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September 12, 2014 Updates

Hill’s former backcourt mate, Lance Stephenson, is spitting his own rhymes on top of Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N—a” track. And it’s actually pretty good. Knowing Lance, of course he’s going to rap about crossing over his defender, needing the ball in his hands more often, coming out of Coney Island, SportsCenter, and money.” Unfortunately, he used the n-word; not just once but way too often. Note: This song is not suitable for children. Vigilant Sports

September 11, 2014 Updates

The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for Nov. 14. Hairston was originally due to appear in Durham County court Friday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery following an altercation with a high school basketball player during a pickup basketball game in July. Police had issued a summons for Hairston but did not arrest him. Kentrell Barkley, a senior at Northern Durham High School, said in court documents Hairston "punched him twice in the head" during a heated basketball game at the Durham YMCA. USA Today Sports

September 10, 2014 Updates
September 9, 2014 Updates

The only real cure for plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue band that runs along the bottom of the foot) is rest, and Jefferson told the Hornets’ official site he got that this summer and is good to go. He was back at the team facilities taking part in optional workouts with no restrictions. NBCSports.com

September 8, 2014 Updates

The greatest friendship since Rick Blaine and Capt. Renault is on the rocks. So says Charles Barkley. In a Yahoo interview, Charles Barkley divulges that critical comments he’s made about the former Charlotte Bobcats as a TNT analyst have rankled MJ, that team’s owner. “I think that Michael was upset by some of the things I said about the Bobcats – which, number one, they were true,” Barkley said. “I told you earlier, I’m going to be honest, and I’m going to be fair. The Bobcats -– first of all, he’s doing a much better job. But a couple years ago, I want to say three years ago, when they were vying for the worst record in NBA history, Michael had not done a good job. He took it personally.” Washington Post

September 5, 2014 Updates

A man who was a ball boy for the 1984 USA men's basketball team at the Olympics is giving up his prize possession: Michael Jordan's sneakers. The man, who prefers to remain anonymous, consigned the shoes he says Jordan wore in the gold medal-winning game over Spain and then on the medal stand to Grey Flannel Auctions for its auction in mid-October. The shoes are white Converse, the brand Jordan wore at North Carolina, thanks to a $10,000 a year deal that was given to his coach, Dean Smith, at the time. ESPN.com

September 4, 2014 Updates

Charles Barkley, in an interview with Graham Bensinger: I think that Michael was upset by some of the things I said about the Bobcats – which, number one, they were true. I told you earlier, I’m going to be honest, and I’m going to be fair. The Bobcats – first of all, he’s doing a much better job. But a couple years ago, I want to say three years ago, when they were vying for the worst record in NBA history, Michael had not done a good job. He took it personally. NBCSports.com

September 3, 2014 Updates

The league's new labor agreement in 2011, thanks to one of the union's many concessions, moved up the deadline for signing qualifying offers to Oct. 1. Otherwise this saga potentially could have dragged out even longer. Or have you forgotten Anderson Varejao's foray into restricted free agency in the summer of 2007? In that instance, Varejao's agent Dan Fegan rejected what he felt was an unworthy offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers and waited until December until he landed the offer sheet he felt Varejao deserved. Charlotte eventually came through with a two-year, $11 million pact that the Cavs ultimately matched ... after playing without Varejao for the first two months of the season. ESPN.com

Roland Lazenby: If you look, [Jordan] did amazing things for the Wizards. They cleared up all the cap space. The thing that amazed all of Jordan’s close associates and observers — the great Johnny Bach being one of them, who was an assistant coach in Washington at the time — they all knew that when Jordan decided to play again, it was amazing to them, because it was very obvious the Wizards were not a team that could win. Jordan knew he could not win, and in his life he loathed any such situation. But he was trying to find some way to relate. He had obviously infuriated the late Abe Pollin, the longtime owner of the Bullets, who then became the Wizards. Abe Pollin, this huge figure in the D.C. community, a philanthropist and a guy that loved basketball. But let’s face it, the Wizards were awful. And Abe Pollin was such a good guy, he never fired anyone. He was so loyal he would just tolerate [pauses] incompetence. The Wizards were a team that, their main marketing campaign was, ‘Well, our team’s not very good, but here are all the other teams coming to town that are going to be fun to watch.’ Washington Post

When Roland Lazenby — author of the new biography “Michael Jordan: The Life” and numerous other sports books — came to the Varsity Letters sports reading series in New York this summer, one intrepid Wizards fan hazarded a question. Lazenby had just wrapped up what largely came across as a defense of Michael Jordan, the person, who — since the end of the era of “Space Jam,” the McDonald’s commercial with Larry Bird, and “It’s Gotta Be the Shoes” — has seen less than favorable coverage. “What do you make of Jordan’s time with the Wizards?” the Wizards fan asked, momentarily giving the underground bar where Lazenby spoke the same sort of hushed anticipation as a Thanksgiving dinner where someone mentions Uncle Larry’s affair, or the Cheever Letters, or whatever family secret no one’s brave enough to mention without being more than a few Scotches or eggnogs in. Washington Post

Colin Wilhelm: You start out your book examining Michael Jordan’s family, starting out with his great-grandfather Dawson. Why did you choose to do this? Roland Lazenby: I wanted to understand the family and the culture that Michael Jordan came from. In so many ways Nike did this breakthrough level of marketing with Michael Jordan, obviously, but the process of that sort of divorced him from his cultural background….To really understand him is to reconnect him with that cultural background. Dawson Jordan — who was 5 feet 5 and crippled, his great-grandfather, who was born in 1891 and died when Michael was 14 — he was the patriarch of the family. He lorded over the Jordan family….So I wanted to bring all of that together to really explain the family culture of Michael Jordan. Washington Post

September 2, 2014 Updates
September 1, 2014 Updates

Dan Woike: Can confirm Woj report that LAC is close to a deal with Hedo Turkoglu. Team is also close to signing Chris Douglas-Roberts, per a source. Twitter @DanWoikeSports

August 31, 2014 Updates

Cody Zeller: I'm biggest country music fan in the NBA!!! (Self-proclaimed and there isn't much competition, but you get the point!) Twitter @CodyZeller

August 28, 2014 Updates
August 26, 2014 Updates

One strong free agent possibility is 27-year-old shooting guard Chris Douglas Roberts, though he can't sign until the aforementioned moves are made. Roberts averaged 6.9 points and 20.7 minutes for the Charlotte Hornets last season in 49 games. USA Today Sports

The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA's Hornets. Staffers told Charlotte City Council on Monday the money would come from two hospitality taxes. City council is expected to take a first vote on the proposal at a meeting Sept. 8. The proposed upgrades include increasing the number of lower level seats by about 600. More than $2 million would be spent to repair the floor and improve its quality. USA Today Sports

August 25, 2014 Updates

The city of Charlotte is prepared to spend $27.5 million in capital improvements for Time Warner Cable Arena, as well as 10 years worth of annual payments of $600,000 for ongoing maintenance. The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority asked the city earlier this year for nearly $48 million in arena improvements, many of which the city and the team said are part of a 2003 operating agreement that requires the 9-year-old building to be among the National Basketball Association’s most modern. Charlotte Observer

 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN BOBCATS HISTORY

There's no sugarcoating it: It's a bad list where star power is pretty much non-existent. Gerald Wallace, the only All-Star in franchise history, goes to No. 1.

   

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