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Michael Jordan on profitability: "Are we making a substantial amount of money? No. Are we getting closer to breaking even? Yes."

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More Jordan on a Kemba extension by Oct. 31: "We’re in real conversations. I’m hopeful. Really hopeful."

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Jordan on a Kemba extension: "I’d much rather get Kemba done before the season starts. Ultimately that’s what I intend to accomplish."

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5 quick takeaways from @theobserver's one-on-one interview with Michael Jordan. blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Michael Jordan tells @theobserver he hopes to get an extension done for Kemba Walker by the Oct. 31 deadline.

Kemba Walker

Go grab @EASPORTSNBA today and get some W’s with the @Charlotte Hornets! #NBALIVE15 http://t.co/lkyITG9SIY

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Lance Stephenson says he's playing tomorrow.

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Lance Stephenson practiced today. Whether he plays Wednesday is still TBD according to Steve Clifford.

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Download the Observer's Hornets app today. For iOS: bit.ly/1wyoccp For Android: bit.ly/1DWfl7E

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Anyone else think Mark Emmert finding UNC revelations "troubling' is pretty lame? NCAA is kind of toothless and reactionary these days.

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NFL trade deadline is a bore. NBA trade deadline is compelling. For all the ways the NFL trades in buzz, that is what they miss.

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Impossibly tough job: Deciding in June and July what NFL matchups are so compelling they belong on Sunday and Monday night.

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If you missed Gotham tonight you missed out. Best thing on TV (which is slowly dying as a medium, like newspapers.)

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If you have a minute walk outside and view that beautiful quarter-moon. Quite a fall sight.

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The light-rail construction at 5th and Caldwell streets is causing major congestion around arena. Give yourself some extra time Wednesday.

Gerald Henderson

I'm pretty good at this!!! http://t.co/pbtovMOmHX

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Gerald Henderson

I'm at the @Walgreens in South Park with me teammates kicking off the season as part of the @Sprite TipOff tour!! stop by and say hello!!!!

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Lance Stephenson (groin) didn't practice today, so his availability for Wednesday's Hornets opener is still in question.

Bismack Biyombo

Good morning! Up early___ bless and confident on a Monday.. Ready to work! #Godisgood #Biznation #alwaysbelieve

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The NFC South winner should be fetted with juice boxes and orange slices.

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The winner of the NFC South should graciously defer.

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Per @josephperson It must be noted that the Saints just won 1st game in NFC South since Oct. 5. Welcome to everyone gets a trophy.

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Madison having a little bit of a series, huh? Wow.

Bismack Biyombo

The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination!! #Love #live #Behappy #Africa #motherland

I love those "Creepy Rob Lowe" commercials, yet they remind me way too much of people who live or die by whether Panthers win or lose.

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Things that are becoming a pattern: 1. Get up early on Sunday to work the Greenway.2. Watch Panthers. 3. Wonder why I didn't sleep in.

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It's an off-day for Hornets. Only player who didn't practice yesterday was Lance Stephenson.

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Terrific half of defense for Panthers. But lots of missed opportunities to build a cushion.

Cody Zeller

Today's a perfect fall day, but I've never had this much trouble finding a corn maze! I've also never lived outside of Indiana though!

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Who's the witch doctor who made Jonathan Stewart 22 again? I want his number.

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To boat or not to boat?

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Sad, sad news of Mo Collins' passing.

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Adventures in punt-returning.

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Matt Ryan needs to work on that tackling technique.

Gerald Henderson

....shine your light on the world. Shine your light for the world to see... ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

Cody Zeller

Hey @JordanHulls1 @AEgentZer0 @JonnyMarlin remember that one time when a 7 footer beat you all in the Hoosier Hysteria 3 point contest?!

Cody Zeller

Send me pictures/videos and updates from Hoosier Hysteria! Nights like tonight make me miss Bloomington, Assembly Hall, and Hoosier Nation!

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I'm at the Observer's booth at Buzzfest at the Convention Center. Stop by if you'd like to talk Hornets.

Gerald Henderson

Lots of excitement over at #BuzzFest Hornets fans get over there if you can. Can only imagine what opening night will be like!

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Coming in Sunday's Observer: What made the original Hornets cool and a whole lot more in our NBA special section.

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Doing a panel discussion with @mikegminski and @JRReid7 at 6 at Buzzfest.

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I'll be at @theobserver booth at Buzzfest tonight from 7-8 and tomorrow 3-4 if you want to talk Hornets.

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Sounds like the earliest Lance Stephenson will practice is Monday.

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Steve Clifford confirms that Jason Maxiell will make Hornets' opening-night roster.

