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Charlotte Hornets: Michael Jordan Says the NBA Has Changed For the Better

Charlotte Hornets’ owner, Michael Jordan, said that the NBA has changed for the better as the dominance has shifted from traditional big men to guards. In a recent interview with NBA TV, Michael Jordan sat down alongside Clippers’ owner, Steve Balmer, and former NBA player, Yao Ming. The current owner of the Charlotte Hornets talked […] Charlotte Hornets: Michael Jordan Says...
Via Swarm & Sting
4 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets 2016-2017 Rivalry Games: We have rivalries, right?

Shouldn’t the Hornets have a clearcut rival by now? We take a look at some candidates before the 2016-17 season. There’s not much better in sports than an old-fashioned rivalry. North Carolina-Duke, Yankees-Red Sox, Auburn-Alabama, Army-Navy... rivalry games define a successful season for many fans, and they’re always dates we circle on the calendar. So when the 2016-17 Charlotte...
Via At The Hive
6 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: Taking a Closer Look at Steve Clifford’s Interview

Charlotte Hornets’ head coach, Steve Clifford, had an interview with WFNZ and he talked about some of his thoughts on free agency and the team going forward. Steve Clifford held an interview with Chris Kroeger of WFNZ radio in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago. I apologize for the tardiness, but I believe this interview shed […] Charlotte Hornets: Taking a Closer Look at Steve...
Via Swarm & Sting
12 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: Spencer Hawes to Play in Seattle Pro-Am

It was announced that Charlotte Hornets’ big man, Spencer Hawes, will play in the star-studded Seattle Pro-Am this summer along with other NBA players. Jamal Crawford announced via Twitter that “Charlotte Hornets Spencer Hawes will be playing in the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star Game.” This is one of the biggest offseason basketball events held each summer […] Charlotte Hornets...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

The Charlotte Hornets will have no advantages out west

Looking forward a bit, there are two really rough stretches the Charlotte Hornets are going to have to fight through in this upcoming season. The Charlotte Hornets schedule has come out, and outside of the typical first game of the season, first home game, and national TV stuff there usually isn't all that much exciting about it. After all, in the NBA you play every team a minimum...
Via At The Hive
3 days ago

Charlotte Hornets will have multiple national TV games

The Charlotte Hornets have plenty of national TV games this year, and it looks like these ones aren't going to get flexed out. The Charlotte Hornets have had a lot of rotten luck as of late when it comes to getting on national TV. For two straight years now they've had end of season matchups on ESPN get flexed out for games that would be more relevant to the playoff race. This season...
Via At The Hive
5 days ago

Kemba Walker: Jeremy Lin deserves to be a starter

One guy who’s happy to see Jeremy Lin get his chance to run the show in Brooklyn is former Hornets teammate Kemba Walker. In an interview with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer published on Thursday, Walker heaped praise on his ex-backup, saying that he deserves his opportunity to start. “I hate to see him go, but at the same time I’m definitely happy for him,” Walker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. Gillespie has more than 14 years of NBA experience, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach. His hiring was announced Monday. Gillespie spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets co-owner blasts NBA, city for taking away All-Star Game

Reaction around the world of sports and the greater world beyond has been almost unanimously positive about the NBA’s decision to take the All-Star Game out of Charlotte in response to North Carolina’s shamefully bigoted HB2 law. The Hornets’ chairman, Michael Jordan, issued this statement in response to the move: Statement from Hornets owner Michael Jordan on the league...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA moves 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over HB2

The NBA announced on Thursday that it will move the 2017 All-Star Game from North Carolina. It’s a decision that’s been a long time coming, and has set up widespread debate around the basketball world. Based solely on a North Carolina law that discriminates against the LGBT community — primarily the transgender population — the NBA released a statement explaining its decision...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA pulls 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte

House Bill 2, a controversial law that says transgender people must use the bathroom appropriate to their gender listed on their birth certificates, has caused a ton of trouble in the state of North Carolina. It looks like it has affected Charlotte in a big way as the NBA has announced they would pull the 2017 All-Star weekend from the state. The league had been considering moving...
Via Campus Sports Net
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nike joins fight against NC transgender bathroom law

Sports gear giant Nike is reportedly joining a group of 68 major U.S. companies attempting to block North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. The law, House Bill 2, requires transgender people to use bathrooms marked with their gender, rather than the gender they associate with — something that has stirred up plenty of discussion on both sides of the issue. ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nic Batum headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency

Nic Batum the headliner as Charlotte Hornets make most of free agency
Via FOX Sports South
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Marvin Williams Re-Signs With Hornets

Marvin Williams backdoored his way into a highly productive NBA career after long playing under the specter of being drafted ahead of Deron Williams and Chris Paul for a Hawks' team that needed a point guard. Williams' productivity and versatility over the past two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets was rewarded with a four-year, $54.5 million deal. The late career surge of Williams...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Lee has always been desired by others just a little bit more than he's been needed by his incumbent teams to not include to make trades materialize. Lee presumably has...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Al Jefferson to three-year, $30 million deal

The Indiana Pacers are apparently hell-bent on improving a roster that needed to see upgrades in order for the team to contend in the Eastern Conference. After acquiring former All-Star Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks earlier in the summer, the Pacers have reportedly signed free-agent big man Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million contract. Jefferson, 31, is coming off an...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack seemingly laughs at Jeremy Lin signing with Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious. Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah — JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nicolas Batum signs max deal with Hornets

Charlotte Hornets management indicated Nicolas Batum was its “No. 1 priority” this offseason, and while the Hornets may have overpaid for him, it looks like they got their guy. Batum looks to be a max player now, as the Hornets reportedly offered the French shooting guard a five-year, $120 million deal to remain with the team. EXCLUSIVE Nic Batum Is coming back to the...
Via The Sports Daily
July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin wants to ‘find a home’ in free agency

After bouncing around the NBA, Jeremy Lin wants to land somewhere where he’ll be staying for a while. It’s appearing likely that that place will not be New Orleans. Lin told the World Economic Forum that he wants to find a permanent home, as well as a team that can maximize his potential. “I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli: Charlotte Hornets draft night acquisition

I half-expected to be writing about who the Charlotte Hornets picked at number 22 in the 2016 NBA draft this week. Instead, General Manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford, and owner Michael Jordan decided to go with a proven NBA veteran over a rookie with their 2016 first round pick. The Hornets traded that pick for Marco Belinelli 30-year-old shooting guard who hails originally...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Team Needs: Hornets Look To Fill Out Their Roster

Team: Charlotte Hornets Draft Picks: #22 Team Needs: Shooting Guard, Power Forward, Center Key Players: Kemba Walker, Al Jefferson (UFA), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Nicolas Batum (UFA) The Charlotte Hornets are at a real crossroads this offseason when it comes of the future of their franchise. The Hornets have eight players set to hit free agency this summer, and it is likely that...
Via The Sports Quotient
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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