Much like basketball fans everywhere in 2011, the Charlotte Hornets (then the Bobcats) fell head over heels for a sensational dagger-flinging, cold-blooded dynamo of a point guard by the name of Kemba Walker. He threw his UConn Huskies on his back and willed them to a Big East tournament title and an NCAA championship. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets have been stuck in NBA purgatory since their inception as the Bobcats in 2004. No matter who they draft or sign, the franchise never seems to get past mediocre. Once they improve enough to reach the decency of a 40-45 win season, they plummet back down the standings. Show More Summary
The NBA coaching business is very much a "what have you done for me lately" industry. No one exemplifies that more than Steve Clifford. His rejuvenation of the 2013-14 Charlotte Bobcats was short-lived, as he now has to pick up the pieces...Show More Summary
Michael Jordan has been looking to sell his Chicago-area estate for years, but now the NBA legend and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats is getting serious. The former Bulls star has cut the Highland Park home price in half — to $14.88 million. For the master of aerial magic, Jordan first sought $29 [...]
The return of Buzz City was supposed to add fuel to the fire the Bobcats built in their swan song campaign of 2013-14. It winded up doing the exact opposite, as the Charlotte Hornets fell flat on their faces right out of the gate, limping...Show More Summary
Why is it so hard to love the Charlotte Bobcats Hornets? General incompetence has a lot to do with it. Like, well, this, as described by the UPoR’s Scott Fowler: This is how messed up the Charlotte Hornets are. Injuries have knocked out two of their starters and forced a third (Al Jefferson) to basically […]
Here’s the Charlotte Observer reporting on the Hornets, who are set to welcome Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back into action any day now: Over this season and last season the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets are 10 games above.500 when small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist plays. They are 14 games below.500 when Kidd-Gilchrist sits out. Coincidence? Hardly. Show More Summary
Things haven’t exactly gone as planned for Josh McRoberts and the Miami Heat. When South Beach signed the 6’10” forward away from the Charlotte Hornets (nee Bobcats) this summer, the organization envisioned him as a piece that wouldShow More Summary
Fans and media members alike believed the Charlotte Bobcats were officially going out with a bang. They had finally turned a corner, despite getting swept by the Miami Heat in the playoffs, and had already put together an incredibleShow More Summary
The Hornets were supposed to be a fun, competitive team this season, but they've failed to be either. By all accounts, Charlotte had a good offseason. It ditched the Bobcats moniker, added Lance Stephenson, adopted a sweet-lookin' color scheme and added a couple of promising first-round picks to a team that was the No. Show More Summary
There was something decidedly kitschy about last season's Charlotte Bobcats. They were a squad that was simultaneously on the rise and facing a clear expiration date. Steve Clifford, their first-year head coach, constructed a base system...Show More Summary
This chart from the Wall Street Journal shows Cleveland, predictably, getting the biggest bump in Facebook likes this offseason after bringing LeBron home. But Charlotte was the only other team to have their likes increase by more than 10 percent, and that's because the Hornets are great, and the Bobcats suck. Read more...
The Charlotte Bobcats will be without the services of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the immediate future. The team announced via Twitter that the small forward suffered a rib contusion Sunday against the New York Knicks and is listed as day-to-day: Kidd-Gilchrist attempted to collect a rebound and ended up falling hard on his side. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets are trying to move forward from the past, and with an exciting start to the 2014-15 NBA season, they apparently aren't afraid to make fun of their former struggles. To celebrate the end of the Bobcats era in Charlotte,...Show More Summary
And with a name change, Charlotte’s current NBA franchise is generating a lot more buzz (sorry) than it ever did when called the Bobcats. For that excitement to continue, the current Hornets will have to perform like the Hornets of old rather than the Bobcats — that is to say, put a consistently competitive product […]
More visual proof that going from Bobcats to Hornets has paid off.
All I'm saying is there's no way you ever would have seen Cam Newton in orange and gray Bobcats cleats. I like those. I like those a lot. I hadn't considered how the Hornets are back to matching the Panthers (kinda) color-scheme-wise, but there you go. Down with feline solidarity, up with color solidarity.
Charlotte's team name is once again the Hornets. Tuxedos for everybody! It's the Charlotte Hornets' debut and there's a -- WAIT FOR IT -- buzz around Charlotte, because a) nostalgia and b) "Bobcats" was never a fun name for anybody.Show More Summary
When the Charlotte Bobcats cut ties with Tyrus Thomas two summers ago, his life went into a tailspin. Thomas divorced his wife, and survived a major health scare. The fourth […] The post Tyrus Thomas Looking for a Way Back into the NBA appeared first on SLAMonline.
The "Wolves" part is because Charlotte's VP of Communications used to work for Minnesota. The part after that is a habit we're all still trying to break: Think this is my spot. Thanks for the hospitality @sixers PR. pic.twitter.com/HGN5WxrWVP — Mike Cristaldi (@mcristaldi) October 8, 2014