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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."
More Jordan on a Kemba extension by Oct. 31: "We’re in real conversations. I’m hopeful. Really hopeful."
Jordan on a Kemba extension: "I’d much rather get Kemba done before the season starts. Ultimately that’s what I intend to accomplish."
Lance Stephenson says he's playing tomorrow.
Lance Stephenson practiced today. Whether he plays Wednesday is still TBD according to Steve Clifford.
Anyone else think Mark Emmert finding UNC revelations "troubling' is pretty lame? NCAA is kind of toothless and reactionary these days.
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.
Impossibly tough job: Deciding in June and July what NFL matchups are so compelling they belong on Sunday and Monday night.
If you missed Gotham tonight you missed out. Best thing on TV (which is slowly dying as a medium, like newspapers.)
If you have a minute walk outside and view that beautiful quarter-moon. Quite a fall sight.
The light-rail construction at 5th and Caldwell streets is causing major congestion around arena. Give yourself some extra time Wednesday.
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Lance Stephenson (groin) didn't practice today, so his availability for Wednesday's Hornets opener is still in question.
The NFC South winner should be fetted with juice boxes and orange slices.
The winner of the NFC South should graciously defer.
Madison having a little bit of a series, huh? Wow.
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.
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.
It's an off-day for Hornets. Only player who didn't practice yesterday was Lance Stephenson.
Terrific half of defense for Panthers. But lots of missed opportunities to build a cushion.
Hit of the season
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!
Who's the witch doctor who made Jonathan Stewart 22 again? I want his number.
To boat or not to boat?
Sad, sad news of Mo Collins' passing.
Adventures in punt-returning.
Matt Ryan needs to work on that tackling technique.
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Send me pictures/videos and updates from Hoosier Hysteria! Nights like tonight make me miss Bloomington, Assembly Hall, and Hoosier Nation!
I'm at the Observer's booth at Buzzfest at the Convention Center. Stop by if you'd like to talk Hornets.
Coming in Sunday's Observer: What made the original Hornets cool and a whole lot more in our NBA special section.
Sounds like the earliest Lance Stephenson will practice is Monday.
Steve Clifford confirms that Jason Maxiell will make Hornets' opening-night roster.
Hornets' home game against Bulls Dec. 3 has been added to the NBA TV schedule.
Joe Maddon's exit from the Rays should make for lots of hot-stove chatter.
Hornets cut the 3 spares, keep Jason Maxiell (unguaranteed 15th contract).
Canada is having this great basketball era. Nash should be Canada's basketball czar, even if he wants to live in Malibu.
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.
Steve Nash should have retired a year ago. That isn't 20-20 hindsight. It's what most everyone in the NBA saw.
Tonight was the warning bell why Josh McRoberts was the Bobcats' security blanket a year ago.
I get why Cho spent the money on Stephenson/Williams/Roberts. I just don't know if Hornets are appreciably better in the East.
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.
"He's got to learn how to be a professional every day." -- Clifford on PJ Hairston.
"That's an unacceptable approach by most of the guys." --Steve Clifford, who sounds ticked off.
Final: Pacers 88, Hornets 79.
Last couple minutes are a reminder how Josh McRoberts bailed out this team in ball-movement last season.
Hornets threw about eight passes that possession, but ball never went anywhere good.
Shot clock 2 -- awful possession late-game.
Four of five starters in for Hornets. Exception is Gary Neal, who was ejected.
All 11 of Hairston's points have been scored in fourth quarter.
22-point deficit down to 2 on a pull-up 3 by P.J. Hairston.
I figured Big Al was done for the night but Clifford put him back in, down 9 with about 8 minutes left.
Two techs on Gary Neal, automatic ejection.
Steve Clifford has given every sign Jason Maxiell will make the opening-night roster. But he's also that unguaranteed 15th contract.
Hornets have trimmed the deficit to 13.
Jason Maxiell coming in. Surprised it took this long.
Steve Nash is reportedly out for the season with ongoing back issues. Sad. His body is just used up.
Kemba Walker is sitting out, but he can't be too hurt. He's dribbling around in second-half warmups.
Pacers lead now at 21. One bright spot for Hornets: MKG is 4-of-4 from the field.
NBA's emphasis on moving screens this season is evident. Players must adjust.
Pacers forward Samjan Rudez just threw a no-look pass to....well, I guess Steve Clifford.
Hornets giving up 58 percent shooting and have six turnovers to Pacers' two. Not Steve Clifford ball at all.
Pacers pull out to a 36-18 lead, shooting 56 percent. Hornets defense just not sharp this preseason.
How shorthanded are the Hornets? Justin Cobbs playing point 2nd quarter because Clifford needs Pargo at shooting guard.
CX: End of first: Pacers 28, Hornets 18
Luis Scola has 11 points in 10 minutes on 5-of-7 shooting for Pacers. Williams and Zeller have both struggled to guard him.
Luis Scola keeps driving on Cody Zeller. He's trying to guard without fouling.
Gary Neal draws two fouls in same possession from C.J. Miles.
MKG swishing that jump shot. All hail Mark Price.
"He's destined to be a great player as long as that evolution from a maturity standpoint continues." -- Greg Anthony on Lance Stephenson.
Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh are out tonight.
Tonight's Hornets starters: Brian Roberts, Gary Neal, MKG, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson. Cody Zeller (bruised hand) intends to play.
Kemba Walker is out tonight with what Steve Clifford termed a "really sore" left foot.
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.
Hornets will rehang Bobby Phills' retired jersey at TWC Arena a week from Saturday at halftime of game vs. Grizzlies.
Pitchers and hitters should stop being so sensitive. When NBA players get dunked on, it's not cause for a brawl.
Memphis Grizzlies cut Gastonia's Hassan Whiteside.
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