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  • Hornets Rebrand Listens to Fans, Restores History

    By Doug Branson on May 22, 2014
    As I listened to the Hornets.com live feed of the official name change while pretending to work, all I kept thinking is one thing. The organization has really nailed this rollout so far. That’s not a throwaway thought. That’s huge. I am fascinated by public relations. I always pay special attention to how companies/organizations/personalities interact with their respective constituencies. One […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Chris Douglas-Roberts

    By Spencer on May 20, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Chris Douglas-Roberts 13.1 10.0 (+3.1) Strengths: He burst onto the scene with Charlotte this season much like Josh McRoberts surprise emergence last season. At the point that this team realized it could very realistically be a playoff team, the need for a guy that could come in and give you offensive production immediately next to Kemba […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Josh McRoberts

    By Spencer on May 9, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Josh McRoberts 14.9 16.9 (-2.0) Strengths: Basketball IQ, unselfishness, offensive connector, energy, and his hair + beard combo — some action words to describe the positives that McBob brings to the floor. He was the consummate team player for the roster this season and ended up being one of the most reliable + consistent starters that […]
  • Miami sweeps Charlotte; R.I.P. Charlotte Bobcats

    By Spencer on April 28, 2014
    Miami Heat 109 Final Recap | Box Score 98 Charlotte Bobcats Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 42 MIN | 3-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 10 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | -11Tonight very well could have been McBob’s last game in Charlotte. He’s got a player option in […]
  • GAME #3: Bobcats vs. Heat — The end is near, but so is the beginning

    By Spencer on April 28, 2014
    Who: Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game When: 7:00 PM ET Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC The Matchup: Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Charlotte 0-3 97.4 (16) 108.0 (12) 92.2 (9) Miami 3-0 108.0 (5) 97.4 (1) 92.2 (9) Previous Meetings: Game one: 99-88 Miami Game two: 101-97 Miami Game three: 98-85 […]
  • Miami takes stranglehold of series; Bobcats on their last breath

    By Spencer on April 27, 2014
    Miami Heat 98 Final Recap | Box Score 85 Charlotte Bobcats Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 37 MIN | 3-9 FG | 5-6 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 13 PTS | -7 MCBob’s passing ability and vision was negated by Miami tonight. The Heat packed the paint in […]
  • GAME #3: Bobcats vs. Heat — Time to swarm the Heat

    By Spencer on April 26, 2014
    Who: Charlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game When: 7:00 PM ET Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC The Matchup: Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Charlotte 0-2 98.6 (15) 109.2 (14) 92.7 (7) Miami 2-0 109.2 (3) 98.6 (2) 92.7 (7) Previous Meetings: Game 1: Heat 99-88 Game 2: Heat 101-97 Injuries: […]
  • GAME #2: Bobcats @ Heat 3-on-3 Preview

    By Spencer on April 23, 2014
    Who: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats — Game 2: 1st Round of NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs What: NBA Basketball – Heat Home Game When: 7:00 PM ET Where: Live at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL The Matchup: (Post-season ratings) Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Miami 1-0 109.5 (5) 96.4 (3) 90.9 (13) Charlotte 0-1 96.4 (14) 109.5 (12) 90.9 (13) […]
  • Bobcats drop game 1 in Miami; Jefferson injured

    By Spencer on April 21, 2014
    Charlotte Bobcats 88 Final Recap | Box Score 99 Miami Heat Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 37 MIN | 6-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 15 PTS | -1 He was excellent all day. McBob is usually good when he finds a way to make […]
  • Making these playoffs matter

    By Greg Pietras on April 20, 2014
    In 2010, the Charlotte Bobcats were good. They had the league’s best defense, and just enough offense to scrape together 44 wins and a playoff berth. Gerald Wallace earned the team’s first and only All-Star appearance. At that time, it was easily the best season in Bobcats history — and because of the pending change back to the Hornets name, […]