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Hornets making strong playoff push, won 8 of last 10 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Michael Jordan just might find himself back in the NBA playoffs. His Charlotte Hornets (32-28) are making a strong push toward the postseason, winning eight of their last 10 games to move up to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. Now the Hornets have a chance to gain separation from the middle of the East pack and possibly jump up to a higher seed...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker keeps Hornets rolling in 119-99 win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kemba Walker scored 30 points and Cody Zeller had 15 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 119-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Marvin Williams and Jeremy Lin each added 14 points for the Hornets as they continue their climb up the Eastern Conference standings. Charlotte won for the second straight night and has won 10 of 13 overall. The...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets bring back 'Double Dare' at halftime for 'Nick Nite' nostalgia fest

The Charlotte Hornets hosted a blast-from-the-past "Nick Nite" on Tuesday and initially we didn't realize the extent of their commitment to Nickelodeon nostalgia.The team made some pretty sweet "Rugrats"-themed gear, brought actual Rugrats characters into the arena and slimed a bunch of fans.Most importantly, the Hornets set up a legit "Double Dare" course at halftime. Slow clap...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Charlotte Hornets can make the most of their next 11 games

After battling back from a sub-500 record, the Charlotte Hornets currently hold the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference and are well within reach of the playoffs. Since the all-star break, the Hornets have been buzzing, winning four of their last six. Additionally, five of those games were on the road. The Hornets returned to the Hive Tuesday night and annihilated the Phoenix Suns...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Gets Slimed For 90’s Nickelodeon Night

Jeremy Lin likes his hair, but he loves the fans even more, so to promote the Charlotte Hornets 90’s Nickelodeon Night. Lin volunteered to get slimed and also proved that it never gets old seeing someone slimed. A video posted by Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:15am PST A photo posted by Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:16am...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

These 'Rugrats' NBA socks might be the best team gear ever

The Charlotte Hornets are celebrating Nickelodeon Night Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena, and the team made some of the coolest team gear in the league to commemorate the occasion. This Chuckie Finster shirt and socks would have made for the greatest free giveaway in NBA history, but Rugrats fans will sadly have to buy them in the team store.Hornets guard Jeremy Lin even volunteered...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Gutierrez Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a second 10-day contract. Gutierrez signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 20 and has appeared in one game, tallying four points, two assists and one steal vs. Cleveland on Feb. 24. Gutierrez appeared in 22 games (20 starts) for the Canton Charge in the NBA Development League this season, averaging 11.3 points...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin rips Chris Rock, Oscars over questionable joke

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin took to social media on Monday to slam both Chris Rock and the Oscars for what arguably could be called a tone-deaf bit that involved stereotyping Asians. The Academy Awards of course were broadcast under a cloud of controversy involving the absence of people of color among the nominees, something Rock admirably and amusingly confronted in his...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Charlotte Hornets contend in the East?

The Charlotte Hornets are currently third in the Southeast division and seventh in the eastern conference. The franchise doesn’t have any titles: league, conference, or divisional. The team has been to the playoffs nine times and made it to the conference semifinals four times. This year the Hornets have greatly improved from last season. The team is third in the Southeast division...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets unveil plans for amazing new scoreboard

The Charlotte Hornets unveiled plans for a new scoreboard on Wednesday. This isn’t your average scoreboard, however. This is something that was immediately met with praise and excitement around the social media world. The new, one-of-a-kind scoreboard at Time Warner Cable Arena will be the largest scoreboard in the NBA. It comes complete with a honeycomb and hornet wing design...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Unveil Plans for Awesome New 'Hive' Scoreboard

Gargantuan scoreboards and video screens are the hot new trend in arena design, and the Charlotte Hornets are getting in on the action. The team has unveiled plans to construct a new scoreboard at Time Warner Cable Arena this July, which will take the form of a gigantic hive hung above center court. [caption id="attachment_237131" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Photo via Hornets...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Is Nicolas Batum's All Star Appearance?

