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Larry Bird on Stephenson: 'I really feel bad about losing him'

Lance Stephenson’s overall character has come into question for as long as anyone can remember. It’s clear that he’s a talented athlete, and on some nights he even appeared to be the best player on the court. In a league that has brought together the best basketball players on the planet and some of the best athletes in the history of mankind, Lance standing out, even if only...
Via Pass The Pill
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets solidify backcourt in free agency

The Charlotte Hornets finished a stellar 2013-2014 campaign by making the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-2010 season.  However, the Miami Heat exposed some of the Hornets’ more glaring weaknesses in a 1st round, four-game sweep.  The sub-par Eastern Conference masked the fact that the Hornets were devoid of quality role players to direct a second team during stretches...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predictions: Charlotte Hornets 2014 National TV...

I believe the days of Charlotte having zero or just one courtesy appearance on National TV are long gone. With the Hornets being a playoff team, having a very solid draft and adding Lance Stephenson who is the type of player that people will tune in to see so that they can either root for or against him, How many National appearances do you predict we get this season?
Via BobcatsPlanet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson is excited about Lance Stephenson coming to Charlotte

Charlotte had what is considered one of the stronger, more professional locker rooms in the NBA last season. Veteran big man Al Jefferson and his steady demeanor was a big part of that. Now Lance Stephenson is being injected into that mix — and Jefferson is pumped about it. “I’m excited about Lance,” Jefferson said in the hall outside the Hornets locker room at the Thomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Forgotten Man Ready to Return

This offseason has been full of additions to the Hornets roster, both through the draft and free agency. From the drafting of a hometown boy in P.J. Hairston to the signing of the superstar in the making in Lance Stepenson, the Hornets jerseys will not be the only thing with a new look this year! Lost in shuffle, a piece of this team who may have a big part in its success, has been...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MJ told Lance Stephenson he needs to 'calm down'

Lance Stephenson made it clear during his introductory press conference with the Charlotte Hornets that he’s more than just the guy that blew in LeBron James’ ear during the playoffs.  “I bring more to the table than blowing in someone’s ear,” Stephenson said Friday of the incident with LeBron James that brought him so much notoriety The multi-talented shooting guard said...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson: ‘I’m a great player’

The Charlotte Hornets introduced guard Lance Stephenson on Friday. “We are extremely excited to add Lance to our team,” Hornets general manager Rich Cho said.  “He is a great up-and-coming player with an incredibly high ceiling.  He is an exceptional athlete who has the versatility and skill to play multiple positions on both offense and defense.  We believe he will be...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets To Re-Sign Jannero Pargo

The Hornets and point guard Jannero Pargo have struck a deal, according to Pargo’s agents at Priority Sports & Entertainment (Twitter link; hat tip to Marc Stein of ESPN.com). The Mark Bartelstein client returns to Charlotte presumably to reprise his role as the team’s third point guard after the Hornets agreed to a deal with Brian Roberts to replace Luke Ridnour, who’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Our 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets…For Now

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to share with you the current Charlotte Hornets that are on the team for the 2014-2015 season.  Granted, we are still in the free agency period, and signings and trades can always happen, but as of noon today, this is what we are looking like.  Also, this is my best guess at the starting 5.  Power forward will probably be a battle to see who fits...
Via Trade Street Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Brian Roberts Contract Grade

Charlotte Hornets: Brian Roberts Contract Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 Seasons, 5.5 Million The Charlotte Hornets have a new 2nd string point guard, Brian Roberts. It seems that 2-3 million per season is the standard rate for veteran 2nd string point guards this offseason and Roberts is the next to receive a contract in this area. The...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason update for your Hornets!

So now that Lebron is done holding us hostage, everything is starting to shake out for the rest of the league, including the Hornets. After a nice draft that included Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston, the team has been quite active in free agency. They have agreed to terms with Power Forward Marvin Williams, a veteran big man who is fundamentally solid, plus can help the young bigs...
Via Trade Street Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Criticized For Not Drafting Bulls’ Pick Doug McDermott

Posted to Chicago BullsMichael Jordan’s talent as an owner has been questioned ever since he took over the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, and his recent draft pick is drawing even more questions. “The Charlotte Hornets haven’t had much luck in the draft since the franchise joined the NBA and it’s possible that all the fault lies with Michael Jordan. Indiana’s Noah Vonleh might...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets’ top draft picks have brutal debuts

Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing didn’t want to hear about first-game jitters. Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will be paid like NBA players this season; they have to live up to that. “If both P.J. and Noah are not going to play well for us, we don’t have a chance to win,” Ewing said after coaching the Hornets to a 70-58 opening-game loss to the Golden...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward agrees to offer sheet with Charlotte Hornets

Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, reports Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte observer. Gordon Hayward has agreed to an offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets, the Observer has learned. — Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 9, 2014 Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the deal is a max offer sheet, for...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: P.J. Hairston charged with assault and battery for fight during pickup game

P.J. Hairston has been charged with assault and battery in relation to a fight on Sunday involving a 17-year-old high school basketball player during a pickup game at a YMCA according to a court official. The rookie reportedly will not be arrested, according to a report from Raleigh-Durham’s ABC 11. A prep basketball star from […] The post Report: P.J. Hairston charged with assault...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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