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  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Tony Parker sets the record straight on the Kawhi Leonard debacle

    Pounding The Rock "We recently took a look at another Michael C. Wright masterpiece about the chain of events that led to GOAT guard Tony Parker’s departure from the Spurs. I mainly focused on Parker himself, from his quad injury to his decision to seek a rotation spot elsewhere..." January 16

  • Parker says Spurs believed he'd stay despite rotation demotion

    The Score "Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs become a perennial championship contender during his 17 seasons with the franchise. So when the French star told the team's front office he was ready to go in a different direction, he was met with disbelief. "They really didn't..." January 14

  • Tony Parker: Kawhi Leonard didn’t leave Spurs because of me

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last March, Tony Parker – who, unlike Kawhi Leonard, already returned to play regularly for the Spurs – said his quad injury was 100 times worse than Leonard’s. Michael C. Wright of ESPN: Parker regrets how that played out and finds..." January 14

  • Parker, Spurs prepare for emotional reunion

    The Score "After 17 seasons and four NBA championships, six-time All-Star Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason, joining the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $10-million deal. Parker will make his much-anticipated return Monday as a member of..." January 14

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Kemba Walker: I trust Hornets to build appealing roster

    ESPN "Hornets star Kemba Walker says he has talked to general manager Mitch Kupchak about what Charlotte has in store for roster upgrades but that he wasn't getting involved beyond that, signaling he will take a wait-and-see approach to his free agency this summer. "They know. They..." January 08

  • Report: Mavericks, Hornets interested in Kevin Love

    247 Sports "The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets are both interested in trading for veteran forward Kevin Love from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from Amico Hoops. Love has only appeared in four games for the Cavs this season after undergoing foot surgery in early..." January 08

  • Hornets 'Desperate' to Move Nicolas Batum at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The Charlotte Hornets are "desperate" to move Nicolas Batum and would consider packaging him with former lottery pick Frank Kaminsky, according to the Sporting News' Sean Deveney.  Batum is in the middle of a five-year, $120 million deal he signed in July 2016. Per..." January 03

  • NBA Rumors: Hornets ready to move Frank Kaminsky, SN sources say

    Sporting News "Perhaps Wednesday night was the final straw in Charlotte, where the bloom of a decent start to the season is quickly fading. A 38-point home loss ahead of a six-game road trip will do that. With starting center Cody Zeller out because of a hand injury, the Hornets were primed to test..." January 03

  • Michael Jordan not interested in GOAT label

    Sportsnaut "The debate about the greatest basketball player of all time is a never-ending one. But one man involved in the debate, Michael Jordan, isn’t that interested in the label. But Jordan didn’t compare himself to LeBron James. Instead, he noted that he never had the chance to..." January 03

  • Hornets transfer J.P Macura to NBA roster

    At The Hive "With Jeremy Lamb on the injury report with a strained hamstring, the Charlotte Hornets have transferred J.P. Macura from the Greensboro Swarm to the NBA roster. OFFICIAL: January 02

  • Hornets' Cody Zeller fractures right hand vs. Magic

    ESPN "Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller suffered a fracture in his right hand during Monday's game against the Orlando Magic, the team announced. Zeller exited to the locker room in the third quarter and had X-rays that showed the injury. " January 01

  • Tony Parker says he'll live in San Antonio when he retires

    247 Sports "Tony Parker may have elected to sign with the Charlotte Hornets in the offseason, but that doesn't mean that the veteran point guard has spent his last days in San Antonio. In a survey of several international players around the NBA conducted by Marc J. Spears of..." December 19

  • When will Kemba Walker break out of his shooting slump?

    At The Hive "Kemba Walker has already established himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA and his play early in the season has indicated that. He started the season by averaging nearly 30 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the field over his first 16 games. In addition to that,..." December 18

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Report: Unclear if Hornets will be buyers or sellers at deadline

    Yardbarker "While it may be a little too early to determine with certainty whether the Hornets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer suggests in his latest mailbag that he expects the team to be more focused on improving this season’s roster than..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Michael Jordan Says Hitting Malik Monk on Head Was 'Tap of Endearment'

    Bleacher Report "Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan labeled his swipe at Hornetsguard Malik Monk a "tap of endearment." "It was like a big brother and little brother tap," Jordan said Thursday, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). "No negative..." December 13

  • Michael Jordan Smacked Malik Monk Upside The Head After His Technical For Running On The Court

    Dime Magazine "The Charlotte Hornets moved above .500 on Wednesday night with a 108-107 win at home over the Pistons, moving ahead of Detroit in the standings by a half game to take over sixth in the East. Every win is important for Charlotte as they try to find their way into the postseason this..." December 13

  • Kemba Walker isn’t ruling out coming home to join Knicks

    New York Post "Kemba Walker didn’t shut the door completely, leaving it open just enough to give Knicks fans a glimmer of hope. “I don’t have any interest in coming back home — right now,” the Hornets’ free-agent-to-be point guard said when asked if playing for..." December 10

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Kemba Walker never saw this superstar turn coming

    EndZone Score "As Kemba Walker hoisted 3-pointers before his pre-draft workout with the Charlotte Bobcats, he turned to Stephen Silas, then a Bobcats assistant, with a lament: "Man, this line is far," Walker said of the NBA arc, according to both men. Walker did not shine in shooting..." November 28

