Rick Bonnell

Final word: Don't trash @Tim Bontemps. Great person, great writer..Honest disagreement is a healthy thing.

Rick Bonnell

I get all of Kemba's flaws. But if I were an NBA GM and I was offered Rubio for Walker, it would be a very short conversation.

Rick Bonnell

This isn't a big deal -- different markets, different agendas -- but Ricky Rubio making more money than Kemba Walker doesn't make sense.

Rick Bonnell

Redick has made himself some serious money, considering all the talk (ridiculous it was) that he wasn't an NBA player.

Rick Bonnell

I so respect Kobe Bryant's passion. But on this team, it won't make much difference.

Rick Bonnell

Jordan Hill making jump shots is the West Coast version of MKG making jump shots.

Rick Bonnell

Last spring Jamal Crawford emailed a thank-you note to everyone who voted for him for 6th man. Manners from a different era.

Rick Bonnell

Difference in Halloween living uptown and in the burbs: At 10 all the kids are home and all the "slutty nurse" outfits are just coming out.

Rick Bonnell

So at 7 tonight I drove to the Teeter to buy some candy. Turns out no one in a South Charlotte townhouse community has trick-or-treaters.

Rick Bonnell

Boris Diaw looks pudgie these days. That's actually a nice improvement.

Rick Bonnell

I bet Goran Dragic is a player Pop would enjoy coaching.

Rick Bonnell

Indignant, bug-eyed Tim Duncan is always entertaining.

Rick Bonnell

OK, LeBron, that's just showing off.

Rick Bonnell

I'd be fine with watching OT

Rick Bonnell

Hinrich is still so clutch.

Bismack Biyombo

Opening night games as been way more exited then the playoffs games!! #nbaseason #loveforthegame

Rick Bonnell

If you're not watching Cavs-Bulls, you might want to flip over. This game feels like it's June.

Cody Zeller

I'm not sure if the kids or the Ninja Turtles had more fun today at Hemby Children's Hospital! #NeverGrowUp http://t.co/FM55EE1iYX

Rick Bonnell

Hornets need to win Saturday. It's the start of a rough 4 games-in-five nights run -- at Knicks, at Pelicans, home vs. Heat.

Rick Bonnell

Hornets might catch a break tomorrow night. Grizzlies in a tight, physical game at Indiana tonight.

Rick Bonnell

These Bulls-Cavs games are going to be terrific if both teams stay healthy.

Rick Bonnell

Hornets spent much of practice working out counter-measures should teams heavily double Al Jefferson, as Bucks did. charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/31/528…

Bismack Biyombo

Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Halloween!! #noneedforscandals #Besafe

Rick Bonnell

Joe Maddon a great hire for the Cubs.

Rick Bonnell

I thought I'd be waiting out the extension deadline tonight. I'm impressed with how Hornets stepped up and got Kemba deal done.

Rick Bonnell

Happy Halloween. Sun going down, trick-or-treaters coming out. Watch out for the little ones if you're driving.

Rick Bonnell

ICYMI: Kemba Walker is "ecstatic" to be staying in Charlotte: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/30/527…

Rick Bonnell

Surprised I have to say this again: I'm glad to hear what you think. But when people are obscene or rude I block. You would, too.

Rick Bonnell

Deion Sanders is just trashing Cam Newton. My.

Rick Bonnell

Talk radio starter tomorrow: If Michael Jordan owned the Panthers...(yes that's sarcasm).

Rick Bonnell

Er, um, uh, it's basketball season in Charlotte. Forty home games left and the playoffs.

Rick Bonnell

It's as if Newton is surrounded by undrafted linemen...oh, wait.

Rick Bonnell

Louisville is 5 minutes away from saying, "Really, ACC?"

Rick Bonnell

They just showed Dan Gilbert looking none too happy Cavs are losing opener. Hope he doesn't have backdoor to team website. #comicserif

Rick Bonnell

I say it again: The Panthers' best running back is, you know, not a running back.

Rick Bonnell

Hornets fans stuck around through 3rd-quarter 24-point deficit. Curious to see reaction to this.

Rick Bonnell

Cason chasin. Rot-roh.

Rick Bonnell

Halftime diversion: There are 48 million reasons for Kemba Walker to smile today. But it's about more than the money: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/30/527…

Rick Bonnell

Burning question: Can one of these teams gain four yards and put points on the board?

Rick Bonnell

You know those legendary basketball practices where the managers take the rims off the backboard? That's Saints-Panthers right now.

Rick Bonnell

Man, the starting pitching in this Saints-Panthers game are both aces...

Rick Bonnell

BREAKING: Roman Harper makes tackle.

