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300-Pound College Pitcher Takes Internet By Storm

300-Pound College Pitcher Takes Internet By Storm

deadspin.com Updated May 30
St. Thomas (Miami) pitcher Ben Ancheff got the whole Internet talking last night after starting in the Bobcats’ NAIA World Series game in Idaho last night against Lewis-Clark State. But it wasn’t his 5.40 ERA or his unimpressive 3-2 record that blew eve…
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  • The Charlotte Hornets are just about done, and short of the pla…

    The Charlotte Hornets are just about done, and short of the playoffs

    yahoo.com Apr 8
    The Charlotte Hornets’ return to the postseason in 2015 was always going to be a tenuous proposition, the team overachieved a bit in winning 43 games in its final year as the “Bobcats” last season, and LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers jus…
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  • Gerald Henderson 'oops on, swats Marcin Gortat as Hornets shut …

    Gerald Henderson 'oops on, swats Marcin Gortat as Hornets shut down Wizards

    yahoo.com Feb 5
    There's this play that Steve Clifford likes to run when his Charlotte club, whether Bobcats or Hornets, is triggering an inbounds from the baseline under their opponents' basket. Put Gerald Henderson in the paint next to a big on the block, have Henders…
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  • NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shad…

    NBA Suspends Jeffery Taylor 24 Games For Domestic Assault, Shades NFL

    deadspin.com Nov 19, 2014
    The NBA announced in a memo Wednesday evening that Hornets small forward Jeffery Taylor had been given a 24-game unpaid suspension, after he pleaded guilty in late October to misdemeanor domestic violence assault. He was sentenced to 18 months probation…
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  • Yeah, Everyone Likes The Hornets More Than The Bobcats

    Yeah, Everyone Likes The Hornets More Than The Bobcats

    deadspin.com Nov 7, 2014
    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 t…
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  • Obama On Jordan’s Golf Quip: Think More About The Bobcats – Or …

    Obama On Jordan’s Golf Quip: Think More About The Bobcats – Or Hornets

    dimemag.com Nov 5, 2014
    We just think it’s cool that President Barack Obama and NBA icon Michael Jordan are even friends. That they feel comfortable poking fun at one another through the media? Pretty awesome. After Jordan recently quipped that Obama is “a s****y golfer”, POTU…
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  • The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 j…

    The new Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills' No. 13 jersey on November 1

    yahoo.com Oct 23, 2014
    The rebranding of the Charlotte Bobcats as the Charlotte Hornets has been a very positive experience, with a franchise in need of market traction and increased popularity grabbing hold of one of the most recognizable brands in the NBA's past 25 years. T…
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Charlotte Hornets

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Charlotte Hornets

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2014
    One of last season's best stories began with one of its most widely criticized moves. The Charlotte Bobcats' decision to give Al Jefferson a three-year, $40.5 million deal on July 4, 2013, got lit up like the sky in an Independence Day fireworks display…
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  • Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    Watch Lance Stephenson’s “Hot N***a” Remix Music Video

    dimemag.com Sep 23, 2014
    The hottest beat of the summer is Bobby Shmurda‘s “Hot N***a.” Pretty much every rapper has tried their hand at riding the same beat during an avalanche of remixes this summer. Lance Stephenson recently put his new Hornets hat in the ring, and his simpa…
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  • Charles Barkley blames his 'rift' with Michael Jordan on his cr…

    Charles Barkley blames his 'rift' with Michael Jordan on his criticism of the former Charlotte Bobcats

    yahoo.com Sep 4, 2014
    Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan have a decades-long friendship that is probably the most documented and detailed in NBA history. Sure, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell had their good times toward the end, and Larry Bird and…
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  • Hornets Coach Clifford Says Lance Stephenson “Can Do Everything…

    Hornets Coach Clifford Says Lance Stephenson “Can Do Everything” Offensively

    dimemag.com Aug 26, 2014
    The Charlotte Bobcats were one of the most surprising teams of the 2013-2014 season. Broadly questioned when they signed Al Jefferson to an outsized contract of three years and $40 million last summer, the Bobcats rode his low-post supremacy and team-wi…
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  • Here are the Charlotte Hornets' new uniforms, featuring plenty …

