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Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Norris Cole, one of the most decorated players in Cleveland State history, had his No. 30 jersey retired at the Wolstein Center Saturday afternoon before the Vikings took on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. A number of Cole’s New Orleans Pelicans teammates were on hand to support him, as was his former Miami Heat teammate, LeBron James. Cole’s number was the third retired by the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA's 10 most tradeable contracts

With the NBA Trade Deadline less than a month away, it is a good time to check in on the 10 Most Tradeable Contracts in the NBA. Before we get to the deals, a few ground rules: No Rookie Scale contracts: All Rookie Scale contracts are inherently tradeable No expiring contracts: Even with the cap jump coming, most expiring contracts are still fairly easy to move. Special shout...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis dunk gives Pelicans second straight win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ryan Anderson hit six 3-pointers and had a season-high 32 points, Anthony Davis dunked Jrue Holiday's alley-oop lob with 2 seconds left and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-107 on Friday night. Davis finished with 22 points to help New Orleans win its second straight. Holiday added 13 points and 10 assists, including a short turnaround that...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

This NBA vet really wants Kemba Walker in the All-Star game

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has never played in an NBA All-Star game. He's been a decent starter, but the position is perpetually loaded with superior talent. It's crowded, and even this year (the best of his career) feels like a long shot for Walker to crack through for an invitation to Toronto.But 35-year-old Sacramento Kings forward Caron Butler doesn't agree with...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker crushes the Atlanta Hawks with a brand new weapon

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has been working on his three-point shot all year, and on Wednesday night he showed the Atlanta Hawks how good it's become.Walker scored 23 points in the win, but how he did it was more notable and impressive than the bottom-line box score. He nailed four threes on six attempts (Walker only missed four shots in the game), maintaining his...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 FANTASY BASKETBALL: BOX SCORE BROWSING – KEMBALIEVABLE!

Kemba Walker It’s safe to say this is a career year for Kemba Walker. While it may seem he’s been around for a decade, he’s only 25 years old but he’s already in his fourth full season as a starting point guard. The Hornets have seen success employing Walker alongside Jeremy Lin and Nicolas Batum, two players known as ball-handlers who are unselfish and willing to defer to...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker conducts a magic show in front of Steph Curry

Raise your hand if you're familiar with Nightcrawler from the X-Men. The dude who could teleport?On Monday night, against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Kemba Walker was Nightcrawler for about five seconds. The initial shot was super ugly, as Walker appears to try and draw a foul on the trailing Curry. But no dice, so he zipped to the rebound before Curry could blink...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry shakes Kemba Walker, nearly makes him fall down

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is impossible to guard. Try to keep him from driving the lane, and he’ll drain three-pointers all game long. But if you attempt to crowd him on the perimeter, he’ll find a way to blow by you and get to the hoop. He did the latter in Monday night’s game against the Hornets, when he shook Kemba Walker so badly that he nearly fell down...
Via The Sports Daily
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Kemba Walker become a lightning bolt in the open floor

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is one of the NBA's shiftiest players. He cuts and jukes with unrivaled quickness; if the sport had no ball and was instead just a giant game of tag, he'd be the most elusive guy on the court.But Walker also has incredible end-to-end speed, and over the weekend he put it on display in a close encounter against the Oklahoma City Thunder:Walker...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlotte's backcourt battles for one All-Star spot

The Charlotte Hornets might have the NBA's most underrated duo. Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum are both having career years, and you can make a case for either to punch his first ticket to All-Star Weekend.But only one (or neither) gets to go. Who should it be? Here's SB Nation's At the Hive with a closer look:Most of Batum's per game numbers took a dive over Charlotte's past 10...
Via Fox Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Kemba Walker detonate a 38-point bomb on the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers had no answer for Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker on Monday night. The 25-year-old was a monster from just about everywhere on the court, scoring at the rim, in the paint, at the elbows and behind the three-point line. He finished with 38 points—about 20 more than his season average and one fewer than his season high—on just 25 shots; it was...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets coach on Kemba's new shot: 'It could change his whole career'

Kemba Walker has been a below-average shooter since the day he entered the NBA. But this season, his fifth, the 25-year-old is starting to show flashes of stability with a new jump shot that's finding the bottom of the net more often than ever before. Here's the Charlotte Observer with more on how it's changing expectations for the Charlotte Hornets:The Hornets are still better...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Charlotte knock off Golden State?