Rick Bonnell

Thanks, CBS, for providing that picture (yuck).

Rick Bonnell

Gotta love any play where a fat guy gets to run with the ball.

Rick Bonnell

Last night's opener was the second-best TV rating in franchise history for SportSouth: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

Rick Bonnell

"Hopefully we'll learn from our mistakes. We don't want to dig ourselves out of a hole like that again." -- Walker on 24-point comeback.

Rick Bonnell

Cho said NBA's investigation on Jeff Taylor is not complete.

Rick Bonnell

Rich Cho says they're following the NBA's lead regarding the Jeff Taylor situation. He's still away from the team.

Rick Bonnell

"We're just thrilled to death to retain him." -- Rich Cho.

Rick Bonnell

"We just felt Kemba is a big part of the team going forward." -- Rich Cho on the extension.

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"I would love to be here as long as I can. I love the city of Charlotte." -- Kemba Walker.

Rick Bonnell

"Kemba embodies everything we want in a Charlotte Hornet." -- Rich Cho.

Rick Bonnell

Rich Cho says he's "ecstatic" about getting deal done with Kemba.

Rick Bonnell

It's official -- Kemba Walker has signed his 4-year, $48 million extension.

Rick Bonnell

Every time someone on Twitter tells me I don't know anything, the picture says, "I just started to shave."

Rick Bonnell

He played like a guy who would be the 22nd pick.

Rick Bonnell

This isn't a knock, he might end up a great player: But nothing Jabari Parker did tonight said, "Wow, he is special."

Rick Bonnell

A crazy night when Charlotte NBA history was set: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/29/527…

Rick Bonnell

I know I turned "shot clock" into a punch line, but the Hornets committing 3 in the first 3 minutes of OT makes the point -- laughable.

Rick Bonnell

I'm guessing there are 48 million reasons for Kemba to show up there on his day off.

Rick Bonnell

1 p.m. press conference tomorrow with Kemba Walker and Rich Cho. Gee, I wonder what that might be about.

Rick Bonnell

Three takeaways from a wild night in the Hornets' season-opener: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

Rick Bonnell

To use Clifford's term "intramural substitutions" don't work in the NBA because no one plays enough to develop rhythm.

Rick Bonnell

Clifford can't play all these shooting guards. So PJ sat and Hendo played just 9 minutes.

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson throws down a monster one-handed slam against the Bucks ble.ac/13g7Vz7 http://t.co/76hNN0ES0a

Rick Bonnell

Tonight was the biggest comeback in Charlotte NBA history.

Bismack Biyombo

Shout out to all the fans for coming out.. Great way to start the season!! #BuzzCity #hornetsback #Biznation

Rick Bonnell

Huge night for Kemba Walker -- 26 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Rick Bonnell

Lance Stephenson looks pretty ginger along the bench.

Rick Bonnell

Lotta people getting their money's worth at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Rick Bonnell

Big 3 from the new $48 million man.

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Stephenson takes a charge on Middleton.

Rick Bonnell

Kemba 3-pointer makes it an 8-point deficit, then Bucks commit turnover.

Rick Bonnell

Gerald Henderson has played nine scoreless minutes, none since halftime.

Rick Bonnell

Nine-point game on a Cody Zeller dunk.

Rick Bonnell

End of third: Bucks 83, Hornets 68. Bucks shooting 52%

Rick Bonnell

Brandon Knight might end up with a triple-double. He's at 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.

Rick Bonnell

Stephenson VERY frustrated.

Rick Bonnell

Maxiell coming back in -- a benched Biz, it seems.

Rick Bonnell

Cody Zeller 3 fouls in 12 minutes.

Rick Bonnell

Lance Stephenson makes first basket -- a drive -- after going 0-of-6.

Rick Bonnell

Jared Dudley technical.

Rick Bonnell

Ball isn't finding Big Al much. Might explain the 38 percent from the field.

Rick Bonnell

Big Al is hot about how refs are treating him tonight.

Rick Bonnell

Rough start for Lance Stephenson -- scoreless first half on 0-of-4 from the field.

Rick Bonnell

Halftime: Bucks 57, Hornets 46.

Rick Bonnell

Mystery call against Al Jefferson that time.

Rick Bonnell

Interesting that Maxiell got the first shift behind Jefferson, not Biyombo.

Rick Bonnell

MKG jump shot is first basket scored by a new-age Hornet.

Rick Bonnell

Former team owner Robert Johnson siting at mid-court first row.

Rick Bonnell

NBA spokesman Mike Bass on Jeff Taylor: "We are aware of Jeffery Taylor's plea today. The NBA's investigation of the matter is continuing."