  • Kemba Walker Pushed Agent To Accept Charlotte's $10M Per Season Offer In 2014

    Real GM Basketball "Kemba Walker entered the NBA without a reliable perimeter jumper, but he has transformed himself into one of the best three-point shooters off the dribble in the league. Walker shot 30 percent on three-pointers as a rookie and a combined 31.8 percent on threes over his first four..." November 28

  • Source: Charlotte Hornets have inquired about Wizards’ Bradley Beal

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets have inquired with the Washington Wizards about the possibility of acquiring shooting guard Bradley Beal, an informed source confirmed Tuesday. The source didn’t identify what the Hornets have offered for Beal, a 6-foot-5 guard averaging 21.5 points this..." November 20

  • Michael Jordan 'Hellbent' On Re-Signing Kemba Walker

    Real GM Basketball "Kemba Walker will be one of the most prominent free agents on the 2019 market, but the Charlotte Hornets appear to be the heavy favorites to re-sign him. "Michael Jordan is fully focused and hellbent, really, to re-sign Kemba Walker," said Shams Charania on..." November 19

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Charlotte is the Only Team That May Take a Chance on Washed Up Carmelo Anthony

    The Big Lead "Endings are rarely pretty, and what may be the final season for future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony has been downright ghastly. After the Thunder unloaded Melo for a bag of basketballs – and Atlanta promptly paid him $27.9 million NOT to join the Hawks – Anthony landed in..." November 13

  • Report: Teams calling Charlotte about Kemba Walker getting shot down

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are some point guards opposing GMs are watching closely as we slowly move past Dec. 15 (the date all players signed over the summer are eligible to be traded) and into the NBA trade season. For example, teams are keeping an eye on Terry Rozier, but he may not be..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • Kemba Walker keeps getting better - but can the Hornets make it matter?

    The Score "After his aging but still star-laden Boston Celtics dispatched the Cleveland LeBrons in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, Kevin Garnett was asked about the impending free agency of Northeast Ohio's homegrown hero. "Loyalty is something that..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Kemba Walker has become an MVP-level star, and the Hornets are in position to help everyone realize it

    CBS Sports "A funny thing happened in Miami a few weeks ago. With the Hornets leading the Heat by one and 0.5 seconds left in the game, Kemba Walker missed the second of his two free throws on purpose, a perfectly soft shank off the right side of the rim that retired the last..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Hornets Exercise Team Option On Malik Monk

    NBA.com "Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Malik Monk. The 6-3 Kentucky product is in his second NBA season after appearing in 63 games during his 2017-18 rookie..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker reaches 10,000 career points

    Sporting News "Kemba Walker has reached another historic milestone. The Hornets point guard became the first player in franchise history and 29th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career points Saturday during the team's 113-112 win over the Heat. " October 21

  • WNBA veteran Chasity Melvin joins Hornets’ G-League team coaching staff

    Greensboro "Joe Wolf, the new head coach of the Greensboro Swarm, has put together his staff of assistants to help navigate the 50-games-in-five-months journey through the NBA G-League season. It’s a typical staff. Four eager coaches willing to bust their tails to climb the coaching..." October 20

  • The Basketball Gods Need to Make Sure Kemba Walker Gets on a Legit Contender ASAP

    The Big Lead "The Bucks and Hornets played a tale of two halves in their mutual season opener on Wednesday. The Bucks were up 13 points at the half, the Hornets came roaring back but ultimately fell just short. The game got billed as a duel between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kemba Walker; the..." October 18

  • Hornets Waive Smith, Give Chealey Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets set up their regular season roster today by completing a pair of transactions. According to a press release from the team, Charlotte has waived Zach Smith and converted Joe Chealey‘s Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way deal. It’s good news for Chealey, who will..." October 13

  • Tony Parker does not regret signing with Hornets despite Spurs’ injuries

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Parker says he does not regret signing with the Charlotte Hornets during the offseason even though the San Antonio Spurs now seem to have a big need for him. Parker signed a two-year deal with the Hornets despite playing his entire career with the Spurs. He left for Charlotte to..." October 13

  • Hornets Release Jaylen Barford, Isaiah Wilkins

    Hoops Rumors "The Hornets have dropped a pair of players from their preseason roster, announcing today in a press release that guard Jaylen Barford and forward Isaiah Wilkins have been waived. Barford, a 6’3″ guard out of Arkansas, went undrafted..." October 11

  • Rookie Miles Bridges says Hornets have winning energy and explains why it was harder to score in college

    CBS Sports "Talk to Miles Bridges and you might be fooled into thinking he's a run-of-the mill rookie. He will describe the Charlotte Hornets, as "a hungry team trying to make the playoffs," tell you that he's listening to veterans like Tony Parker and Kemba Walker, that he is..." October 11

  • Hornets players’ ‘Family Members’ form has spot for wife and girlfriend

    Yardbarker "The Charlotte Hornets organization wants to make sure it has some basic personal information — names, birthdays — on its players’ families, loved ones and so on. Now, thanks to Hornets star Frank Kaminksy, we know that the organization is not leaving any stone..." October 04

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Hornets' James Borrego: Hope to inspire as first Hispanic NBA coach

    ESPN "Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, citing the NBA as a model for uniting a cross-section of people and cultures, says he wants to use his position as the league's first Hispanic head coach "to be an inspiration for young men and women, to show you can be anything you want to..." September 27

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27