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Charlotte Hornets Falling Short of Amplified Expectations in Early Stages

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

Yeah, Everyone Likes The Hornets More Than The Bobcats

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

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...

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Injury: Updates on Hornets Forward's Ribs and Return

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

Charlotte Hornets Send off Bobcats Name with Gravestone Cake

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

The Hornets are back

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 […]

Check out Cam Newton's Charlotte Hornets cleats

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 first game as the Hornets is a black tie event

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

Tyrus Thomas Looking for a Way Back into the NBA

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 Hornets/Bobcats mix-up finds its way to a press pass

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

Gary Neal playing well in Hornets training camp

Here’s the Charlotte Observer reporting on the Hornets. And yeah, that’s “Hornets.” The Bobcats are gone. They are the Hornets now. You knew that already, but preseason is approaching so it’s worth repeating. Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford made a bold statement Monday about shooting guard Gary Neal’s value. “Our offense, once he got here, was totally [...]

Will Josh McRoberts Break out or Be Exposed in Expanded Miami Heat Role?

Forget Time Warner, Apple and Apogee Enterprises: Buy stock in Josh McRoberts. The former Charlotte Bobcat—themselves now the former Charlotte Bobcats—is poised for a breakout season in the comparatively cozy environs of American Airlines Arena. Show More Summary

Which Charlotte Hornets Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?

A huge reason why the Charlotte Bobcats went out with a bang was due to the emergence of Josh McRoberts as a multi -talented unique power forward. He improved so much that he went from hitting 58 threes over his first six seasons, to nailing 105 last year alone. Show More Summary

Sacramento Kings sign Ryan Hollins

The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent Ryan Hollins, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. A 7-foot center, Hollins was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the second round (50th overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft. He has accrued career averages of 3.8 points (.576 FG%,.657 FT%) and 2.2 rebounds in 12.0 minutes per [...]

Realistic Expectations for P.J. Hairston's Rookie Season with Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets struggled mightily on the perimeter in their final go-around as the Bobcats last season, so it was no secret that general manager Rich Cho was targeting help on the wings. It was clear as day that with Al Jefferson...Show More Summary

Charles Barkley: Michael Jordan didn’t like Bobcats criticism

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The greatest friendship since Rick Blaine and Capt. Renault is on the rocks. So says Charles Barkley. In a Yahoo interview, Charles Barkley divulges that critical comments he’s made about the former Charlotte Bobcats as a TNT analyst have rankled MJ, that team’s owner. “I think that Michael was upset by some of the things […]

Charles Barkley says friendship with Michael Jordan has soured over Bobcats criticism

Michael Jordan may have been the greatest player in history, but his ownership tenure in Charlotte has been a lot closer to a disaster. And apparently he was sensitive to a friend's opinion that the team was "turrible."

Charlotte Prepared to Spend $27M to Get All-Star Game

His failures in management/ownership have been well documented, but of late, Michael Jordan has been doing things the right way. The roster is young and talented, and he didn’t overspend on Lance Stephenson. The change from Bobcats to Hornets (along with the original colors) is a major boost as well. MJ is in heavy pursuit […]

Nelly Reps for the Charlotte Hornets on 'SportsCenter'

Rapper/hip-hop mogul Nelly has been a part-owner of Charlotte's NBA team for several years now, since previous majority owner Bob Johnson brought him into the fold as part of the Bobcats ownership. And when Michael Jordan bought the majority stake from Bob a few years ago, he kept the St. Show More Summary

Cody Zeller hopes Hornets do land Gordon Hayward

Here’s the Charlotte Observer reporting on the Hornets. That’s right, the Hornets. There aren’t Bobcats around anymore. Not in NBA basketball, at least. Get used to it. The Hornets. Charlotte Hornets. Anyway, here: Would free-agent forward-guard Gordon Hayward be a good fit with the Charlotte Hornets? No, Hornets forward Cody Zeller replied Wednesday; Hayward would be a [...]

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