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Hornets expand Dell Curry's role in organization

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Hornets have expanded Dell Curry's role, naming him the franchise's ambassador and special projects adviser. He will remain the color analyst for the team's TV broadcasts on SportSouth. The team announced Curry will serve as an ambassador for the team at events related to both basketball and business operations, which include community programs, charity...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dell Curry returns to the Hornets in an advisory role

Dell Curry, the Charlotte Hornets' all-time scoring leader and current TV analyst, has returned to the team in an advisory role. But what exactly will Curry's role be? As he tells the Charlotte Observer, even he's not putting himself in a box when it comes to his duties."'I’m pretty much at everyone’s disposal,' Curry described of his new job. 'Whether it’s working with Rich...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Draft options at #9

Willie Cauley-Stein With over an 80% chance at landing at the #9 spot in the draft heading into the draft lottery, the Hornets were a lock for a lottery pick with a very small chance at landing a top three pick.  The draft lottery has been less than generous at times to the Hornets in some key drafts in the past, most notably in 2012.   After posting the worst winning percentage...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Grading Their Season

  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Keelan Cetinich: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Season Summary: The Charlotte Hornets had a bit of an odd season this year. Last season, we saw the then Charlotte Bobcats finish 7th in the East, only to be swept by the Miami Heat in the first round. However this season, things went a bit south for them and they unfortunately...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets Power Forward Enjoying his Time at the Race Track

Growing up in Indiana, Cody Zeller always had an interest in racing.  He wanted to attend the Indianapolis 500, but as an aspiring NBA basketball player, the annual event never matched with an open weekend on his schedule.Now, living in Charlotte and playing for the Hornets, Zeller has been able to attend two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a guest...

Charlotte Hornets Draft Preview

The Charlotte Hornets took a step back in the 2014-2015 season. After making the playoffs in the previous season, the Hornets failed to do the same this season, despite the addition of Lance Stephenson.   The Hornets are locked at point guard with Kemba Walker and at center with Al Jefferson. However, there can be improvements made at shooting guard, small forward, and power forward...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller 'feels really good' and is ahead of schedule in recovery

Cody Zeller's stellar sophomore season was brought to a grinding halt on April 22 when he underwent surgery on his shoulder. His timetable for recovery was originally three months, but according to At The Hive, Zeller is already ahead of schedule."Zeller said his recovery is going well and that he 'feels really good, (and has a) bit more range of motion in it.' Also he's visited...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Hornets Select?

HORNETS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER NINE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: The Perfect Offseason

(April 12, 2015 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… After making the playoffs in 2013 with a 43-39 record and adding former Indiana Pacers Lance Stephenson, the Hornets were projected to be a playoff team going into the 2014-15 season. They fell far short of that goal, finishing with only a 33-49 record. Injuries were...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Lotto Tonight; Will Lady Luck Smile on the Hornets?

Draft Lotto time again Hornets fans.  Being a Hornets-Bobcats-Hornets fan, I know all about the good times and the bad times of the NBA Draft Lottery.  Back when the Hornets got back-to-back years where we landed Charlotte Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning; that was a time where I had belief in the good side of the lottery and that it was a good thing to have.  The 7-win season...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A review of Al Jefferson's season in Charlotte

It is sometimes difficult to grade or judge a player after a single season, as a multitude of factors go into a player's performance over the course of a season. It is even more difficult to grade a player after less than half of a season with a given team, but that is exactly what I tried to do for QueenCityHoops.com in regards to Al Jefferson.Check out the entire report cards over...
Via Around the Arc
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The benefits of a Charlotte Hornets D-League team, and where it could be located

The Hornets plans for a D-League team in 2016-17 will help the franchise in multiple ways. A few weeks ago the Charlotte Hornets announced their intentions to start a team in the NBA’s Developmental League, most commonly referred to as “D-League,” by the start of the 2016-2017 season. A D-League team is pretty much a minor league team similar to those of baseball and hockey...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player pleads guilty to manslaughter, gets 23 years

Javaris Crittenton, who played parts of just two seasons in the NBA after the Los Angeles Lakers made him the 19th pick in the 2007 draft, admitted responsibility for his role in the murder of a 22-year-old mother of four. In accepting a plea in the murder case, the Georgia Tech product faces 23 years in prison. The details of this case are about as disturbing as it gets. Crittenton...
Via Sportsnaut
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  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
April 13, 2015  |  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
April 11, 2015  |  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
April 08, 2015  |  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
April 03, 2015  |  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

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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