Last time the Minnesota Timberwolves were forced to trade the NBA's best rebounder and most disgruntled superstar, they landed Al Jefferson, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair and two first-round picks. Seven years later, Minnesota is looking to acquire more while parting with less. Show More Summary
The 2014 NBA draft is just days away, and for Utah Jazz fans, it brings with it hope after a dismal 2013-14 campaign. It was a season that was expected to be rough after Utah's front office allowed veterans Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap...Show More Summary
The new, clean design was unveiled in a team-sponsored video, with Gerald Henderson, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson reacting. Introducing the brand new Charlotte #HornetsUnis! http://t.co/MgHy2DcOTX pic.twitter.com/w59MlUvRgd — Charlotte...Show More Summary
The newly rebranded Charlotte Hornets are ready to add some talented young players to their core of Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson in the 2014 NBA draft. How would a player like P.J. Hairston fit in Charlotte? Jonathan Wasserman joins Adam Lefkoe to discuss the possibility in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
The Charlotte Hornets will look to add a scorer to their core of Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker with the ninth overall pick in the upcoming draft after a surprising playoff berth last season. Who could the Hornets target to fit that need? Jonathan Wasserman and Adam Lefkoe discuss the Hornets' game plan in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
When the Charlotte Hornets inked center Al Jefferson to a three-year, $40.5 million deal a year ago, skeptics saw it as a desperate attempt on the part of owner Michael Jordan to legitimize his wayward franchise. But after a 43-win season...Show More Summary
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan honored Al Jefferson by taking out a full-page advertisement Sunday in the Charlotte Observer after the 6-foot-10 center was named third-team All-NBA.
In the end, the Charlotte Bobcats went out with a whimper. A playoff sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat will be our last memory of the Bobcats before they revert back to the Hornets logo and colors next year, but there's reason for...Show More Summary
Adversity fosters growth, right? That at least has to be the hope in Utah after the 57-loss season endured by the young core of the Jazz. That kind of rough year was largely expected when Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap were allowed to...Show More Summary
After years of struggles for lottery teams, Al Jefferson finally had his moment in the playoff sun this spring. Though he departed early, finally succumbing after Game 3 of Miami’s 4 game sweep of the Bobcats to a torn plantar fascia, Big Al received some long overdue public for his offensive dominance despite playing on one foot. Show More Summary
For a few short minutes during the Bobcats' Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat, Al Jefferson did his thing. Which is to say he stuck his ass into whatever helpless defender got himself dragged onto the left block, took a brief moment to size up the situation, and then bullied his way to the rim on the strength of one of his many unstoppable post moves. Read more...
? Charlotte's chances at picking up a win tonight in Game 4 of the playoff series with Miami took a big hit earlier today when the Bobcats said Al Jefferson would not play. Jefferson, who leads the Bobcats in scoring (18.7 points and...Show More Summary
Al Jefferson is doubtful for Game 4 Monday night against the Miami Heat due to a lingering foot injury, according to Bobcats coach Steve Clifford.
Al Jefferson is dealing with a painful foot ailment, a mildly torn plantar fascia that he suffered in Game 1 against the Miami Heat. The Charlotte Bobcats center has been a central contributor all season along, and the big question has...Show More Summary
The Charlotte Bobcats want to be more than a feel-good story. With the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on the docket and leading scorer Al Jefferson limping on one leg (plantar fascia), the franchise faces an uphill climb to gain...Show More Summary
Bobcats center Al Jefferson says he'll play in Game 3 Saturday night against the Miami Heat.
Is it heroic to play through injury? Or is it stupid? The post Michael Jordan, Al Jefferson, And The Glorification Of Playing When You’re Injured appeared first on ThinkProgress.
CHARLOTTE—Heard the expression mind over matter? When it comes to high-level sports, there comes a point at which athletes completely shut off their minds, because they've decided that only one thing matters. This came to mind whileShow More Summary
Al Jefferson hobbled into Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena, the weight of the Charlotte Bobcats on his shoulders and a walking boot on his left foot. Immobilized by a plantar fascia injury first suffered in Sunday's series opener, the big man insisted he'd be ready for Wednesday's Game 2. Show More Summary
MIAMI -- It's been a struggle for many Heat fans to get excited for this first round series against the Charlotte Bobcats, not only due to the absence of fear, but also of animosity. Charlotte is led by earnest Al Jefferson, who has never shown anything but respect for an opponent. Show More Summary