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Kemba Walker launches fake-political ads for Most Improved Player award bid

Kemba Walker is having an outstanding season and he’s launched a faux political campaign in an attempt to gain recognition for it. Walker has teamed up with his Charlotte Hornets to launch the Win With Walker campaign. The Hornets have launched a website and created some clever ads to promote the point guards Most Improved Player bid. The club launched a great video parodying...
Via The Comeback
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

HTL brought to you by ESPN 730: Kemba Walker's campaign heats up the Charlotte Hornets

Another masterful performance in Madison Square Garden keeps the Hornets hopes at home court alive for now Despite nearly turning over half the team and adding two new starters to the rotation, no one has been more important to the success of the Charlotte Hornets this year than Kemba Walker. He's the focus of another clever campaign by the Charlotte Hornets who are lobbying hard...
Via At The Hive
3 hours ago

The Charlotte Hornets first round matchup doesn't matter

It really doesn't matter who the Charlotte Hornets get in the first round, because everybody they're going to play is going to be good. With the playoffs getting closer, the matchups in the Eastern Conference are starting to take shape, and there's a very common perception among fans of the middle teams in the East. "I want Charlotte." This comes off as insulting to a team that has...
Via At The Hive
6 hours ago

Kemba Walker Pours In 34 Points Versus Knicks

A photo posted by Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) on Apr 6, 2016 at 7:25pm PDT Kemba Walker got the Charlotte back on track with a win over the Knicks. Scoring a team-high 34 points in his hometown to end the Hornets costly two-game losing streak. Al Jefferson who finished with 24 points of his own, called the game a must-win. “It was a must-win game,” Jefferson said. “We...
Via Hooped Up
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Walker, Jefferson help Hornets bounce back, beat Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) Kemba Walker scored 34 points, Al Jefferson had 24 and the Charlotte Hornets bounced back from consecutive losses to the Eastern Conference's top teams by beating the New York Knicks 111-97 on Wednesday night. Charlotte, which fell in Cleveland on Sunday and Toronto on Tuesday, had dropped a game behind Boston and Miami for fourth place and needed a win to renew...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kemba’s 34 Points Leads the Charlotte Hornets to Victory Over the Knicks

The Charlotte Hornets put an end to their two game losing streak as they defeat the Knicks in New York behind Kemba’s 34 points. The Charlotte Hornets (45-33) were able to defeat the New York Knicks (31-48) behind a big game from Kemba Walker as he returned home to New York. The team was also […] Kemba’s 34 Points Leads the Charlotte Hornets to Victory Over the Knicks - Swarm...
Via Swarm & Sting
21 hours ago

Jeremy Lin ‘You Mad Bruh’ Illustration

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is peaking at the right time, as his team heads into the playoffs. So don’t be surprised or mad when he takes over at least one game during the postseason. Art by Bam! Bam! Bam! The post Jeremy Lin ‘You Mad Bruh’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets’ Assistant Coach, Patrick Ewing, Interested in Knicks Head Coaching Job

Charlotte Hornets’ assistant coach and Knicks legend, Patrick Ewing, is open to becoming the head coach for New York. Former New York Knicks big man and NBA legend, Patrick Ewing, was recently interviewed on a podcast for Yahoo’s The Vertical. He entertained the idea of him re-joining the Knicks as their next head coach. Ewing is […] Charlotte Hornets’ Assistant Coach, Patrick...
Via Swarm & Sting
1 day ago

Why the Charlotte Hornets could win the NBA title

Ahead of the NBA playoffs, FoxSports will find the best-case scenario for all 16 qualified teams and make the case for why each could win the title, no matter how improbable it might be.  They're the poor man's Golden State Warriors Remember Marvin Williams, the former No. 2 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2005? Man, he was a bust, wasn't he?So, about that... At age 29, Williams...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Scores 21 In Loss to Toronto

Jeremy Lin has a knack for playing well in the Air Canada Centre and that held true once again. With Lin dropping 21 points with seven dimes in a Charlotte Hornets loss to Toronto. “I just didn’t feel we came out with the same juice we needed to and created a big hole for ourselves,” Lin said. A video posted by Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) on Apr 5, 2016 at 7:45pm PDT...
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets Release a Campaign Supporting Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have released a campaign that is dedicated to the support of Kemba Walker for the Most Improved Player of the Year Award. The Charlotte Hornets have gone all out with their recent campaign that supports star point guard, Kemba Walker, as this season’s Most Improved Player of the Year. The award is given […] The Charlotte Hornets Release a Campaign Supporting...
Via Swarm & Sting
2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets links of the week: Kemba's motivation and MJ is worth over a billion

