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  • LaMelo Ball has a fan in former Hornets PG Muggsy Bogues

    Clutch Points "Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has taken the NBA by storm and has showcased his superstar potential through the first couple of months of his rookie campaign. There was plenty of skepticism of whether Ball could be a face of the franchise, especially after Charlotte took him..." February 27

  • LaMelo Ball responds to Warriors announcer criticizing his celebration

    MSN.com "LaMelo Ball seems to think that Golden State Warriors color commentator Kelenna Azubuike was doing some player hating this week. Ball’s Charlotte Hornets played the Warriors on Friday. After hitting a three-pointer in the first quarter, Ball put three fingers to his head in..." February 27

  • Every NBA Team's Worst Contract This Season

    Bleacher Report "Bad contracts come in all shapes and sizes in the NBA, with nearly every team possessing at least one deal they regret. For the purpose of this article, we're only focusing on contracts vs. production for this season only. Some players may have worse long-term deals overall,..." February 27

  • Hornets’ LaMelo Ball called out by Warriors announcer for stealing Carmelo Anthony’s celebration

    Clutch Points "Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony is no longer the only Melo in the NBA, as Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball has taken the league by storm this season. Aside from inadvertently taking Anthony’s nickname, looks like the brash rookie is also stealing his..." February 27

  • Bill Simmons Loves LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets

    The Big Lead "Bill Simmons has a new favorite League Pass team and it's none other than LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets. He revealed his pick to Zach Lowe on the latest episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast. Check out the segment on the Hornets below: Clearly Bill..." February 26

  • What we know about all 30 teams ahead of the 2021 NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets started the trade season in January when former MVP James Harden was acquired in a four-team deal. The Harden addition strengthens what many had already considered a championship contender in Brooklyn. What else should we expect between now..." February 26

  • College Seniors Must Petition NBA To Be Draft Eligible This Year

    Yardbarker "The NBA will require college seniors to petition the league for inclusion on the early-entry list in order to become draft-eligible this year, ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony reports. The NCAA granted all winter athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic,..." February 26

  • Shaquille O’Neal hilariously changes tack on criticizing young players

    The Sports Rush "The 2020-21 NBA season is almost halfway through. With the All-Star break approaching, there is a lot to be reflected upon about this half. The Los Angeles Lakers, are stuck in a rut, after having a hot start to the season. The Utah Jazz are ablaze, with a league-best 26-6 record. The..." February 26

  • 'Inside the NBA' Quizzed Shaquille O'Neal and He Did Not Do Well

    The Big Lead "  Inside the NBA unveiled a new game last night called, "Shaq's First Name Game." The point of the game was to prove that Shaquille O'Neal, who is paid handsomely to be an expert on the NBA, doesn't know the players in the NBA. It's a strange..." February 26

  • Canada Goose and Rhude Collab on Vests for NBA All-Star Players

    Complex "Players at this year’s NBA All-Star Game will be staying warm in style thanks to a collaboration by Canada Goose and L.A.-based brand Rhude. The two brands will release limited-edition Canada Goose freestyle vests to be worn by the players selected for the 2021 All-Star..." February 26

  • LaMelo Ball's jump shot has been better than advertised. Is it sustainable?

    NBA.com "LaMelo Ball has taken his game to another level since becoming Charlotte's starting point guard. In his last 11 games, all of which he's started in, Ball is averaging 19.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists, up from the 12.2 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds he averaged..." February 25

  • This is why the NBA likely will never change its logo

    Larry Brown Sports "The topic of the NBA potentially changing its logo has come back into focus this week thanks to Kyrie Irving, but it remains unlikely that we are going to see a new logo at any point in the near future. Why? Money, of course. The current NBA logo was designed in 1969 and features the..." February 25

  • 5 Best NBA Reunions That Should Happen

    Fadeaway World "A lot of time in the NBA, a player is associated with a certain team: for example, someone like Shaquille O’Neal is always associated with the Lakers. But in this era of commonplace player movement, players often switch teams for a variety of reasons. Even if players do leave a team where..." February 25

  • 2021 NBA Draft: Best Fits for G League Star Jalen Green

    Bleacher Report "Jalen Green was a projected top-five NBA draft pick entering the G League bubble, and he's delivering on those expectations. Lottery teams can now start thinking about how he fits with their roster, feeling more confident that he's the real deal.  Through..." February 25

  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge Removed from 2021 All-Star Weekend

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has canceled the Rising Stars Challenge for the 2021 All-Star break, according to Mark Medina of USA Today. The annual event showcases the top rookies and second-year players in the league, but the game will be cut this year amid changes because..." February 25

  • Gordon Hayward to make return from hand injury vs. Suns on Wednesday

    Clutch Points "After being forced to exit Monday’s match due to a hand injury, Gordon Hayward will be able to suit up for the Charlotte Hornets when they take on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. This report comes via Marc Stein of the New York..." February 24

  • Could The Charlotte Hornets Acquire Kristaps Porzingis?