The Charlotte Hornets aren't a bad basketball team. If the season ended today, they'd be in the playoffs, and a tough out. But the Golden State Warriors are undefeated and a completely different animal. What shot does Charlotte have of ending their streak on Wednesday night?Here's a closer look from Hornets.com:The Hornets are 8-2 at home, have a stingy defense and can play effective...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker's wild week was one for the ages

Kemba Walker had a crazy week, and it was the main reason his Charlotte Hornets earned themselves a 10-win November.Just look at these amazing stats, courtesy of Hornets.com:Walker is on a tear, and a significant reason why the Hornets aren't at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. He's averaging career-high numbers across the board and looks like one of the better point guards in the league. 
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks rally falls short against Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker scored 22 points, and the Charlotte Hornets overcame the loss of center Al Jefferson to hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 87-82 on Sunday. Nicolas Batum added 15 points, Jeremy Lamb 14 and Marvin Williams 12 for the Hornets, who have now won five of six, all at home. Khris Middleton scored 10 points for the Bucks, who have lost three straight. Greg Monroe...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker best highlights from 39 points against Kings

There are plenty of talented point guards in the association but one that tends to get overlooked by most is Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker. Last night, the Hornets hosted the Sacramento Kings and Walker put together an amazing performance with thirty-nine points in Charlotte overtime victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video compilation: *** Walker...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kings' Gay matches Hornets' Walker with ridiculous clutch shot

The Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets played an awfully fun game on Monday night. And even though it didn't go the way they might have wanted, even Kings fans would have to admit that the final few seconds of regulation were worth the loss.Okay, maybe not, since weird things happen in Sacramento after that team loses. But this exchange between Hornets point guard Kemba Walker...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Walker's 39 points lift Hornets over Kings 127-122 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker scored 39 points, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from 22 points down in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-122 in overtime Monday night. Nicolas Batum had 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Hornets, who have won four of their last five games. Jeremy Lin had seven of his 14 points in overtime. It was the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker on the one thing he needs to improve: 'Always my defense'

In an interview with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was his most honest self, revealing several interesting things you don't normally hear a professional athlete say. When asked about what he thinks he can stand to improve the most, Walker didn't mince words:Walker is averaging 16.8 points and 5.2 assists per game. Defense is an issue, but Walker's...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

What a Difference a Day Makes; Hornets Split New York/Brooklyn Back-to-Back

After Tuesday’s game in Madison Square Garden, there was a lot of scrutiny over Kemba Walker.  I was part of that scrutiny.  I’ll admit it up front that I can’t stand it when Kemba plays “hero ball”.  When his shot is falling, he gets tunnel vision and sometimes fails to get his teammates involved.  No one can deny that this happens.  Many do, but their reason is clouded...
Via Trade Street Post
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker unsure Lance Stephenson 'was ready for that much responsibility' in Charlotte

Lance Stephenson's (on-court) tenure with the Charlotte Hornets was one of the biggest disasters you'll ever see. The once high-profile free agent was miserable last season, and it eventually led to him getting traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.Speaking with GQ, Hornets franchise point guard Kemba Walker has his own thoughts about why Stephenson didn't fit in Charlotte:A lot of...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Charlotte expect Kemba Walker to play better this season?

Kemba Walker is a slightly below-average starting NBA point guard. He's not bad, by any means. But, relative to the insane talent currently occupying his position, he's not a star, either. Where does that leave the Hornets, a team that's desperately trying to push itself into the postseason? If Walker isn't elite, can they achieve their goals?Here's SB Nation's At the Hive with...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

How will opponents exploit the Charlotte Hornets this season?

The Charlotte Hornets were a deeply flawed basketball team last season. Their offense was a ship wreck that had limited spacing and very few on-ball playmakers able to inject creativity into a lifeless attack. This year's roster looks better, at least on paper. It has a few new faces (most notably Nicolas Batum) who can open things up a bit and make life easier for those around...
Via Fox Sports
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford compares Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Charlotte Hornets added quite a few interesting veterans to their roster this summer, but none are more of a question mark than Jeremy Lin. After fighting through a tough year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin is looking to reestablish himself as a productive player. The only problem is Charlotte already has a franchise point guard, meaning Lin won't be able to find much playing...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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