The NBA is currently in the midst of an unfortunate, bizarre period of high-profile broken hand injuries. As our Dan Devine noted on Monday, the New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers' J.J. Redick, and the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierc…
Good-bye to All Cats: Watching Charlotte in the Torture ChamberUpdated Dec 4 Share TweetThough the transition back to being the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014-15 season is purely superficial, it still leaves this year's Bobcats in a strang...Source: grantland.com
The Charlotte Bobcats reveal that the new Charlotte Hornets will be outfitted in teal and purple (Photos)Updated Nov 25 Share TweetWhen the NBA’s owners approved the Charlotte Bobcats’ eventual rebranding as the Charlotte Hornets last summer, it seemed like it was only a matter of time until the franchise officially announced it would be changing its color scheme as well. The press…Share TweetWith everybody waiting for him to fail, Dwight Howard was his usual, pre-Lakers, self last night during the Rockets’ 96-83 victory over the Bobcats Hornets. Howard tied his career-high by pulling down 26 rebounds opposite Charlotte’s own free agent acqu…Share TweetWhen the NBA's New Orleans Hornets announced that they would change their name to the Pelicans for the 2013-14 season, public opinion was divided into two camps. The first rejected the name as too goofy, a reference to an actually-imposing but not impos…
An oral history of the 1988 Charlotte Hornets: They weren't very good, but they had the best home crUpdated Oct 21 Share TweetAn oral history of the 1988 Charlotte Hornets: They weren't very good, but they had the best home crowd in the NBA. [Charlotte magazine] Read more...Source: deadspin.com
2013-14 NBA Preview: Can Rockets rise in Southwest?Updated Oct 18 Share TweetAfter a devastating NBA Finals loss, the Spurs face two tough challengers in the Southwest Division.
The Fun-Hating Spurs Threw Just One Alley-Oop Last SeasonUpdated Oct 17 Share TweetThe chart above, based on data from NBA Stats, shows the number of alley-oops each team has thrown in the last two regular seasons. No surprises at the very top, although it's nice to see the mediocre/bad Blazers, Hornets, Timberwolves, and Wizards crac…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe Heat will romp to the Southeast title, but their division rivals have different goals in mind.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed center Cole Aldrich, a former lottery pick who has struggled in the NBA.Share TweetWe've known that the 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be held in New Orleans since two Aprils ago, shortly after New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson reached a deal to purchase the then-league-owned Hornets, which paved the way for the birth of the Pelicans a…Share TweetStephen Curry, if you didn’t already know, is the son of former Charlotte Hornets sharpshooter, Dell Curry. The father and son faced off at a #SplashBrothers clinic to see who was the better shooter during an impromptu game of P.I.G. At Warriors headqua…
The 25 Best Duos In NBA HistoryUpdated Sep 17 Share TweetIt’s an almost impossible task for one man to carry a NBA team. We are seeing more and more players with unique skill-sets flock into the league each year, which is why some superstars are pairing up with one another. Over time, many superstar combos se…Share TweetEL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free-agent guard Xavier Henry.
Study Ranks Charlotte Bobcats 4th In NBA Social Media EquityUpdated Sep 4 Share TweetBefore they signed Al Jefferson this summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets again) were the laughingstock of the NBA. Majority owner and Oz behind the curtain Michael Jordan fired another one-year coach Mike Dunlap this offseason and hired St…Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats have re-signed journeyman point guard Jannero Pargo.
Robert Parish On Paul Pierce Playing For the Nets: “It’s Going To Be Awkward”Updated Aug 8 Share TweetIn 1994, Robert Parish had been a veteran of 14 seasons with the Boston Celtics during which time they had won three championships. But as a free agent at the ripe age of 40, Parish elected to sign with the Charlotte Hornets instead of returning to a Ce…Share TweetPortland Trail Blazers guard Terrel Harris has been suspended for five games "for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program," the league announced Monday. Harris, who turns 26 on Aug. 10, joined the Blazers in July after finishing …Share TweetFifteen months ago, the New Orleans Hornets announced that they were considering a name change. Midway through the 2012-13 season the team revealed that it would be changing its name to the “Pelicans,” and it unveiled its logo. In July, the franchise re…Share TweetAre the Rockets legit contenders? Which lottery team is most improved? Who is the team to beat? Our NBA analysts evaluate the Western Conference offseason.Share TweetWhen the then-New Orleans Hornets were rumored to be set to changing their nickname to the New Orleans Pelicans late in 2012, the move was met by much derision. And for good reason. The pelican may be a historically significant part of New Orleans cultu…Share TweetLAS VEGAS (AP) -- Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again.
Eric Gordon is hanging with New Orleans’ summer league team in an attempt to reconcile with NOLAUpdated Jul 16 Share TweetNew Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon has become a poster boy of sorts for the ruins of restricted free agency, and for good reason. Gordon turned off NOLA fans last year by professing to prefer to sign with the Phoenix Suns while working as a RFA, but…
Every Anthony Davis Block From His Rookie SeasonUpdated Jul 14 Share TweetWhen Anthony Davis was selected first in the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans), everyone talked about his game-changing defense. Now we have all 112 of his blocks during his rookie NBA campaign. Despite solid numbers in his fi…
The NBA just might be learning from the lessons of the disastrous 2011 lockoutUpdated Jul 10 Share TweetIn the months leading up to and during the 2011 NBA lockout, NBA commissioner David Stern did a masterful job of keeping all of his owners in line. The group, 29-strong at the time (the NBA owned the then-New Orleans Hornets), absolutely obliterated the…Share TweetNEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, a person familiar with the situation said.
Mavs Hold Off PelicansDec 4The Mavericks get double-digit scoring from six players in a 100-97 win over the Pelicans.
Surviving Without DavisDec 4Tim Legler on how the Pelicans can survive without Anthony Davis.
Pelicans Win Wild One In 3OTDec 2Ryan Anderson scored 36 points, but it was Jrue Holiday who scored the game-winning layup to lead the Pelicans to a 131-128 triple-overtime victory over the Bulls.
Knicks Suffer Ninth Straight LossDec 1Anthony Davis suffered a fractured left hand in the Pelicans' 103-99 win over the Knicks.
Danny Granger of Indiana Pacers hopes to return this weekDec 10Danny Granger has only played five games over the last two seasons for the Indiana Pacers but he's hoping to make his return this week.
Ian Thomsen: Talent gap widens with Rudy Gay joining WestDec 10Which team made out worse in the Rudy Gay trade: the Kings or the Raptors? -- David B., Pittsburgh
Chicago Bears need to keep riding this offenseDec 9The Bears need to fully embrace their new identity as offensive juggernaut if they want to make the playoffs, writes Michael Wilbon.
Los Angeles Clippers close in on signing Stephen JacksonDec 9The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the signing of former San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson, according to sources briefed on the talks.