    Here are the Charlotte Hornets' new uniforms, featuring plenty of purple and teal (Photos)

    The Charlotte Hornets introduced three new uniforms on Thursday, completing the long process of moving away from the Bobcats brand and reclaiming the Hornets mantle from the similarly rechristened New Orleans Pelicans. And as promised by owner Michael J…
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  • Spurs dismantle Heat again to take 3-1 Finals lead

    Spurs dismantle Heat again to take 3-1 Finals lead

    CNNSI.com Jun 13, 2014
    The Spurs are one win from the NBA title after their 107-86 rout of the Heat in Game 4 of the Finals.
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  • 30 GIFs To Explain Every NBA Team’s 2013-2014 Season

    30 GIFs To Explain Every NBA Team’s 2013-2014 Season

    dimemag.com Jun 5, 2014
    Reddit user Orly6454 recently asked followers of r/nba to describe their favorite team’s season in a single GIF. We did it for them. Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets (GIF via SBNation) Charlotte Bobcats (GIF via reddit user ChaHornets1) Click …
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  • NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins top new-look lo…

    NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins top new-look lottery

    CNNSI.com Jun 4, 2014
    Where will the biggest names go on draft night? We unveil our Mock Draft 2.0, led by a new No. 1.
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  • 2014 NBA Finals: Legacies on the line in Heat-Spurs II

    2014 NBA Finals: Legacies on the line in Heat-Spurs II

    CNNSI.com Jun 3, 2014
    The Heat-Spurs Finals rematch is for more than just the 2014 championship -- it's for history.
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  • We Reminisce: The Hornets Return, And We Remember Bobby Phills

    We Reminisce: The Hornets Return, And We Remember Bobby Phills

    dimemag.com May 20, 2014
    The Charlotte Bobcats are no more, so you can finally put those Primoz Brezec jerseys away for good. The franchise is officially bringing back the Hornets team name today. As part of the name change back to the original moniker, we take time to remember…
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  • 2014 NBA draft lottery: Each team's shopping list

    2014 NBA draft lottery: Each team's shopping list

    yahoo.com May 20, 2014
    Each team in the 2014 NBA draft lottery needs something. OK, some of them need a lot of somethings. The Ball Don't Lie staff takes a look at the biggest positions of need for each team holding a lottery pick, along with the wild-card Charlotte Bobcats H…
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  • Eastern Conference finals preview: Heat-Pacers

    Eastern Conference finals preview: Heat-Pacers

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2014
    They took opposite paths to the East finals, but the Heat and Pacers still know what's on the line.
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  • Nets show some life, keep LeBron James quiet in second half

    Nets show some life, keep LeBron James quiet in second half

    nydailynews.com May 11, 2014
    Now you can say these Nets are built to play the Heat in the playoffs. We still don’t think they’ll end the Heat’s two-year reign, but at least the Nets aren’t going to go down like Michael Jordan’s Bobcats did in the first round, on the wrong end of a …
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  • Mannix: Indiana wins ugly in Game 3 over Washington

    Mannix: Indiana wins ugly in Game 3 over Washington

    CNNSI.com May 10, 2014
    Indiana's 85-63 win over Washington in Game 3 wasn't pretty, but that's just how the Pacers like it.
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  • The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

    The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

    dimemag.com May 6, 2014
    Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs. Bad news: We are already in May at the conferen…
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  • Video - Kings Cruise Past Hornets 00:48

    Kings Cruise Past Hornets

    Mar 20
    The Kings topped the Hornets 101-91 to snap their four-game losing streak.
  • Video - Clippers Hold Off Hornets 01:36

    Clippers Hold Off Hornets

    Mar 17
    The Clippers topped the Hornets 99-92 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • Video - Jazz Rout Hornets 00:43

    Jazz Rout Hornets

    Mar 16
    The Jazz scored 61 points in the first half and went on to beat the Hornets 94-66.
  • Video - Kings Snap Slide 01:08

    Kings Snap Slide

    Mar 11
    DeMarcus Cousins' double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds helped the Kings snap a four-game slide with a 112-106 win over the Hornets.

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