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Let’s Talk Hornets Drafting for 2016

The Charlotte Hornets are currently sitting with the 22nd pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.  The rumor mill is in full swing, throwing names in the air that the Hornets should pursue in free agency, in the draft, and/or in trades.  It all boggles my mind.  I dislike that the draft is before free agency begins because I want to see what players we will be able to retain from last season...
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June 22, 2016

Talking Hornets Basketball: Who We Got Staying? Who Should We Draft?

The Hornets roster will most likely look different next season.  Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is in “the eye of the beholder”.  One thing is fairly certain; we know who will be returning.  If you don’t know, here’s a quick list of who we have currently under contract: Kemba Walker – 3 more seasons Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – 3 more seasons with a “Player...
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June 21, 2016

The Playoffs are Over! Let’s Talk Hornets Basketball

I have to say that I discovered something about myself during the playoffs.  Typically I do not write anything about the NBA once my team is out of it.  I wait for the playoffs to end, and then I pick back up discussing our “Men of Teal”.  Well, this year was no different, except for 1 thing.  I actually caught myself getting worked up about how the playoffs were going....
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June 20, 2016

Hornets Snap Playoffs Drought; Defeat Heat, 96-80

It’s been a long time coming Hornets fans. Hope you don’t mind this walk down memory lane, but I feel it’s necessary so that everyone can understand the importance of this win. In the previous 2 playoff appearances, the Charlotte Bobcats were swept away in a fairly easy fashion. In the first appearance, the team assembled was a team build to “make the playoffs”.   The...
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April 24, 2016

Heat Beats Defenseless Hornets; Hornets Fall to 0-2 in the Series

Once again, our “Men of Teal” did not play defense.  Our offense had a much better game, even though our 3-point shooting is all but non-existent.  Any team that can maintain a field goal percentage north of 55% will not lose a game.  The Heat have been doing that very thing this entire series.  It is amazing to me that we are playing this team so poorly when we have had...
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April 22, 2016

Heat Squash Hornets in Game 1 of the Playoffs

Take a good look at the picture for this article.  I count 5 spectators watching Dwayne Wade making a layup.  By spectators, I’m referring to our Hornets starters. Not a whole lot can be said about the first game of the playoffs for the Hornets.  I’m really late to the party in terms of publishing a recap, but it is on purpose.  That may sound a little crazy, but it‘s the...
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April 19, 2016

Hornets Close the Regular Season with a Victory; Defeat Magic 117 – 103

Last night’s game was like many of the Hornets games this season.  It was full of highs and lows.  It was full of bright spots and dark spots.  In the end, however, the Hornets just shifted into overdrive and won their last game of the regular season. Positives from last night’s game include that none of our starters netted more than 21 minutes.  Nic Batum got the night off...
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April 14, 2016

Lin It to Win It; Hornets Swarm to Defeat the Spurs

I sat through that dreaded first quarter last night.  Right before tip-off I was talking on Twitter about how the Hornets couldn’t fall behind to the Spurs early because they were not a team that you catch back up to and beat.  As that dreaded quarter stormed on, there were comments from Twitter folks that would include: This looks like a JV basketball team This team looks like...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Playoffs Time: Coming Soon!

Feels good to have an article called “Hornets Playoff Time:Coming Soon”.  It feels even better to know that the #KeepSwarming train would really have to derail in order for the Hornets to not make the playoffs this year.  The Eastern Conference has definitely been a tight race all the way to the finish, and although we haven’t officially clenched a playoff spot, I firmly...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Beat Pelicans, 122 – 113

I want to tell you all about how the Hornets blew the Pelicans off of the court, but I can’t.  You’d think that if I told you that the Hornets scored 71 points in the first half of the game; you’d still think that I was going to go into this amazing story about how incredible the Hornets played, and how the Pelicans didn’t have a chance.  Yeah, I can’t do that either...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Top T-Wolves; 4th Win in a Row

Man it feels good to be a Hornets fan!  I can remember a time when I was writing game recaps for the Bobcats, and we would be excited if we were able to create a win streak of 2 games.  Now, we are amidst a 4-game win streak, having knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves in what, according to the win-loss total, should have been a breeze.  Unfortunately, the Hornets had to really...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Has Passed – Hornets Performance is Safe but Effective

So our Charlotte Hornets have gone past another trade deadline, and for some, they are upset.  They wanted Al Jefferson out of Charlotte.  From his first season here, to this season where we haven’t seen him any, I can understand why folks have felt this way.  I wanted him gone last year.  That was not smiled upon by many, but here we are at mid-season, in the last year of...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Highs and Lows: The Life of a Hornets Fan

Hornets defeated the Pacers last night, which was greatly needed before the all-start break.  The Pacers, a team ahead of us in the Eastern Conference standings, was definitely a target we needed to take down in order to start building momentum for the second half of the season.  What we didn’t need was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocating the shoulder that was just repaired....
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Beat Undermanned Bulls, 108-91