This week, Kemba Walker discusses his ups and downs in Charlotte, and for Michael Jordan money really does grow on trees. What a time to be alive. Drake's words have never felt truer for the Charlotte Hornets than right now. The Hornets currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and are just a half game back of the three seed. On top of that, the Hornets need to win just...
Via At The Hive
3 days ago

WATCH: Hornets players lose their minds after Marvin Williams’ posterizing dunk

Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams threw down a nasty dunk during the third quarter of the team’s 100-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at Time Warner Cable Arena. Watch Williams posterize Carl Landry with this awesome slam: While the dunk was great, the reaction from Williams’ teammates on the Charlotte bench may have even been better: Jeremy Lin...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker scores 27, Hornets defeat 76ers 100-91

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 100-91 on Friday night, leaving them on the verge of clinching an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Hornets (44-31) can wrap up a postseason berth for the second time in three seasons if Detroit beats Chicago on Saturday night. Walker had three 3-pointers...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker: ‘I’m tired of not making the playoffs’

In the midst of a career year with the Charlotte Hornets, it’s clear that guard Kemba Walker is playing with a bit of extra oomph this season. Now we’re getting a small glimpse into what his motivation might be. “I’m tired of not being in the playoffs. I’m tired of having to watch the first round at home, not being a part of it,” Walker said on Friday in an interview...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets rout Bucks 115-91 behind Batum's 25

MILWAUKEE -- Nicolas Batum scored 23 of his 25 points in the first half and the Charlotte Hornets used a 3-point barrage to rout the Milwaukee Bucks 115-91 on Saturday night.Marvin Williams added 21 points and Kemba Walker had 18 for the Hornets, who won three of four games in the season series. Charlotte connected on 16 of 29 3-pointers against Milwaukee in this one, a 55 percent...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry, Panthers stay neutral as Hornets, NBA and Hurricanes condemn LGBT discrimination law

Much to the chagrin of the “stick 2 sportz” crowd, political and social issues will always reverberate in the sports world. So when North Carolina governor Pat McCrory signed a law Wednesday invalidating all anti-discriminatory protections for LGBT individuals, it was only so long before the sports implications became clear. Two of North Carolina’s three major professional...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelly photobombs Jeremy Lin during postgame interview

The Charlotte Hornets pulled off a huge upset and defeated the San Antonio Spurs 91-88 on Monday night. San Antonio was fresh off a big win against Golden State, so they were in a prime letdown spot, and Charlotte took advantage of it. Jeremy Lin led the way with 29 points on an efficient 11-of-18 shooting performance, and he was asked about the big win during a postgame interview...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Trade Street Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What's Been Working Lately for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been playing exceptional basketball as of late, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. The team has won 17 out of their last 21 games and holds a net rating of +8.8 during that stretch. Additionally, during that span, only the 58-10 San Antonio Spurs have had a better net rating, per NBA.com. Hornets coach Steve Clifford is very pleased by the way...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker And His Newfound Space

The breakout year of Kemba Walker has not coincidentally coincided with a new offensive style for the Charlotte Hornets. Following a disappointing season in which the Hornets missed the playoffs, the front office revamped the roster with a plethora of three-point shooters. The result has been very pleasing for both the on-court product and the progression of their star point guard...
Via RealGM - NBA
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Is Nicolas Batum's All Star Appearance?

The former Portland Trail Blazer, who was traded for young big man Noah Vonleh in a blow up move by the Blazers, Nicolas Batum came to the Charlotte Hornets with a great track record of being perennially underrated. And while dragging the Hornets to around .500 with Kemba Walker breaking out (finally), Batum should have been recognized for his All-Star caliber season. A supposedly...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets decline Hornets offer for Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets are trying to move Dwight Howard at the NBA trade deadline, but the team didn’t budge on an offer from the Charlotte Hornets. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Charlotte to send Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes to Houston. Houston Rockets turned down Charlotte's offer of Al Jefferson & Spencer Hawes for Dwight Howard, according to...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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