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HORNETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Al Jefferson Plans To Exercise $13.5M Option For Next Season

Al Jefferson said he does not plan to opt out of his $13.5 million option for the 2015-16 season. "I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that." Jefferson finished...
Via RealGM
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration. Jefferson is due $13.5 million next season. Henderson, the longest-tenured player on the roster, is set to make $6 million. Both have opt-out clauses in their contracts that would allow them to become free...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford trips, falls during Hornets-Raptors game (Video)

NBA referee Joey Crawford tripped and fell down on the court during the opening minute of Wednesday night's game in Toronto between the Raptors and the visiting Charlotte Hornets.Crawford got right back up and seemed to be OK, although likely a bit embarrassed. He's lucky he didn't get seriously hurt there. Pablo Prigioni knows a little something about that.H/T NIS. This post...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joey Crawford Took a Spill During the Hornets-Raptors Game

The last of the NBA regular season is off to the hottest start imaginable thanks to everyone’s favorite referee, Joey Crawford. During the opening minute of the Hornets-Raptors game, ol’ Joey took a theatrical spill while jogging up behind Kemba Walker. As you can see above, Joey milked the hell out of it, sliding as far as he could before recovering. Of course, Twitter absolutely...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season: “If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been a sold defender all season long and his team would like to see him make the NBA All-Defensive Team for the firs time. So they made a video and website to promote his his 24/7 defensive abilities. Check it out. The post Hornets Push Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One thing Hornets fans (and the rest of us) have left to look forward to this season

Suffice it to say that this has been a disappointing season for the Charlotte Hornets and their fans. The team was eliminated from playoff contention on Friday. It lost its home finale on Monday night, so the fans didn't even get to go home happy. And it seems like there's another injury to Al Jefferson or Kemba Walker every week. Other than the emergence of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to the Charlotte Hornets?

The Buzz was back! The beloved Charlotte Hornets had returned to basketball crazy North Carolina for the 2014-15 NBA Season. NBA Legend Team Owner Michael Jordan had negotiated with the Association on bringing the Hornets moniker back to Charlotte after it was no longer being used by the now New Orleans Pelicans. It was a no-brainer... The post All Buzz, No Hive: What Happened to...
Via The Garbage Time
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 Season Obituary: The Charlotte Hornets Weren’t Born Ready To Return To The Playoffs

This season, something important was restored in Charlotte. Decades ago, the NBA came to a college basketball-loving part of the United States, accompanied by a genuine buzz. The Hornets showed that there was more than enough basketball for a fan’s entertainment dollar in the Carolinas. That identity — the one carried by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson in the franchise’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Charlotte Hornets must do to get the “Buzz” back!

I’ve lived in Charlotte my entire life and I’ve never remembered a time, other than perhaps when the Panthers made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII, when the Charlotte sports atmosphere had such a buzz and excitement about it like it did when the city got its beloved basketball team back. The old school Charlotte Hornets never really left, and the city never really stopped loving the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: playoffs mean big bonuses for players

Let’s just say, the eastern conference is weaker than Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s defense trail in Boston this week.  At 33-45, it’s baffling that the Charlotte Hornets have a glimmer of playoff opportunity.  After losing to the Toronto Raptors by 18 points, fans are ready to go ahead and cash out…it’s closing time. Charlotte Hornets come up short when it counts. This was quite...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets out-last Sixers 92-91

The Charlotte Hornets were neck-and-neck with the Philadelphia 76ers the whole way, even trailing by 1 in the waning seconds before Gerald Henderson put in the game winning layup with six seconds to play. Coming the other way, Ish Smith missed a driving layup, Henderson grabbed the rebound to seal Philadelphia’s fate. Kemba Walker carried the load for the Hornets, finishing with...
Via Trade Street Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Horrible NBA Dunk Fail Sends Roy Hibbert Into Laughing Fit

