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Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Charlotte Hornets, 7 p.m. Saturday

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Matchup to Watch: Charlotte Hornets� Al Jefferson vs. Memphis Grizzlies� Marc Gasol: Jefferson is one of the NBA�s top low-post scorers and Gasol is a former NBA defensive player of… Click...
  • New: 3 hr 16 min ago

New Charlotte Hornets still figuring how best to complement Al Jefferson

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Milwaukee Bucks double-teamed center Jefferson every time he touched the ball. Click to Continue »
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Hornets’ Walker signs $48 million deal, embraces role in team’s improvement

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Point guard officially signed extension Thursday that was agreed to Tuesday night. Sources say deal will start the 2015-16 season and run through 2018-19. Click to Continue »
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Hornets’ Jeff Taylor sentenced to 18 months of probation, alcohol treatment

Charlotte.com (()) — Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was sentenced to 18 months of probation on Thursday in connection with a domestic violence conviction, according to multiple media reports. Click to Continue...
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Lance Stephenson finds ways to help Hornets win

Charlotte.com (jjones@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan Jones)) — Stephenson?s shot lagged in Wednesday?s 108-106 overtime win, but the Hornets? hottest free-agent signing made up for it with his ball distribution and hard work on the glass. Click to Continue...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Charlotte Hornets late start to finish

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — Everyone showed up early Wednesday night ? except for the Charlotte Hornets. They finally got there, though, and what an entrance they made. Their 108-106 overtime win against Milwaukee...
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Hornets Kidd-Gilchrist, Zeller extend stays by a season

Charlotte.com (jjones@charlotteobserver.com rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan Jones and Rick Bonnell)) — A day after signing Kemba Walker to four more years in Charlotte, the Hornets locked up Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller for another year before the newly branded Hornets tipped… ...
  • 2 days ago

Hornets return in dramatic style, beat Bucks 108-106 in OT

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Kemba Walker hit a step-back 21-footer with five seconds left in overtime to give the Charlotte Hornets a 108-106 season-opening victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Fans cheer return of Hornets name

Charlotte.com (jmcfadden@charlotteobserver.com (Jonathan McFadden)) — Eleven-year-old Hannah Berryhill has spent most of her childhood listening to her father tell tales of the former Hornets in their heyday. As proof of her indoctrination, she sported a… ...
  • 2 days ago

Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Observations

Charlotte.com ((Rick Bonnell)) — Point guard Kemba Walker didn?t want to say a lot about the contract extension he?ll sign Thursday, but he did say how much he appreciated owner Michael Jordan?s desire to… Click to...
  • 2 days ago

The buzz is back: Hornets make official return to Charlotte

Charlotte.com (The Charlotte Observer ()) — With the Hornets making their return to Charlotte, fans are painting the Queen City purple and teal. Click to Continue »
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Hornets forward Jeff Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

Charlotte.com (cwootson@charlotteobserver.com (Cleve R. Wootson Jr.)) — Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and malicious destruction of property on Wednesday, according to court records and multiple media reports. ...
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Charlotte Hornets Gameday 10.29.14

Charlotte.com (()) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Jabari Parker: The Bucks are building their future around Parker, who spent a single season at Duke before turning pro. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets? best defender. ...
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Hornets, Kemba Walker agree on 4-year, $48 million contract extension

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — At mid-afternoon Tuesday, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said he was intent on signing Kemba Walker to a contract extension by Friday?s NBA deadline. Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan smiling as nickname returns

Charlotte.com (sfowler@charlotteobserver.com (Scott Fowler)) — When the Charlotte Hornets hosted their first grand opening, it was Nov. 4, 1988. A lot of people wore tuxedos and ball gowns to the game. Michael Jordan was a… Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Hornets 2014-15 roster

Charlotte.com (()) — Here?s a glance at the Charlotte Hornets 2014-15 roster: Click to Continue »
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Hornets owner Michael Jordan takes over social media

Charlotte.com (Charlotte Observer ()) — Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan took over the team's social media accounts on Tuesday, a day before the Hornets make their official return to the Queen City. Click to Continue »
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Michael Jordan’s new Charlotte Hornets set to bring buzz back

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Four years ago Michael Jordan took majority control of the Charlotte Bobcats with the expressed intent of recreating the passion the city once had for the original Hornets. The new… Click...
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Michael Jordan wants to get an extension done with Hornets’ Kemba Walker by Friday

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlottoebserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Michael Jordan had a direct role in the process that brought Lance Stephenson to Charlotte, flying to Las Vegas in July to meet with Stephenson and his agent. Jordan told… Click to...
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Michael Jordan tweets, ‘I’M BACK!’ … then LOLs

Charlotte.com (The Washington Post (Cindy Boren)) — Michael Jordan is taking over the Charlotte Hornets� Twitter feed for the day. Click to Continue »
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Blog Articles

TV rating for Hornets opener was second-highest ever

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The overnight television rating for the Charlotte Hornets’ season-opener against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday was the second-highest in franchise history. The game drew a 2.83 rating in the...
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3 long-term takeaways from the Hornets' opener

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Three takeaways from the Hornets’ overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday: This glut at shooting guard isn’t going away: Gerald Henderson played nine minutes Wednesday and his only...
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Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker on contract extension: 'Comforting to know these guys want me around'

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Point guard Kemba Walker was here in the bad times, when the then-Bobcats went 28-120 over two seasons. Looks like he’ll be around for the good times to come. Walker and the Charlotte Hornets...
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Hornets' Lance Stephenson cleared to play in opener

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — New Charlotte Hornet Lance Stephenson has been cleared to play in tonight’s season-opener against the Milwaukee Bucks after being hampered recently with a groin strain. Stephenson asserted Tuesday...
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Five quick takeaways from Michael Jordan interview

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Five quick takeaways from the Observer’s one-on-one interview Tuesday with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan: He is hopeful of signing point guard Kemba Walker to a contract extension by Oct....
  • 3 days ago

Download the Observer's Hornets app now!

Charlotte.com (Observer staff) — The Buzz is back, and the Observer has a new app providing Charlotte Hornets news, photos, scores, videos and more - for both smart phones and tablets. For iOS, go here: http://bit.ly/1wyoccp For...
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Two ESPN rankings suggest Charlotte Hornets on the upswing

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Hornets made out pretty well – both individually and collectively – in two of ESPN’s recent rankings. First off, the franchise was ranked the 29th-best overall among the 122...
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Add Kemba Walker to Charlotte Hornets' injury issues

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Add point guard Kemba Walker to the Charlotte Hornets’ ever-growing injury list. Walker left shootaround Thursday morning after complaining of foot soreness. So his availability is questionable...
  • 8 days ago
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Charlotte Hornets' Lance Stephenson out tonight with a toe injury

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — GREENVILLE, S.C. – What was once a glut at shooting guard for the Charlotte Hornets is suddenly a lack of options. Lance Stephenson will miss Friday’s exhibition against the Washington Wizards...
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Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson out 1-2 weeks with hamstring strain

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson is expected to miss one to two weeks of the preseason after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tuesday confirmed a right hamstring strain. Henderson...
  • 24 days ago
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What the new TV deal should mean to the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — News item: The NBA is reportedly set to announce a new television deal Monday with ESPN/ABC and Turner Sports that would nearly triple revenue from $930 million to $2.66 billion annually. Ten...
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