TAG: Charlotte Hornets

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Panthers’ Cam Newton Is Rocking Hornets Cleats Tonight

Cam Newton

Our eyes will be on Cleveland tonight for LeBron James’ homecoming, and yours should be, too. But believe it or not, there are sports besides basketball being played on Thursday. Like a true hoops fanatic, though, the Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton just can’t keep at least some of his focus away from the NBA. The star quarterback is rocking Under Armour cleats with Charlotte Hornets flair during warmups for his game against the New Orleans Saints. Read More »

instagram / Oct 30, 2014 / 12:45 am

Watch MJ’s Joyous Fist Pump After Kemba Walker’s Game-Winning Jumper Falls In OT

Michael Jordan

Buzz City came back in more ways than one tonight after the newly re-coined Hornets came back from a 24-point second half deficit to win, 108-106, in dramatic fashion. Recently extended Kemba Walker played hero while The Hero to a lot of us, Michael Jordan, gave a victorious fist pump that reminded us of our youth. Read More »

Video / Oct 29, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch Kemba Walker Hit Game-Tying 3 In 4Q, Winning Jumper In Overtime

Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker (photo. @jrsportbrief)

The new-look Charlotte Hornets once trailed the Milwaukee Bucks by 24 points midway through the third quarter on Wednesday. Maybe they just wanted to keep things interesting on opening night? Led by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson, and Al Jefferson, Charlotte came buzzing back to finally tie the young Bucks late in the fourth quarter – on a three-pointer by Kemba Walker with under two seconds remaining. And in overtime, the Hornets’ point guard of the present and future did himself one better, nailing the winning jumper as the game clock crept to five seconds. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Video: Lance Stephenson Rises For Vicious Power Dunk Over Larry Sanders

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson’s first game as a Charlotte Hornet hasn’t gone as planned. Born Ready didn’t score until the third quarter of his team’s regular season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, but perhaps Stephenson’s second basket will be what gets him going. Watch Lance gather with a power dribble before rising for a vicious poster dunk on elite rim-protector Larry Sanders. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Report: Kemba Walker Agrees To Four-Year, $48 Million Extension

Steve Clifford, Kemba Walker

Welp, we can cross another 2011 draftee off the list of players currently looking for their first big, post-rookie scale contract. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Hornets guard Kemba Walker has agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension that will go into effect starting with the 2015-16 season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: MJ’s Pitch To Lance Stephenson, “We Need To Challenge LeBron”

Lance Stephenson, LeBron James

While Michael Jordan wasn’t so clear on changing the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets, which goes into effect starting with this season, he was pretty set on targeting Lance Stephenson in free agency this summer. That’s what he made clear in his Sunday conversation with ESPN’s Darren Rovell and his one-on-one with Stephanie Ready of Hornets.com. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 20, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Taj Gibson Posterizes Bismack Biyombo

Bismack Biyombo, Taj Gibson

Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose led the Bulls to a 101-96 win over the visiting Bobcats Sunday night in preseason action, with D-Rose playing more minutes than usual (he’s fine, take a breathe Bulls fans). Except it was Taj Gibson who sent the crowd into a tizzy with a tasty dunk over Bismack Biyombo. Read More »

Video / Oct 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contact

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson (photo. @cjzero Vine)

Frankly, we’re not too concerned with flopping. The vast majority of today’s so-called flops involve players slightly embellishing contact that would merit a whistle even without such gesticulation. It’s telling that throughout tens of exhibition games, we’ve yet to come across a play that would get the league’s millions of armchair officials calling flop. Having said that, this one from Lance Stephenson – a repeat offender – is about as bad as it gets. Read More »

NBA / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Video: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Jumper Actually Looks Much, Much Better

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Some NBA teams believe that average shooting can be taught. That with enough time and effort spent in the gym under the guidance of proper coaching, even the most broken jumpers can be somewhat repaired. The Charlotte Hornets surely had that in mind when they selected Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the second overall pick of the 2012 draft. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Lance On Jordan Practicing With Hornets: “I’m Going To Try To Get Up In Him”

Lance Stephenson

Michael Jordan is owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He’s also a six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, and considered by most to be the greatest basketball player of all-time. Jordan hasn’t been shy to practice with his team in the past, and reports from those closed-door sessions are always and predictably glowing: “MJ took Michael Kidd-Gilchist to school!” is a rough approximation of a common refrain. Offseason addition Lance Stephenson, though, plans to put Jordan’s practice success to the test this season. Read More »