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Henderson yet to take advantage of extended playing time with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It appears that Gerald Henderson will be spending his time with the Charlotte Hornets the exact same way it started when he was drafted by the then Bobcats in 2009. Back in his rookie season, under the guide of head coach Larry Brown; Henderson rarely saw the court in playing just over eight minutes a game. Rarely did he play in meaningful moments. But then Brown...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson enjoyed his return to Indiana

            Lance Stephenson left the Indiana Pacers in free agency this past offseason, and signed with the Charlotte Hornets. His departure was not necessarily on the best terms, and he made his first return to face the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Indiana was able to pull off a dramatic 88-86 buzzer beating win over the Hornets due...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-IU player Cody Zeller uneven for Hornets

Former IU player had 7 points for the Charlotte Hornets, hears boos from crowd         

Charlotte Hornets Jeffery Taylor Suspended Following Domestic Violence Charges

It wasn’t long before Charlotte Hornets Jeffery Taylor was drafted into the NBA. As reported by USA Today, the forward was suspended for 24 days without pay by the NBA commissioner Adam Silver due to his role in a domestic violence incident. Jeffery Taylor who was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012 has already missed 11 games with pay. He will now be absent from 13 additional...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Taylor Suspended 24 Games For Smashing GF’s Head Into Wall

  Hornets Jeff Taylor plead guilty to smashing his girlfriend’s head into a wall in a hotel room. With that said, this plea deal keeps him out of jail but he gets a misdemeanor. He also caused structural damage to the wall. NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces he has suspended the Hornets' Jeffery Taylor 24 games over domestic violence incident. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS)...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA suspends Hornets' Jeffery Taylor 24 games for domestic violence assault

After hearing about the NBA's first domestic abuse charge following the recent NFL controversy, I was pretty sure the league was going to come down hard on Taylor and the NBA has:The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Jeff Taylor Suspended 24 Games for Domestic Violence Arrest

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor has been suspended 24 games by the NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the news Wednesday, via USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt: NBA commissioner Adam Silver suspends Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor 24 games without pay for role in domestic violence case. — Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) November 19, 2014 Silver also commented on...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA suspends Taylor 24 games for domestic violence plea

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeffrey Taylor was arrested back in September following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend and another male. Taylor was immediately deactivated by the Hornets while the investigation continued, and Taylor eventually avoided jail by pleading not guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property related to bashing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller Tweets That Seeing Kentucky Fans Take Over Indianapolis “Feels Like A Bad Dream”

Former Indiana star Cody Zeller is back in his home state for Wednesday night’s game between his Charlotte Hornets and the Indiana Pacers. Unfortunately, this homecoming isn’t quite what Zeller probably expected. Kentucky plays Kansas at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis tonight, and Zeller is distraught over the number of Wildcats fans that are currently inhabiting his...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Take First Home Court Beat Down; Fall to Mavericks 107-80

Hmm…bright spots from last night’s game…  Well, Noah Vonleh got some playing time, and in that time he netted 6 points, 2 rebounds, a foul and a technical.  Another bright spot?  Gerald Henderson fans will be happy to know that he was the top scorer last night with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.  What would be nice if there were some other players that stepped up…there...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Dallas' blistering shooting does in Charlotte

Going inside the Mavericks' 107-80 win over the Hornets Monday night. Three-Point Take 1. DALLAS FIREPOWER ON DISPLAY With Charlotte's top defensive player in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out with a hurt foot, and Gary Neal, the top bench scorer and third-overall leading scorer out with a concussion, most new it was going to be difficult task for the Hornets to win. Dallas entered the...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Updates: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Gary Neal out for Monday's game

The Charlotte Hornets head into Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks coming off a 112-87 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The Hornets have a record of 4-6, fourth in the Southeast Division. They will have to take on the Mavericks without the services of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gary Neal, both out with injuries. Mike Kalasnik via Wikimedia CommonsI reported...
Via NBA Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing McBob: Charlotte’s Glue Crew

  Forget his ground-shaking elbow to Lebron’s throat and move on from the bottle rocket passes that lit up the floor night-in and night-out. Gone is his sultry brown mane that fluttered as he galloped down the court, as well as his awe-inspiring beard that hangs from his face like moss on a weathered southern oak. Josh McRoberts (aka The Dude, aka McBob, aka El Duderino) has...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Injury Update: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to miss the next two games with a stress reaction in his right foot

The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Phoenix Suns last night by the score of 103-95. The win improved the Hornets to 4-5, fourth in the Southeast Division. Kemba Walker lead the Hornets in scoring with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor. The Hornets were without starting small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist due to a stress reaction in his right foot.Mike Kalasnik via Wikimedia...
Via NBA Injury News
5 days 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
6 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
7 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
9 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
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
21 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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