    Fadeaway World "The Charlotte Hornets are a team that could use some help getting to the playoffs. They are hovering close to a .500 record and could use a player that could push them over the top. The Charlotte Hornets have a solid roster, but they need more star power to compete with other teams in the..." February 24

  • Kyrie Irving Calls for Kobe Bryant to Be the New NBA Logo

    Complex "Kyrie Irving reignited the discussion around changing the NBA logo to Kobe Bryant with an Instagram post on Wednesday. The Brooklyn Nets point guard shared a mock-up/tribute of the late Bryant in the place of the silhouette of Jerry West, who occupies the..." February 24

  • The 10 Greatest Second-Round NBA Draft Steals Since 2010

    Fadeaway World "There have been many famous NBA Draft steals in recent memory. However, how many came in the second round? You might actually be surprised at how many current and former NBA stars were second-round picks between 2010 and 2020. Whether they were picked with the first five picks of the..." February 24

  • NBA releases 2nd-half schedule

    NBA.com "The NBA today released its game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the Second Half of the 2020-21 regular season, which will begin Wednesday, March 10 and conclude Sunday, May 16. The Second Half..." February 24

  • NBA reports 2 positive COVID-19 tests in last week

    The Score "Two of 455 NBA players tested for COVID-19 in the last week returned positive results, the league announced Wednesday. The NBA reported five positive tests among players a week ago... " February 24

  • 3 ideal Kristaps Porzingis trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced earlier this week that the struggling Dallas Mavericks were interested in pulling off a Kristaps Porzingis trade. It has become all-too obvious that the Unicorn is not that second star behind Luka Doncic to lead Dallas to championship contention. Injuries coupled..." February 23

  • Alessia Cara to perform Canadian anthem at 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "Canadian singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alessia Cara will be among the artists performing prior to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Cara became the first Canadian ever to win a Grammy for "best new artist," earning the..." February 23

  • Twitter Debates Who Is The Biggest #NBAAllstar Snub After The List Was Released

    Black Sports Online "The NBA is officially announcing the Allstar game reserves tonight but when you’re Shams you get the list earlier than everyone else. Shams tweeted out the reserves list which include Anthony Davis, Chris Paul, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Paul George, Zion Williamson, and..." February 23

  • Damian Lillard, James Harden among reserves selected by league's coaches

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Game starters last Thursday, but given the somewhat predictable nature of picking the top five players in each conference, tonight's reveal is the more important one. On Tuesday, the league unveiled the seven All-Star reserves for each conference as selected..." February 23

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Would Blow Up The 2021 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It may seem like we'll have to satisfy our NBA transaction fix by wondering about Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond buyouts (which...meh). But if this season has demonstrated anything, it's that we never really know when a big move is coming. James..." February 23

  • LaMelo Ball trash talks Mike Conley by saying he cannot guard him

    The Sports Rush "LaMelo Ball takes Mike Conley to the cup and following the made basket, gestures that Conley is much too small to guard him.  As LaMelo Ball continues to flourish in his newfound starting role, it is still odd that it took Hornets head coach James Borrego nearly 2 months to place..." February 23

  • Charlotte Hornets: Michael Jordan Really Proved Everyone Wrong

    Fadeaway World "As a player, Michael Jeffrey Jordan has a legacy as one of the greatest basketball players to ever live. Considering all he was able to do over his 15-year basketball career, his place at the top of the NBA’s hierarchy cannot be denied. When it comes to being a team owner,..." February 22

  • NBA All-Star reserves: Damian Lillard a lock, but the rest not so easy

    USA Today "Picking NBA All-Star starters is easy. Selecting the reserves is difficult, and it’s up to NBA coaches to make the decisions. When the 2021 All-Star reserves are announced Tuesday on TNT, worthy players will be rewarded for the seasons they are having. We see you,..." February 22

  • 5 Best Targets For The Miami Heat Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat made the NBA Finals last season, shocking everyone with their play as a defensive team. Led by their new signing Jimmy Butler, the Heat played like a team that deserved a chip and injuries destroyed their chances. But this season, they are struggling to find their form and are..." February 22

  • Draymond Green: 'I was dead-a** wrong' for late ejection vs. Hornets

    The Score "Draymond Green offered a mea culpa for his late-game blowup that might have cost the Golden State Warriors a road win against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. "I was dead-ass wrong," Green said Monday, according to The Athletic's Anthony..." February 22

  • Gordon Hayward rounding into All-Star form at new home in Charlotte

    USA Today "Julius Randle is one of a few potential NBA All-Star surprises Gordon Hayward is running late on a Saturday morning. That’s what happens with four children (three daughters and an infant son) in the house. Even a game the night before – a victory against Minnesota –..." February 22

  • NBA Teams Bracing Themselves for the Worst Schedule They've Ever Seen

    Bleacher Report "As the NBA prepares to release its schedule for the second half of the 2020-21 season, teams are reportedly prepared for a backloaded slate of games. "They are bracing themselves for the worst schedule they've ever seen. All kinds of five games in seven nights, all..." February 22

  • Which players are on track to cash in on All-Star, All-NBA and other contract bonuses in 2021?