What happens when the Bulls have to start Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol, Mike Dunleavy, Kirk Hinrich, and E’Twaun Moore?  Well, typically they suffer the same pains that the Hornets have endured over the past few months.  They lose games.  Last night was no different.  Pau Gasol attempted to carry the team, scoring 22 points.  Doug McDermott,  E’Twaun Moore, and Taj Gibson tried...
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February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cousins Setting Records – Hornets Don’t Care; Hornets Defeat Kings in Double OT

So, I had no intentions of staying up until 2AM last night.  I didn’t plan on watching a double overtime NBA game.  Last night, however, the Hornets SHOULD HAVE won many fans over to root for them.  In an amazing turn of events, the short-handed Hornets (10 players available to play) went from being down 16 points at the end of the first quarter, to outscoring the Kings, 42...
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January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

A Walker/Lin 1-2-Punch Knock out the Knicks Saturday – Panthers are Super Bowl Bound

All of Charlotte should be smiling right now.  Primarily because the Panthers clinched their spot in Super Bowl 50, but also because the Hornets have been finding ways to win basketball games through all of the injuries they are facing right now. First off, I want to wish major congratulations to the Carolina Panthers for an amazing season, and for reaching the Super Bowl.  A 49...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Bug-on Bug Crime; Hornets Bit by the Injury Bug

I don’t know why, but it always seems like when the all-star break approaches, the Hornets are desperate to get there.  It isn’t a desire to get there to participate in the all-star activities as much as it is for us to recover from nagging injuries.  Every single year, it seems like we have key players hurt, and any stretch where we can be free from playing games means time...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kemba Will Look To Stay Hot As Hornets Set To Visit Thunder in OKC

At Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Charlotte Hornets. With Kemba Walker coming off his franchise-best 52-point output in Monday’s double-overtime victory over the Utah Jazz, it will be very interesting to see the Hornets on Wednesday with your Oklahoma City Thunder tickets. This game is even more interesting because Oklahoma City is...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Smother Atlanta To Get Back On Track

THERE WE GO, THAT IS MORE LIKE IT! First, and foremost, you’re welcome. You may be wondering what I’ve done for you but, the proof is in the pudding, kids. I have not watched the Hornets lose since week 2 or 3 of the season. I haven’t been able to watch lately and they went on a losing streak. I made a point to watch tonight, we won. I accept PayPal. ON TO THE GAME! The Hornets...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets Two Trips To LA Are Part Of Most Expensive January Dates On Secondary Market

The end of December and beginning of January hasn’t gone the way the beginning of the season went for the Charlotte Hornets, who are struggling as some key players have missed time due to injury. The Hornets lost their three of their last five games in December and have lost their first three games in January to compile a four-game losing streak. Sitting at 17-17, the Hornets enjoyed...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe’s Farewell Tour Reaches Charlotte, Lakers Fall, 108-98

Maybe it’s just me but I can’t stand it when fans from other teams come into our house and cheer more for the other team than the home team.  Last night, of course was no exception.  The Lakers reached Charlotte, NC for the Kobe Bryant farewell tour.  The result was a 108-98 victory for the Hornets. Over the past 11 years, Time Warner Cable Arena has not been a place that...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Fans, Let’s Take a Deep Breath and Reflect

Merry Christmas Hornets fans! How about a poem? T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, everyone was on electronics, even a mouse.   Both boys glued to TVs, Xboxes aglow; wife at the laptop, my PC running slow… I’m cruising through Twitter, thanking my fans, reading the Tweets and wringing my hands…   Yeah, I’m going to stop there. A poet I am not...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets CRUSH Heat 99-80!

The Hornets looked to avenge their first game of the season loss to the Miami Heat. Avenge away, Hornets. Avenge away. Absolutely dominating the Heat in all facets of the game from start to finish.  Little bit of news before we get into the recap; Al Jefferson will be suspended 5 games following his return from injury for violating the leagues’ substance abuse policy. Disappointing...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Night for GodZeller; Hornets Beat Pistons 104 – 84

Ever since it was announced that Al Jefferson was going to miss 2-3 weeks, the alarms were sounded and the big question was who would fill the void left by Jefferson’s absence.  Initially, the answer was simply “Center by Committee”.  As the games have passed by, a different answer has rung clear.  Cody Zeller could very well be the Center of the future for the Charlotte...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors Reach Historic 20-0 on Dell Curry Night at the Hive

I wanted to believe that the Hornets would snap the Golden State Warriors’ 19-0 start to the season, but unfortunately, from the start, the deck was stacked against us.  With the announcement that Al Jefferson would be missing 2-3 weeks due to a calf strain, it would mean that yet another Hornets staple would not be on the court to try and derail the Warriors.  While the Hornets...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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