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Kemba Walker's season in review: Growth, injuries and disappointment

If the 2014-15 season didn't quite go as the Charlotte Hornets had planned, then Kemba Walker was one of the members of the organization who saw his season most derailed by unexpected roadblocks.Walker averaged 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season, all down slightly from the career marks he set last year that helped earn Walker a contract extension before...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hornets cut ties with play-by-play announcer

The Charlotte Hornets announced this week that radio play-by-play announcer Scott Lauer would not be with the team next season, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer. Lauer had served with the Charlotte organization as a broadcaster for 11 years.“I’m very appreciative of 11 seasons broadcasting the Hornets,” Lauer said during a telephone interview with Rick Bonnell...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller to rehab three months after shoulder surgery

The former IndyStar Mr. Basketball and IU star missed 19 of the final 20 games this season for the Hornets.           

Larry Johnson remembers UNLV, becoming Grandmama

Courtesy of VICE Sports, Larry Johnson goes down memory lane to provide us some insight on how he ended up as Grandmama and how Jerry Tarkanian threatened their per diem while at UNLV. The post Larry Johnson Remembers How He Became Grandmama And Winning Titles In Las Vegas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Season In Review

After making the playoffs in the 2013-2014 season, Charlotte was expected to have a momentous season. However, this is an antithesis of what actually transpired. The Hornets went 33-49, finishing 4th in the Southeast division. With the acquisition of Lance Stephenson, Charlotte was expected to contend in the East. In a turn of events, Stephenson struggled mightily. The Hornets also...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets GM: Stephenson signing 'didn't work out as we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Plans To Exercise $13.5M Option For Next Season

Al Jefferson said he does not plan to opt out of his $13.5 million option for the 2015-16 season. "I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that." Jefferson finished...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford Took a Spill During the Hornets-Raptors Game

The last of the NBA regular season is off to the hottest start imaginable thanks to everyone’s favorite referee, Joey Crawford. During the opening minute of the Hornets-Raptors game, ol’ Joey took a theatrical spill while jogging up behind Kemba Walker. As you can see above, Joey milked the hell out of it, sliding as far as he could before recovering. Of course, Twitter absolutely...
Via Busted Coverage
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season: “If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been a sold defender all season long and his team would like to see him make the NBA All-Defensive Team for the firs time. So they made a video and website to promote his his 24/7 defensive abilities. Check it out. The post Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
10 days ago  |  Discuss

All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to the Charlotte Hornets?

The Buzz was back! The beloved Charlotte Hornets had returned to basketball crazy North Carolina for the 2014-15 NBA Season. NBA Legend Team Owner Michael Jordan had negotiated with the Association on bringing the Hornets moniker back to Charlotte after it was no longer being used by the now New Orleans Pelicans. It was a no-brainer... The post All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to...
Via The Garbage Time
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Charlotte Hornets Weren’t Born Ready To Return To The Playoffs

This season, something important was restored in Charlotte. Decades ago, the NBA came to a college basketball-loving part of the United States, accompanied by a genuine buzz. The Hornets showed that there was more than enough basketball for a fan’s entertainment dollar in the Carolinas. That identity — the one carried by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson in the franchise’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Charlotte Hornets must do to get the “Buzz” back!

I’ve lived in Charlotte my entire life and I’ve never remembered a time, other than perhaps when the Panthers made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII, when the Charlotte sports atmosphere had such a buzz and excitement about it like it did when the city got its beloved basketball team back. The old school Charlotte Hornets never really left, and the city never really stopped loving the...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: playoffs mean big bonuses for players

Let’s just say, the eastern conference is weaker than Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s defense trail in Boston this week.  At 33-45, it’s baffling that the Charlotte Hornets have a glimmer of playoff opportunity.  After losing to the Toronto Raptors by 18 points, fans are ready to go ahead and cash out…it’s closing time. Charlotte Hornets come up short when it counts. This was quite...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets out-last Sixers 92-91

The Charlotte Hornets were neck-and-neck with the Philadelphia 76ers the whole way, even trailing by 1 in the waning seconds before Gerald Henderson put in the game winning layup with six seconds to play. Coming the other way, Ish Smith missed a driving layup, Henderson grabbed the rebound to seal Philadelphia’s fate. Kemba Walker carried the load for the Hornets, finishing with...
Via Trade Street Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams and the evolving role of the volume scorer

For your consideration, here is a list of statistics in which the playoff periphery Charlotte Hornets trailed the projected 67-loss New York Knicks prior to the Mo Williams trade: Field goal percentage (43.6 percent to 42.2 percent) Three-point percentage (35.9 percent to 30.8 percent) True Shooting Percentage (51.5 percent to 49.7 percent) Offensive Rebound Rate (25.3 percent...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come From 13 back to Defeat the T-Wolves

The Hornets snapped a 3-game losing streak by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-98 last night.  They are going to need to get locked in to some wins if they want to continue on pace to make the playoffs again this season.  The Hornets scorers were led by Mo Williams, former T-Wolf, with 24 points.  He also had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a block to go with it.  He was joined...
Via Trade Street Post
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Bismack Biyombo Become what Ben Wallace Was?

Anyone who has followed Trade Street Post for the past 4+ years will know that I have a special place in my heart for Bismack Biyombo.  I have argued his curious case since Charlotte drafted him 7th in the 2011 NBA draft.  He had not started playing organized basketball until age 16, and in that short time, his raw athletic ability was viewed as quite impressive, and he started...
Via Trade Street Post
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Distracted woman’s nose bloodied by errant pass at Hornets game (video)

A woman seated courtside was on the receiving end of a vicious blow to the face by a basketball courtesy of an errant pass from Lance Stephenson during Wednesday’s Sacramento Kings-Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The poor lady, seated behind the Hornets bench, certainly didn’t do herself any favors as it relates...Read More The post Distracted woman’s nose...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman hit in face with basketball at Kings-Hornets game (Video)

A woman sitting in the second row behind the Charlotte Hornets bench suffered a bloody nose after being hit square in the face with a loose ball during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Sacramento.The woman was being shown something on her companion's cell phone and never saw the ball coming as Lance Stephenson threw a bad pass through the hands of Gerald Henderson...
Via Holdout Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Fan Glued To Phone Takes Lance Stephenson Pass To Face (Video)

Here’s a public service announcement for looking up from your smartphone every once in a while when you attend a sporting event. Especially when you’re close to the action. A Charlotte Hornets fan likely will take that message to heart after she was hit in the face by an errant Lance Stephenson pass during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. She was...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs?

The Charlotte Hornets are getting hot at the right time as they prepared for their last stretch of the 2014-15 regular season. If the playoffs started today the Hornets, owners of the 7th seed in the eastern conference, would be facing the Chicago Bulls in the first round.   The Hornets are currently on a four game winning streak. Acquiring veteran guard Mo Williams from the Minnesota...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan makes Forbes’ billionaires list for first time

Michael Jordan might have a reason to pop the champagne or even light up one of his famous cigars: For the first time, he cracked Forbes’ billionaires list. Forbes explains why they now value His Airness’ assets at over $1 billion: Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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