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One GM lists Kobe Bryant's trade value as 'zero,' which seems o…

One GM lists Kobe Bryant's trade value as 'zero,' which seems odd

yahoo.com Updated Aug 26 (6 days ago)
Kobe Bryant will never be traded. Never be traded again, we mean, as our grandparents will tell us tale of the Charlotte Hornets dealing a 17-year old Kobester for something called a “Vlade Divac” just hours after he was drafted in the summer of 1996, b…
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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 (6 days ago)
    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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  • Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al…

    Watch Amir Johnson Work On His Post Game With Olajuwon & Al Jefferson

    dimemag.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    There aren’t many 6-9 power forwards like Amir Johnson, who can hit at better than 30 percent from beyond the arc. Amir added the three-point range last year, but this offseason, he looks to be working on his low-post moves under the dual tutelage of Ha…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com Aug 15
    During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men i…
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  • Stephen Curry Admits He Thinks About Playing In Hometown Charlo…

    Stephen Curry Admits He Thinks About Playing In Hometown Charlotte

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2017. That’s three years from now. Discussion surrounding Curry should be limited to his chances of navigating the Warriors through a historically difficult Western …
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  • Larry Bird On Pacers This Season: “We’ll Do Our Best To Make Th…

    Larry Bird On Pacers This Season: “We’ll Do Our Best To Make The Playoffs”

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    After losing Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets in free agency and with Paul George likely out for the season, the Pacers are nobody’s favorites to win the East this season. In fact, it’s not far fetched to imagine a scenario where they miss the …
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  • Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

    Charlotte bids to host future NBA All-Star game

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 12
    Hornets owner Michael Jordan, a 14-time NBA All-Star, is pushing to bring the big game back to Charlotte.
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  • Court case for Hornets' Hairston rescheduled

    Court case for Hornets' Hairston rescheduled

    The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for September.
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  • Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To An…

    Hayward On Max Contract: “I Don’t Think I have To Live Up To Anything Now”

    dimemag.com Jul 30
    Gordon Hayward signed a four-year, $63 million offer sheet with the Charlotte Hornets this off-season. The Utah Jazz matched the offer and will be bringing Hayward back on a maximum-level contract. Yesterday, Hayward spoke about the new reality of being…
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  • Hornets officially sign Vonleh, Pargo

    Hornets officially sign Vonleh, Pargo

    nba.com Jul 25
    The Hornets have announced they've signed rookie forward Noah Vonleh and re-signed veteran point guard Jannero Pargo.
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  • Hornets sign free agent Roberts

    Hornets sign free agent Roberts

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 23
    The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts.
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  • Larry Bird calls Lance Stephenson's exit 'disappointing,' but i…

    Larry Bird calls Lance Stephenson's exit 'disappointing,' but it's a disappointment of the Pacers' making

    Lance Stephenson's decision to turn down a five-year, $44 million contract offer from the Indiana Pacers to accept a three-year, $27.4 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets left plenty of people scratching their heads ... including, it seems, Larry Bi…
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  • Ivan Johnson Gets Tossed For Saying "Really, Motherfucker&…

    Ivan Johnson Gets Tossed For Saying "Really, Motherfucker" At Ref

    deadspin.com Jul 16
    What you see here is the Dallas Mavericks' Ivan Johnson getting tossed from a summer league game against the Charlotte Hornets for the crime of looking staring at an official and saying "Really, motherfucker?" after having fallen to the floor.…
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  • Report: Hornets nab Stephenson

    Report: Hornets nab Stephenson

    Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
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  • Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OK…

    Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OKC lands Morrow; Mavs nab Jefferson; etc.

    yahoo.com Jul 15
    After LeBron James announced his choice to head back to Ohio on Friday afternoon, the free-agent dam burst, with plenty of players and teams whose activities were on hold while waiting for LeBron's move getting back to work and coming to terms in the ho…
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  • Video - Faried Connects With Davis For Perfect Alley-Oop 00:24

    Faried Connects With Davis For Perfect Alley-Oop

    Aug 26
    Kenneth Faried throws up a great pass to Anthony Davis during the third quarter of the United States' 101-71 win over Slovenia.
  • Video - Irving, Davis Fuel Team USA 01:20

    Irving, Davis Fuel Team USA

    Aug 26
    Kyrie Irving scored 13 points while starting at point guard and Anthony Davis added 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the United States' 101-71 win over Slovenia.
  • Video - Rose, Team USA Pull Away From Puerto Rico 03:10

    Rose, Team USA Pull Away From Puerto Rico

    Aug 22
    Derrick Rose scored six points and dished out four assists in Team USA's 112-86 win over Puerto Rico.
  • Video - Davis: 'Playing With Great Confidence' 01:01

    Davis: 'Playing With Great Confidence'

    Aug 16
    Anthony Davis talks to Bob Holtzman after leading Team USA past Brazil.

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