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Hornets' home game against Bulls Dec. 3 has been added to the NBA TV schedule.

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Joe Maddon's exit from the Rays should make for lots of hot-stove chatter.

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Hornets cut the 3 spares, keep Jason Maxiell (unguaranteed 15th contract).

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Canada is having this great basketball era. Nash should be Canada's basketball czar, even if he wants to live in Malibu.

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There was a Willie Mays-as-a-Met quality about Steve Nash's time with the Lakers. I'm sure he'll have some great second act.

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Steve Nash should have retired a year ago. That isn't 20-20 hindsight. It's what most everyone in the NBA saw.

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Tonight was the warning bell why Josh McRoberts was the Bobcats' security blanket a year ago.

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I get why Cho spent the money on Stephenson/Williams/Roberts. I just don't know if Hornets are appreciably better in the East.

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I've mentioned this for a while: The Hornets are more talented than the Bobcats a year ago. That doesn't necessarily translate to better.

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Steve Clifford used Thursday as a teaching moment. As in, "If you're on this team, you might wanna show up." charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/23/526…

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"He's got to learn how to be a professional every day." -- Clifford on PJ Hairston.

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"That's an unacceptable approach by most of the guys." --Steve Clifford, who sounds ticked off.

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Final: Pacers 88, Hornets 79.

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Last couple minutes are a reminder how Josh McRoberts bailed out this team in ball-movement last season.

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Hornets threw about eight passes that possession, but ball never went anywhere good.

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Shot clock 2 -- awful possession late-game.

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Four of five starters in for Hornets. Exception is Gary Neal, who was ejected.

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All 11 of Hairston's points have been scored in fourth quarter.

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22-point deficit down to 2 on a pull-up 3 by P.J. Hairston.

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I figured Big Al was done for the night but Clifford put him back in, down 9 with about 8 minutes left.

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Two techs on Gary Neal, automatic ejection.

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Steve Clifford has given every sign Jason Maxiell will make the opening-night roster. But he's also that unguaranteed 15th contract.

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Hornets have trimmed the deficit to 13.

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Jason Maxiell coming in. Surprised it took this long.

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Steve Nash is reportedly out for the season with ongoing back issues. Sad. His body is just used up.

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Kemba Walker is sitting out, but he can't be too hurt. He's dribbling around in second-half warmups.

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Pacers lead now at 21. One bright spot for Hornets: MKG is 4-of-4 from the field.

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NBA's emphasis on moving screens this season is evident. Players must adjust.

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Pacers forward Samjan Rudez just threw a no-look pass to....well, I guess Steve Clifford.

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Hornets giving up 58 percent shooting and have six turnovers to Pacers' two. Not Steve Clifford ball at all.

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Pacers pull out to a 36-18 lead, shooting 56 percent. Hornets defense just not sharp this preseason.

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How shorthanded are the Hornets? Justin Cobbs playing point 2nd quarter because Clifford needs Pargo at shooting guard.

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CX: End of first: Pacers 28, Hornets 18

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Luis Scola has 11 points in 10 minutes on 5-of-7 shooting for Pacers. Williams and Zeller have both struggled to guard him.

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Luis Scola keeps driving on Cody Zeller. He's trying to guard without fouling.

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Gary Neal draws two fouls in same possession from C.J. Miles.

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MKG swishing that jump shot. All hail Mark Price.

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"He's destined to be a great player as long as that evolution from a maturity standpoint continues." -- Greg Anthony on Lance Stephenson.

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Hornets made out well -- individually and collectively -- in two recent ESPN rankings: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh are out tonight.

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Tonight's Hornets starters: Brian Roberts, Gary Neal, MKG, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson. Cody Zeller (bruised hand) intends to play.

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Kemba Walker is out tonight with what Steve Clifford termed a "really sore" left foot.

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I don't know whether Kemba Walker plays tonight, but it doesn't appear the foot soreness that took him out of shootaround is serious.

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Hornets will rehang Bobby Phills' retired jersey at TWC Arena a week from Saturday at halftime of game vs. Grizzlies.

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Yet another Charlotte Hornets injury, and this one is a starter: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

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Pitchers and hitters should stop being so sensitive. When NBA players get dunked on, it's not cause for a brawl.

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Reading through old Hornets stories for @theobserver special section. That Tim Kempton once fit a Whopper in his mouth still makes me laugh.

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If you're a @SiriusXMNBA subscriber, Malik Rose and @Frank Isola taped a Hornets preview show that runs 7-10 a.m. tomorrow.

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Memphis Grizzlies cut Gastonia's Hassan Whiteside.

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Researching a story for special section on what made original Hornets charming. Been a while since I pulled this out. http://t.co/12OPaYWdv0