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No Kemba, no problem: Lin leads Hornets rally to beat Cavs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Even without their leading scorer, the Charlotte Hornets finally found a way to beat LeBron James. Jeremy Lin scored 24 points and the Hornets rallied in the second half for a 106-97 victory over James and the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and three other players finished...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets G Walker sits out game vs Cavs with sore knee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a sore left knee. According to Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, Walker's knee problems developed during the Hornets' road game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. ''We'll know more tomorrow,'' Clifford said. ''He was really sore (Tuesday)...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The merits of trading Blake Griffin to the Hornets

At 23-25, the Charlotte Hornets are currently on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff race. No matter how this season turns out for the Hornets-- be it a lottery trip or postseason appearance -- the team will still be firmly considered second-class citizens in the East as the summer approaches. That's what happens for a team with no superstar, no prized prospect and a few...
Via RealGM - NBA
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets broadcaster: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap”

When it comes to double entendre and innuendo breaking into sports telecasts, Charlotte Hornets play by play man Eric Collins delivered a Hall of Fame level entry Sunday night in a game in Los Angeles. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson pursued a loose ball that went towards the announcing table and Collins’ reaction was to say the following: “Jordan Clarkson almost came in my lap...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jeremy Lin’s hair has attracted plenty of attention from NBA announcers

In his first season with the Charlotte Hornets, Jeremy Lin has performed well as a reserve guard, averaging 12.3 points and 3.2 assists per game. But more than finding a regular role in Charlotte and contributing meaningful minutes to a team on the fringes of the Eastern Conference playoff race, the story with Lin this season has been his hair. Earlier in the season, the sixth-year...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After messing up his order, NBA rookie roasts Starbucks on Twitter

It happens to everybody. You order a drink at a busy/loud Starbucks and the barista writes the wrong name on your cup. Charlotte Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky is not everybody, though. And his name definitely isn't Craig:Being the nice, monolithic corporation they are, Starbucks responded with a pleasant tweet of their own. But it wasn't enough. Instead, it made a bad situation...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Beasley had to stop Jason Maxiell from laying hands on a Chinese player

Whenever I hear someone mention former first round pick Michael Beasley, the first thing that comes to my mind is disappointment. As of now, Beasley is playing overseas putting up a lot of points. But Beasley found himself doing a good deed and it involves another former NBA player. Jason Maxiell was ready to throw hands with a Chinese player but Beasley talked him out of it.  ...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist cleared for full-contact practice

    And at long last, they finally heard rejoicing in the city of Charlotte once again. Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been cleared to return to full-contact practice, the team announced in a release on Tuesday. INJURY UPDATE: @MKG14 has officially been cleared for full-contact practice
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Charlotte's defense melting?

Since Steve Clifford was named head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, defense has been that organization's calling card. They'd ground their opponents down into a muddy, low-scoring brawl, and hope to score enough points to survive.But this year, exceedingly so over their last 10 games, Charlotte's defense has been uncharacteristically atrocious. Here's a closer look at why that is...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Hornets consider dealing Nicolas Batum?

Charlotte’s strong start to the season was powered by the unexpected. This was supposed to be an antiquated, three-point-fearing squad not cut out for the NBA. The Jeremys, Lamb and Lin, were depth additions, brought in with little fanfare or expectations. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s injury was supposed to crush the team’s defensive potential and send the franchise on a lottery...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dell and Stephen Curry star in old Burger King commercial

There are some things in life that are better than pretty much everything else. This is one of those things. It aired during the Golden State Warriors game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday: Dell Curry "& Son" in a Burger King commercial. Wow. pic.twitter.com/kApBsptCJA — BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) January 5, 2016   Yes, that’s then Charlotte Hornets...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Are the Charlotte Hornets finally losing steam?

The Charlotte Hornets were one of many surprising teams in the Eastern Conference to begin the season. After an offseason trade that brought Nicolas Batum to North Carolina, it seemed like the Hornets had figured out what went wrong in 2014-2015 and looked to return to the playoffs. Since December 12, however, the Hornets have gone from a good team to an average team, which is not...
Via isportsweb.com
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson undergoes successful surgery on torn right meniscus

    On the fringe of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets are now facing the possibility of life without starting center Al Jefferson until at least February. The 30-year-old Jefferson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a lateral meniscus tear, the team announced in a release. His recovery is expected to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: I could fix the 76ers in five minutes

If former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown had his way, he and franchise legend Allen Iverson would help turn around the organization — and Brown thinks he could do it today. Jon Marks of Sheridan Hoops notes Brown said he’d only need five minutes to turn around Philadelphia, who should reach out to its best player of the recent generation. “I’m sick of what’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets have reinvented themselves as NBA Eastern Conference contenders

When the Charlotte Hornets lost Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the year to a separated shoulder, their season seemed over before it even had the chance to begin. Gone was their best defender and one of their best overall players. Without him, the Hornets appeared doomed to dwell in misery once more, the playoffs just as far from their reach as it was last season. Yet, as we approach...
Via The Comeback
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson suspended 5 games for violating NBA’s drug policy

Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson has been suspended five games by the NBA, for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program. Jefferson is currently dealing with a calf injury that has kept him out of action over the last week, and could keep him out for multiple more weeks. The suspension won’t kick in until Jefferson’s “eligible and physically able to play”...
Via The Comeback
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton dances at Hornets game, J.R. Smith trolls him

    Cam Newton made an appearance at the Charlotte Hornets game on Friday night and treated the crowd to some dancing. Newton was seated courtside, and the Panthers star put his moves on for the crowd. @DustinPhifer pic.twitter.com/8GnhwU5z2I — Daniel Guy (@danny_g13) November 28, 2015   J.R. Smith noticed, and he unleashed Newton’s famous Superman celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 27, 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
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