Lance Stephenson decided to sign a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets last week, instead of accepting the long-term contract the Pacers were offering. The decision surprised Larry Bird, who is disappointed to lose his starting shooting guard, but also a player he personally helped develop into a borderline all-star.
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Lance Stephenson has agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers made an offer for five years, but Stephenson decided it was in his best interest to take a shorter-term deal in order to maximize his opportunity for one more huge contract in his prime, especially considering the league’s upcoming television deal and a possible change in the collective bargaining agreement after the 2016 season.
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The Utah Jazz matched Charlotte’s maximum-level offer sheet for restricted free agent Gordon Hayward, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Utah had said all along they would match any offer for Hayward and he’s likely to sign a four-year, $63 million deal some time today. Read More »
Last month, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said his team was in a position to make a “big difference” in upgrading their roster for the upcoming season. And now, he appears to be trying to deliver. Sources informed Yahoo! Sports, restricted free agent Gordon Hayward has signed a maximum four-year, $63 million offer sheet from the Hornets. Read More »
Michael Jordan made his high free agency ambitions for the Charlotte Hornets known early last month. And though Jordan has yet to make good on that big talk, Charlotte has eyes for arguably the best young wing on the market. Read More »
/ Jul 4, 2014 / 12:00 pm
On Saturday at James M. Bennett high school in Salisbury, Maryland, Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate gave back to his hometown and community by hosting a charity basketball game with all proceeds going towards his foundation.
The game featured former local high school players from the Eastern Shore’s Bayside Conference and included the likes of Craig Winder, Eddie Miller and Aaron Wyatt on the Hometown Greats team; names you wouldn’t know unless you have seen a high school game on the Eastern Shore in the past 15 years. They faced off against a team that included White Chocolate, Pat Da Roc and Future; names you might recognize if you’ve ever seen AND 1 mixtapes or Googled “streetballers.” Read More »
Lance Stephenson and the Pacers have reached an impasse reports Chris Broussard of ESPN. The Pacers offered the free agent wing a 5-year, $44-million deal yesterday, after making biographical film about Brooklyn “Born Ready” star’s time in Indy as part of their pitch. Despite the red carpet treatment, Stephenson declined the offer and is in talks with other teams. Read More »
18 years ago, at the 1996 NBA Draft in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Charlotte Hornets held the 13th pick in the draft. They came into the evening looking to land a center and found a willing partner in the Los Angeles Lakers, who were shopping Vlade Divac in order to open up cap space to pursue a free agent center named Shaquille O’Neal. To acquire Divac, the Hornets selected a 17 year old teenager named Kobe Bryant with their first round pick and sent him to the Lakers.
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The Charlotte Hornets unveiled their new jerseys yesterday. There was a small stylistic change which will end up having a huge impact on how league uniforms will look moving forward.
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These are good times for the Charlotte Hornets. The organization is coming off its second most successful season in history, Michael Jordan is spear-heading an aggressive offseason approach, and the re-branding to Charlotte’s beloved nickname from soon-to-be-forgotten Bobcats is finally in full swing. The Hornets took another step in their new direction today, unveiling the team’s three new uniforms to be worn in the 2014-2015 season. Read More »