Someone remind Kobe he literally forced the Hornets to trade him to the Lakers
20 nationally televised games for the Lakers, 18 combined for the Hornets, Pelicans, Raptors, and Suns. LAL west coast time slot but still..
There was a bunch of "no respect" anger from Hornets fans tonight about 2 national TV appearances. Some thoughts (more)...
Bobcats never beat the Heat with LeBron.
Would've been interesting to view Hornets' reaction to 1 LeBron visit to Charlotte. Guessing coaches cheered, business side winced.
Hornets have only 4 home games in February. That's about longer All-Star Break (9 days off) and CIAA Tournament dates.
Obviously the Hornets will need to start fast, based on schedule: 18 of 41 home dates before Jan. 1.
Hornets play only 3 games against LeBron/Cavs. Good for Steve Clifford, but only 1 visit to Charlotte Jan. 2.
Hornets will always have lots of back-to-backs because they request so many home games for Friday and Saturday.
Hornets play 22 sets of games on back-to-back nights.
With new, extended All-Star Break, Hornets won't play from Feb. 9 through Feb. 20.
Hornets have no TNT games. Two on ESPN: Home vs. Raptors April 8, at Raptors April 15. 2nd game is end of season so subject to change.
Hornets play four of their first six at home before heading west.
Raptors on TNT: Nov. 13 vs Bulls. On ESPN: Dec. 17 vs Nets, Apr. 8 @ Bobcats, Apr. 15 vs Bobcats. Also have 5 scheduled games on NBA TV
Does not appear Hornets have any TNT appearances.
Bucks season opener is on road against Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 29. Bucks undefeated versus them over past 10 years.
November road trip for Hornets -- Lakers, Blazers, Suns and Warriors.
Stephenson returns to Bankers Life on Nov. 19 with Hornets.
Hornets also host the Memphis Grizzlies Nov. 1
Can confirm Hornets regular-season opener is at home Oct. 29 versus the Milwaukee Bucks.
NBA schedule comes out Wednesday around 6 pm. Anticipate Hornets opening at home, with rollout of new brand/uniforms.
The Charlotte Sports Foundation & Hornets will officially submit a bid for Charlotte to host the NBA All-Star Game in 2017 or 2018.
Hornets prez Whitfield says they'd welcome either 2017 or 2018. He expects league decision in fall of 2015.
Hornets and city officials in NY later today to make All-Star pitch. "I think the NBA will know we're sincere and ready" -- Fred Whitfield
My vote: 1 Cavs 2 Bulls 3 Hornets 4 Wizards 5 Raps 6 Heat 7 Hawks 8 Pacers 9 Nets 10 Knicks 11 Pistons 12 Celts 13 Magic 14 Bucks 16 76ers
Source: Hornets to announce Tuesday they are formally submitting a bid to host 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Story to follow.
Hornets said a while back they would host the Washington Wizards Oct. 10 in Greenville, S.C.
Hornets haven't yet released exhibition schedule, but Pacers sked has them playing in Charlotte Oct. 23.
If you're a Boston Celtics fan, you must have felt so hype when they made the little comeback vs the Hornets
Hornets rookie forward Noah Vonleh is also in the house, playing for the CIA Bounce team with Ennis, Bhullar and Clarkson.