It was a horrible dunk attempt by Charlotte's Jason Maxiell, and Indiana's Roy Hibbert couldn't get enough of it.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Lance Stephenson have a future with the Hornets?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Charlotte Hornets thought they were making a big splash in free agency last offseason by signing former Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson. He was ranked as one of the most talented free agents on the market, but his first season with the Hornets has been an absolute nightmare for both sides. There were rumors surrounding Stephenson at...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams and the evolving role of the volume scorer

For your consideration, here is a list of statistics in which the playoff periphery Charlotte Hornets trailed the projected 67-loss New York Knicks prior to the Mo Williams trade: Field goal percentage (43.6 percent to 42.2 percent) Three-point percentage (35.9 percent to 30.8 percent) True Shooting Percentage (51.5 percent to 49.7 percent) Offensive Rebound Rate (25.3 percent...
Via The Sports Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets go all-in on Kidd-Gilchrist for Defensive Player of the Year with 'MKG Security'

You might recall that last year's Charlotte Hornets (well, the Bobcats still at the time, but you get it) got creative with their campaigning for Al Jefferson to make an All-NBA team. And to the surprise of no one, Charlotte's PR staff is at it again this year, with a giveaway for NBA award voters that reminds said voters just how safe you feel when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is guarding...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets campaign for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to get on All-Defensive team

And it is quite the unique campaign. The Charlotte Hornets put out this little commercial for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to get on the All-Defensive team. They called it MKG Security: While not an offensive ace, MKG has been an excellent perimeter defender thus far in his young career. MKG missing games might hurt his case a little bit but there’s no doubt what he can do when it...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired Hornets Fall to Celtics, 116-104

I used to always talk about the Bobcats losing games that they shouldn’t have and winning games that they shouldn’t have.  I used to talk about how when we would play a team worse than us, we would play down to their level.  Last night, at home, with playoff implications pending, the Hornets did not need to lose the game.  Unfortunately, they did lose, 116 – 104.  The Celtics...
Via Trade Street Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come From 13 back to Defeat the T-Wolves

The Hornets snapped a 3-game losing streak by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-98 last night.  They are going to need to get locked in to some wins if they want to continue on pace to make the playoffs again this season.  The Hornets scorers were led by Mo Williams, former T-Wolf, with 24 points.  He also had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a block to go with it.  He was joined...
Via Trade Street Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Distracted woman’s nose bloodied by errant pass at Hornets game (video)

A woman seated courtside was on the receiving end of a vicious blow to the face by a basketball courtesy of an errant pass from Lance Stephenson during Wednesday’s Sacramento Kings-Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The poor lady, seated behind the Hornets bench, certainly didn’t do herself any favors as it relates...Read More The post Distracted woman’s nose...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman hit in face with basketball at Kings-Hornets game (Video)

A woman sitting in the second row behind the Charlotte Hornets bench suffered a bloody nose after being hit square in the face with a loose ball during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Sacramento.The woman was being shown something on her companion's cell phone and never saw the ball coming as Lance Stephenson threw a bad pass through the hands of Gerald Henderson...
Via Holdout Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Fan Glued To Phone Takes Lance Stephenson Pass To Face (Video)

Here’s a public service announcement for looking up from your smartphone every once in a while when you attend a sporting event. Especially when you’re close to the action. A Charlotte Hornets fan likely will take that message to heart after she was hit in the face by an errant Lance Stephenson pass during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. She was...
Via NESN.com
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: A fight against mediocrity

For fans of Charlotte sports teams, it has to be rough. Whether it be football or basketball, both seem to rest in the bowels of mediocrity. After starting the season slow, the Carolina Panthers gained steam in November, won the NFC South and made the NFL Playoffs with a 7-8-1 record. And then they stole a playoff game. Much like their football counterparts, the Charlotte Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan makes Forbes’ billionaires list for first time

Michael Jordan might have a reason to pop the champagne or even light up one of his famous cigars: For the first time, he cracked Forbes’ billionaires list. Forbes explains why they now value His Airness’ assets at over $1 billion: Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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