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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 Updated Oct 23
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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

    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
    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
    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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  • Bobcats forward McRoberts undergoes toe surgery

    Bobcats forward McRoberts undergoes toe surgery

    nba.com May 1
    Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts had surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his left big toe.
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  • The Charlotte Bobcats? Gone till November

    The Charlotte Bobcats? Gone till November

    yahoo.com Apr 30
    With every season that ends, for the playoff teams at least, we felt it right to take a look ahead. TNT already has the rights to "Gone Fishin'," and because we're sure that someone, somewhere, still likes that Wyclef song, we're going with &q…
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  • Big Al And The Bobcats Deserved More Than What They Got

    Big Al And The Bobcats Deserved More Than What They Got

    deadspin.com Apr 29
    For a few short minutes during the Bobcats' Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat, Al Jefferson did his thing. Which is to say he stuck his ass into whatever helpless defender got himself dragged onto the left block, took a brief moment to size up the situation…
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  • LeBron James Finishes Off Bobcats After Banging Leg

    LeBron James Finishes Off Bobcats After Banging Leg

    dimemag.com Apr 29
    Going into Game 4 against the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night, the Heat needed one more victory to sweep the first round (before tonight they were the only higher-seeded team to lead their series). Charlotte was not going down without a fight, as they…
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  • Video - Walker On Hornets' OT Win 01:17

    Walker On Hornets' OT Win

    Oct 29
    Kemba Walker discusses the Hornets' comeback overtime win over the Bucks.
  • Video - Kemba Walker Stuns Milwaukee 00:19

    Kemba Walker Stuns Milwaukee

    Oct 29
    Kemba Walker's dominant performance led the Hornets to a 108-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Charlotte's home opener.
  • Video - Walker Leads Hornets To OT Win 02:04

    Walker Leads Hornets To OT Win

    Oct 29
    Kemba Walker's basket with five seconds left in overtime lifted the Hornets past the Bucks 108-106.
  • Video - MJ Shows Up Keegan Bradley On Twitter 00:47

    MJ Shows Up Keegan Bradley On Twitter

    Oct 29
    Michael Jordan had some fun on Twitter with golfer Keegan Bradley.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Burks, Jazz agree to 4-year deal

    Oct 31
    The Utah Jazz have agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks worth $42 million over four years, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Windhorst: Cavs fall flat in LeBron's return

    Oct 31
    The Cavs fell flat in their opener after months of hype. But LeBron and Co. were glad to just get it over with, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's West path gets trickier without Russell Westbrook

    Oct 31
    Without a margin for error in the unforgiving West, the Thunder are winless and now perhaps starless, with Russell Westbrook joining Kevin Durant in street clothes.
  • Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs might not receive extension by deadline

    Oct 31
    There is a strong likelihood that Friday's midnight deadline for contract extensions for first-round picks from the Class of 2011 will pass without a new deal for reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, according to league sources.