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  • Hive Talk Live 8-22-14

    Hive Talk Live 8-22-14

    By Doug Branson on August 24, 2014

    Doug and Spencer are sweating out the dog days of Hornets news with some P.J. agent talk and TWC Arena updates on the horizon. PLUS: Jannero Pargo provided enough firepower to snag a one year contract, can he make an impact this year?   Follow us on twitter @HiveTalkLive and subscribe...

  • Social Media Snapshot: The Hornets are Buzzing This Summer

    Social Media Snapshot: The Hornets are Buzzing This Summer

    By Peter Haley on August 20, 2014

    In this first edition of our Social Media Snapshots, we take an overview of the Hornets’ online activity, and recommend some follows. Must-Follow: Lance Stephenson The Hornets’ biggest offseason signing is also one of their most active on Instagram. He got chuckles at his press conference when he mentioned...

  • Hive Talk Live 8-15-14

    Hive Talk Live 8-15-14

    By Doug Branson on August 15, 2014

    Doug and Spencer are joined by Will Webb from Charlotte Sports Foundation to discuss the Hornets All-Star bid chances. PLUS how does the schedule play out for the Hornets this season?   Follow us on twitter @HiveTalkLive and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher.

  • The Allure of an All-Star Weekend

    The Allure of an All-Star Weekend

    By Spencer on August 14, 2014

    The reach is extremely strong for the NBA all-star game. Consider this: Last season in New Orleans, more than 1,800 media members covered all-star weekend events, including 265 international media members. The opportunity for the city of Charlotte, if they landed the event, would be immense. Basketball is thought...

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Bismack Biyombo

    2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Bismack Biyombo

    By Doug Branson on August 13, 2014

    THE ETERNAL PROSPECT BIZnomaly  bizˈnäməlē/ - noun something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. “Did that awkward offensive player just euro-step through the lane, what a BIZnomaly” synonyms: bizoddity, biznormality,bizaberration ~~ Bismack Biyombo is hard to pin down. In one moment, he makes a block that no human being...

  • Hornets Make the Pitch for Future All-Star Game

    Hornets Make the Pitch for Future All-Star Game

    By Doug Branson on August 12, 2014

    Hornets Sports and Entertainment along with Charlotte Sports Foundation present their case for Charlotte to host the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend The Charlotte Hornets laid out their plans to bring the 2017 All-Star Weekend back to the Queen City at a press conference in Time Warner Cable Arena Tuesday....

  • Observer Report: Hornets Putting in Bid for Future All-Star Game

    Observer Report: Hornets Putting in Bid for Future All-Star Game

    By Doug Branson on August 11, 2014

    With the formal announcement coming Tuesday morning, Charlotte Observer reporter Rick Bonnell is reporting that the Hornets organization will put in a bid for a future All-Star weekend, possibly as soon as 2017. From the Observer: The Charlotte Hornets plan to formally submit a bid Tuesday to host either...

  • Hive Talk Live 8-8-14

    Hive Talk Live 8-8-14

    By Doug Branson on August 8, 2014

    Doug and Spencer discuss Cody Zeller’s continued development, questions before training camp begins and some news and notes around the Hornets and the NBA.   Follow us on twitter @HiveTalkLive and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher.

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Cody Zeller

    2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Cody Zeller

    By Staff on August 6, 2014

    THE QUESTION MARK Being a top five draft pick comes with a set of expectations that are sometimes warranted and sometimes unfair. In Cody’s case they are mostly unfair because his draft in 2013 was weak on talent with few, if any, franchise changing players.  Few thought that Cody...

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Kemba Walker

    2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Kemba Walker

    By Staff on July 30, 2014

    THE LEADER It’s tough to measure determination. It’s difficult to quantify leadership. When Kemba left Connecticut for the NBA fresh off an NCAA championship and Most Outstanding Player award there was certainly pre-draft talk about his zeal for winning and his toughness on the court but often it was...