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  • 2014 Hornets Player Profile: Noah Vonleh

    2014 Hornets Player Profile: Noah Vonleh

    By Doug Branson on September 12, 2014

    THE UPSIDE Around the night of the 2014 draft lottery, a lot of folks joking and not-so-jokingly commented something to the effect of, “Maybe with the Bobcats name leaving, our horrible draft luck will leave too.” I don’t know if they expected it to happen so soon but when...

  • The Hornets Bright Future

    The Hornets Bright Future

    By Brett on September 10, 2014

    Almost five years ago, Chad Ford and John Hollinger teamed up on ESPN.com to produce the first “NBA Future Power Rankings” for the site, where they provided their subjective rankings on various aspects of all franchises and then sorted them on the total score. At that time, the Charlotte...

  • Report: City of Charlotte approves $33.5 million in arena upgrades

    Report: City of Charlotte approves $33.5 million in arena upgrades

    By Spencer on September 9, 2014

    The Charlotte City Council arrived at a 9-2 vote decision yesterday to approve the spending of $33.5 million in upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown Charlotte. In a result that wasn’t extremely surprising, the Hornets got the result they were looking for yesterday when the City Council...

  • Hive Talk Live 9-5-14

    Hive Talk Live 9-5-14

    By Doug Branson on September 7, 2014

    Doug and Spencer talk about the impacts of the Noah Vonleh injury, the BS Report Hornets trade talk and Gerald Henderson’s possible new role.   Follow us on twitter @HiveTalkLive and subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gerald Henderson

    2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gerald Henderson

    By Staff on September 3, 2014

    THE CHANGING OF THE SHOOTING GUARD He’s only had five years in the NBA, all with the Bobcats, but it seems like Hendo has been around forever. Maybe it’s his game, and old school two-point shooting, iso pull-up combo that would have played well several decades ago. Or maybe...

  • Observer Report: Rookie Noah Vonleh out 6-8 weeks

    Observer Report: Rookie Noah Vonleh out 6-8 weeks

    By Spencer on September 2, 2014

    According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Noah Vonleh had surgery today to take care of a sports hernia. His expected time away from basketball is 6-8 weeks, and that will keep him out of training camp. Although head coach Steve Clifford has already come out and made...

  • 2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gary Neal

    2014 Hornets Player Profiles: Gary Neal

    By Doug Branson on August 29, 2014

    THE SPECIAL ORDER If I had to order a Gary Neal sandwich, I’d yell over the counter, “3 & D, hold the D!” Neal came to the Hornets from Milwaukee last year in a trade that saw fan favorites Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien pack their bags. But most fans...

  • Social Media Snapshot: The Hornets and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Social Media Snapshot: The Hornets and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Peter Haley on August 28, 2014

    Hornets players and coaches embraced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week.  As you may have seen over the past weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been spreading like wildfire across social media. According to the New York Times, the Challenge has raised more than $40 million in research funds...

  • Hive Talk Live 8-27-14

    Hive Talk Live 8-27-14

    By Doug Branson on August 27, 2014

    Doug and Spencer talk with James Herbert of CBSSports.com about his interview with Hornets head coach Steve Clifford. PLUS, new arena upgrades, how much are they costing taxpayers & Lance Stephenson puts a Hornets twist on his latest rap venture.   Follow us on twitter @HiveTalkLive and subscribe to us on iTunes and Stitcher.

  • 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...