    ESPN "The honor of being selected as an All-Star is not the only thing on the line when the reserves are announced Tuesday night. There are five players who could combine to earn $5 million if they are selected to the All-Star Game. Here's our look at each player who has an All-Star..." February 22

  • Stephen Curry late scratch vs. Hornets due to illness

    The Score "Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was a late scratch for Saturday's game against the Charlotte Hornets due to illness, the team announced. The Warriors said the two-time MVP's absence isn't related to COVID-19, according..." February 21

  • Referees defend controversial Draymond Green ejection

    Yardbarker "The referees from Saturday’s Charlotte Hornets-Golden State Warriors game defended their calls at the end of the game.  Draymond Green was ejected with his Warriors leading 100-98 with under 10 seconds left. He got upset when a timeout was awarded to the Hornets..." February 21

  • Steve Kerr: Draymond Green 'crossed the line' with late ejection

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted that forward Draymond Green "crossed the line" Saturday night when he was ejected in the final seconds of a 102-100 loss at the Charlotte Hornets. The wild sequence that led to Green's ejection..." February 21

  • Hornets coach admits he had character concerns about LaMelo Ball before draft

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball has already come a long way in his rookie season, and that inclues winning over his head coach on the Charlotte Hornets. Hornets coach James Borrego spoke with Sports Illustrated for a feature on Ball this week. During the interview, Borrego admitted to having..." February 20

  • NBA Trades to Prevent a Los Angeles Lakers Championship Repeat

    Bleacher Report "There's a long way to go in the 2020-21 NBA season. A lot can change between now and the playoffs. But at the moment, it feels like a Los Angeles Lakers repeat might be the safest prediction for a championship (assuming Anthony Davis is healthy). So far, L.A...." February 20

  • 10 NBA Superstars Who Forced A Trade

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league that allows a lot of player mobility. Players switch between teams all the time, whether through a free agency or a trade. Sometimes a player is traded because a team wants to move them from the roster. But other times, players get traded because they request the trade..." February 20

  • 76ers' Doc Rivers to coach Team Durant in All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers and his staff will coach Team Durant in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. With tonight’s 112-105 home victory over the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia (20-10, .667)..." February 20

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest..." February 20

  • Hornets Assign Nick Richards To Greensboro Swarm

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has assigned center Nick Richards to the Greensboro Swarm, the team’s NBA G League affiliate. " February 19

  • Predicting the reserves at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta

    Sportsnet "Whether you agree with it or not, the NBA will be holding an all-star game on March 7. The league announced its starters Thursday, with Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid getting the nod in the East, and Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, Kawhi..." February 19

  • 7 Best Big Men For The Los Angeles Lakers

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers look primed for a very deep Playoffs run this season, thanks in part to a fantastic selection of superstar players including LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony Davis has an aggravated Achilles injury that will keep him out of action for the next..." February 19

  • NBA teams expected to see draft of second-half schedule as early as this weekend

    ESPN "The NBA is expected to share with teams a draft of the league's second-half schedule as early as this weekend, or likely next week, sources told ESPN. The NBA released only the first half of the schedule in order to build in flexibility to make up games postponed due to health and..." February 19

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Andre Drummond

    Complex "As we near the NBA All-Star break, it appears that the NBA trade rumor mill is getting hot. We’ve already broken down the potential Blake Griffin moves out there, but he’s not the only big likely to be on the move in the next few weeks. According to both Woj and..." February 19

  • NBA Aims To Hold Vegas Summer League In August

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is working toward holding its annual Las Vegas Summer League sometime in early- or mid-August in 2021, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The league is still figuring out all the specifics, sources tell ESPN. The NBA was forced to scrap its 2020..." February 19

  • Who Will Be The Next Superstar To Join The Warriors?

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors are going as far as their superstar, Stephen Curry, takes them. The franchise is without Klay Thompson for the entire season, and only Draymond Green is there to handle the leadership role alongside Curry. As a result, the Warriors are an afterthought so..." February 19

  • Inside 'NBA Top Shot,' the Digital Highlights Marketplace Worth Millions

    Bleacher Report "In the third quarter of a regular-season game against the Houston Rockets last February, LeBron James broke away for a two-handed reverse windmill dunk off a steal and pass from Avery Bradley. Keen-eyed Lakers fans quickly realized the dunk was nearly identical to a 2001..." February 19