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Charlotte Hornets – Kemba Walker Trade Rumors Highlight Small-Market Problems and Franchise Mistakes

Posted on 19 Jan, 2018, by in NBA

With news of the Charlotte Hornets putting Kemba Walker and pretty much everyone else on the team on the trading block, it’s tempting to try and see where it went wrong for a franchise that was in pretty good position two years ago to establish itself as a minor contender in the Eastern conference. More

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5 Best NBA Players Born in France

Posted on 14 Jul, 2017, by in Featured, NBA

It’s July 14, Bastille Day, the French National Day. To celebrate la Fête nationale, we selected the top 5 NBA players born in France. They didn’t have to be actually French to make the list. Example: Tony Parker isn’t on the list. He was born in Belgium. More

Charlotte Hornets Season Preview: Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum & Counting on Very Unreliable Players

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

After the best regular season since the rebirth of NBA basketball in Charlotte, the Charlotte Hornets enter the 2016-2017 season with high expectations, relying on Kemba Walker to remain their offensive anchor, on Steve Clifford to improve as an offensive head coach, and maybe more than anything hoping that Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stay healthy. More

Hornets @ Heat, Game 2: Jeremy Lin Waiting for Steve Clifford to Wake Up

Posted on 20 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

Time to see what the Charlotte Hornets are made of or more accurately – if Steve Clifford watched and learned what he should from the first game against the Miami Heat. Less Kemba Walker, more Jeremy Lin, demand his defense to help in mismatches and yell at them to move the ball. More

Jeremy Lin Bad Game Just Part of an Awful Charlotte Hornets Performance

Posted on 11 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

Trying to find a bottom line to the Charlotte Hornets losing 113-98 to the Washington Wizards isn’t that difficult. The problem is non of the ideas coming up have any positive spin to them. Kemba Walker was bad, Nicolas Batum was worse, the defense under the basket didn’t exist and Jeremy Lin? An early Sunday session he’d like to forget. More

Jeremy Lin Should Rest, Charlotte Hornets Should Experiment

Posted on 31 Mar, 2016, by in NBA

With the fourth or even third place in the Eastern conference still in reach and a difficult stretch just beyond another game with the Philadelphia 76ers, Jeremy Lin should be getting a bit more rest to his aching back, while the Hornets have an opportunity to do some experimenting in that game and learn a little bit more about themselves. More

Jeremy Lin Misses Game, Kemba Walker Misses Shots, Charlotte Hornets Simply Cruising

Posted on 30 Mar, 2016, by in NBA

The Charlotte Hornets didn’t have any problem with the Philadelphia 76ers, beating them 100-85 with a Nicolas Batum triple double, a Kemba Walker horror show of shooting and no Jeremy Lin, with surprise back problems before the game. More

Jeremy Lin With Defensive Masterclass, Nicolas Batum Fantastic, Charlotte Hornets Bounce Back

Posted on 27 Mar, 2016, by in NBA

The Charlotte Hornets didn’t let their loss a night before get to them, having no problem beat up on the Milwaukee Bucks 115-91 in a very good shooting night from Nicolas Batum, Kemba Walker and Marvin Williams, while Jeremy Lin did well offensively, but was at his poaching best on defense. More

Jeremy Lin Rising, Kemba Walker Star Status & Charlotte Hornets Thoughts

Posted on 24 Mar, 2016, by in NBA

The last two games for the Charlotte Hornets have been very good in terms of results, despite Kemba Walker suddenly struggling with his shots, mostly because Jeremy Lin has stepped up instead, something that looked very unlikely due to his recent form and the current rotation of the team. More

Jeremy Lin Thriving, Charlotte Hornets Storming, Kemba Walker Slumping

Posted on 23 Mar, 2016, by in NBA

The Charlotte Hornets and especially Jeremy Lin didn’t let their big win the previous night make them dizzy, beating the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 with another rough shooting night for Kemba Walker and the regular short rotation not getting in the way. More