The former Portland Trail Blazer, who was traded for young big man Noah Vonleh in a blow up move by the Blazers, Nicolas Batum came to the Charlotte Hornets with a great track record of being perennially underrated. And while dragging the Hornets to around .500 with Kemba Walker breaking out (finally), Batum should have been recognized for his All-Star caliber season. A supposedly...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Linn found peace with the Charlotte Hornets

The young point guard experienced the media gauntlet during his first couple years in the NBA between New York and Los Angeles. However, after moving to Charlotte this past offseason, Lin seems to have found peace within himself and his game. He’s excelling on the court and it appears he’s enjoying of second of his time in the Queen City. Market-wise, New York and Los Angeles...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets to host Nickelodeon-themed night on March 1

The Charlotte Hornets are jumping on the nostalgia train. On Thursday, the team announced it will be holding a Nickelodeon-themed night, and they’re pulling off all the stops to make sure you get all the 90s vibes you can, including having Kel Mitchel from Keenan & Kel co-host the event. AWWWW HERE IT GOES! #TheSplat is coming for #HornetsNickNight! Check it out: https:...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets decline Hornets offer for Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets are trying to move Dwight Howard at the NBA trade deadline, but the team didn’t budge on an offer from the Charlotte Hornets. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Charlotte to send Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes to Houston. Houston Rockets turned down Charlotte's offer of Al Jefferson & Spencer Hawes for Dwight Howard, according to...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets get Courtney Lee in three-team trade

With the NBA All-Star Game over, it’s time for trade season to heat up. Hours after the Pistons and Magic kicked off the dealing, the first three-team swap of the winter has arrived. Reports of the trade arrived in pieces from Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Memphis is trading Courtney Lee to Charlotte, sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzles Trade Courtney Lee to Charlotte as part of three team deal

The Charlotte Hornets have acquired shooting guard Courtney Lee from the Memphis Grizzles, as part of a three team trade involving the Miami Heat, per Adrian Wojnarowski:   Memphis is trading Courtney Lee to Charlotte, sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 16, 2016 Sources: As part of Lee deal, Charlotte sending Brian Roberts, PJ Hairston...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out for the season after shoulder surgery

Charlotte Hornets wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Sources: After suffering another torn labrum, Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo shoulder surgery. He will miss rest of season. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 16...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely out for season with dislocated shoulder

Since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned from a torn labrum that cost him the first half of the season, the Charlotte Hornets have won five of seven games (including five of their last six) to creep into playoff position in the Eastern Conference. But during Charlotte’s win over Indiana on Wednesday, Kidd-Gilchrist re-tore his labrum, likely shelving him for the rest of the...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets broadcaster: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap”

When it comes to double entendre and innuendo breaking into sports telecasts, Charlotte Hornets play by play man Eric Collins delivered a Hall of Fame level entry Sunday night in a game in Los Angeles. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson pursued a loose ball that went towards the announcing table and Collins’ reaction was to say the following: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap...
Via Awful Announcing
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cleared for full-contact practice

And at long last, they finally heard rejoicing in the city of Charlotte once again. Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared to return to full-contact practice, the team announced in a release on Tuesday. INJURY UPDATE: @MKG14 has officially been cleared for full-contact practice Full release: https://t.co/Zv6KkyOnSU pic.twitter.com/yl2bqHoPHG — Charlotte Hornets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Should the Hornets consider dealing Nicolas Batum?

Charlotte’s strong start to the season was powered by the unexpected. This was supposed to be an antiquated, three-point-fearing squad not cut out for the NBA. The Jeremys, Lamb and Lin, were depth additions, brought in with little fanfare or expectations. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury was supposed to crush the team’s defensive potential and send the franchise on a lottery...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson undergoes successful surgery on torn right meniscus

On the fringe of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets are now facing the possibility of life without starting center Al Jefferson until at least February. The 30-year-old Jefferson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, the team announced in a release. His recovery is expected to take about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton dances at Hornets game, J.R. Smith trolls him

Cam Newton made an appearance at the Charlotte Hornets game on Friday night and treated the crowd to some dancing. Newton was seated courtside, and the Panthers star put his moves on for the crowd.  Cam dances off the field too! pic.twitter.com/8GnhwU5z2I — Daniel Guy (@danny_g13) November 28, 2015 J.R. Smith noticed, and he unleashed Newton’s famous Superman celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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