller Exits USA Select Team With a...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Al Jefferson Changed the Culture of the Charlotte Hornets

Even though Al Jefferson‘s time with the Charlotte Hornets was plagued by multiple injuries, his signing put the team back on the map and helped them rebuild their franchise. If you asked NBA fans and executives who the most poorly ran franchise has been over the past decade or so, many would point directly at […] Al Jefferson Changed the Culture of the Charlotte Hornets - Swarm...
Via Swarm & Sting
4 days ago

Report: Nike joins fight against NC transgender bathroom law

Sports gear giant Nike is reportedly joining a group of 68 major U.S. companies attempting to block North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The law, House Bill 2, requires transgender people to use bathrooms marked with their gender, rather than the gender they associate with — something that has stirred up plenty of discussion on both sides of the issue. ...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nic Batum headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency

Nic Batum the headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency
Via FOX Sports South
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

Marvin Williams backdoored his way into a highly productive NBA career after long playing under the specter of being drafted ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul for a Hawks' team that needed a point guard. Williams' productivity and versatility over the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets was rewarded with a four-year, $54.5 million deal. The late career surge of Williams...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Lee has always been desired by others just a little bit more than he's been needed by his incumbent teams to not include to make trades materialize. Lee presumably has...
Via RealGM - NBA
20 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Hornets re-sign F Marvin Williams to 4-year deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms with veteran forward Marvin Williams on a four-year deal worth $54 million. The Hornets and Williams agreed to the deal on Saturday. The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until July 7. The...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Al Jefferson to three-year, $30 million deal

The Indiana Pacers are apparently hell-bent on improving a roster that needed to see upgrades in order for the team to contend in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring former All-Star Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the summer, the Pacers have reportedly signed free-agent big man Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million contract. Jefferson, 31, is coming off an...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nicolas Batum signs max deal with Hornets

Charlotte Hornets management indicated Nicolas Batum was its “No. 1 priority” this offseason, and while the Hornets may have overpaid for him, it looks like they got their guy. Batum looks to be a max player now, as the Hornets reportedly offered the French shooting guard a five-year, $120 million deal to remain with the team. EXCLUSIVE Nic Batum Is coming back to the...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Courtney Lee, Knicks working towards deal

Shooting guard Courtney Lee is the New York Knicks’ top free agent target, and it sounds like the two sides are working towards an agreement. The Verticals Shams Charania reports that Lee and the Knicks are meeting to finalize a deal on Friday morning. However, Charania's colleague Adrian Wojnarowski says the Knicks are talking with Eric Gordon and have made him their top target...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants to ‘find a home’ in free agency

After bouncing around the NBA, Jeremy Lin wants to land somewhere where he’ll be staying for a while. It’s appearing likely that that place will not be New Orleans. Lin told the World Economic Forum that he wants to find a permanent home, as well as a team that can maximize his potential. “I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Hornets Look To Fill Out Their Roster

Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks: #22 Team Needs: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Center Key Players: Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson (UFA), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum (UFA) The Charlotte Hornets are at a real crossroads this offseason when it comes of the future of their franchise. The Hornets have eight players set to hit free agency this summer, and it is likely that...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets' best and worst draft picks of last 10 years

Breaking down the Charlotte Hornets' best and worst first-round draft picks of the last 10 years.
Via FOX Sports South
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin opts out of Hornets contract, will test free agency waters yet again

Jeremy Lin is once again a free agent after declining his one-year player option with the Charlotte Hornets worth $2.2 million. Charlotte G Jeremy Lin will decline $2.2 million player option to explore unrestricted free-agency, league sources inform @clevelanddotcom. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 7, 2016 Lin enjoyed success off the bench with the Hornets last season...
Via The Comeback
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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