Rick Bonnell, award-winning sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer, gone at age 63:Covered Charlotte Hornets since 1988

Rick Bonnell, an award-winning sportswriter for more than 33 years at The Charlotte Observer, was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was 63. Bonnell was The Observer’s first beat reporter to cover the Charlotte Hornets during their inaugural season in 1988-89, and he was still breaking stories on the Hornets beat throughout this past… Continue reading Rick Bonnell, award-winning sportswriter for the Charlotte Observer, gone at age 63:Covered Charlotte Hornets since 1988

Charlotte Hornets’ GM Mitch Kupchak says LeMelo Ball could return this season

Mitch Kupchak: Hornets not yet ruling LaMelo Ball out for season from Hoops Rumors with Luke Adams and coming in today from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com After suffering a broken wrist last week, Hornets guard LaMelo Ball underwent surgery to repair the fracture. Initial reports suggested Ball was expected to miss the rest of the season, but the… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets’ GM Mitch Kupchak says LeMelo Ball could return this season

LaMelo Ball and Charlotte Hornets bust loose for 118-99 win over Dallas Mavericks:Ball breakout with 22 points

The Charlotte Hornets evened their season record at (2-2) on Wednesday night, with their 118-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas… Hornets’ rookie guard LaMelo Ball led the team in scoring, with 22 points….And though Ball did not start for Charlotte, he came off of the bench, and gave the team his best 29… Continue reading LaMelo Ball and Charlotte Hornets bust loose for 118-99 win over Dallas Mavericks:Ball breakout with 22 points

Charlotte Hornets select LaMelo Ball with the #3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

from www.nba.com: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LaMelo Ball is thrilled to have a chance to play for the Charlotte Hornets. But the 6-foot-7 point guard is more excited to play for the one of the greatest basketball players of all time in Michael Jordan. “Man, straight blessing, for real,” Ball said of the six-time NBA champion… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets select LaMelo Ball with the #3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

Charlotte Hornets fire radio announcer John Focke after Racial Slur/Racial Tweet

from www.yahoo.com:/YAHOO Sports! **********The Charlotte Hornets announced on Thursday that they have fired radio announcer John Focke for a violation of the team’s social media policy.********** Focke tweeted in August about a playoff game between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. Instead of the word “Nuggets” in the phrase below, Focke wrote the n-word in… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets fire radio announcer John Focke after Racial Slur/Racial Tweet

Charlotte Hornets Suspend Broadcaster John Focke Indefinitely:Hornets suspend broadcaster after tweet about Jazz-Nuggets game that contained racial slur

Hornets suspend broadcaster after tweet about Jazz-Nuggets game that contained racial slur from Nick Bromberg, at YAHOO Sports!…www.sports.yahoo.com…CLICK HERE The Charlotte Hornets said Tuesday that radio announcer John Focke had been suspended indefinitely after he sent a tweet about the Nuggets’ Monday win over the Jazz that included a racial slur. “The Charlotte Hornets are… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets Suspend Broadcaster John Focke Indefinitely:Hornets suspend broadcaster after tweet about Jazz-Nuggets game that contained racial slur

Charlotte Hornets Radio Voice Slips Up on Twitter:John Focke has apologized for using the “N-word”

from Rick Bonnell, with the Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Hornets radio play-by-play announcer John Focke issued an apology on Twitter late Monday night for what he said was an accidental use of an offensive word. Focke, who just completed his first season with the Hornets, was tweeting about the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game Monday afternoon.… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets Radio Voice Slips Up on Twitter:John Focke has apologized for using the “N-word”

Videos from Fred Whitfield basketball jersey retirement ceremony on Monday night at Southeast Guilford High School

Click Below for all of the Fred Whitfield videos at his #15 jersey retirement ceremony, on Monday night, at Southeast Guilford High School…. We open with the Fred Whitfield ‘This is your Life’ video presentation… Click On Below…. Video presentation continues…. Conclusion of Video Presentation… Fred Whitfield speaking here… Fred Whitfield addresses the gathering…. Final… Continue reading Videos from Fred Whitfield basketball jersey retirement ceremony on Monday night at Southeast Guilford High School

Fred Whitfield(Southeast Guilford HS) receives important honor/award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Fred Whitfield(Southeast Guilford High School), president and chief operating officer of the Charlotte Hornets, has been named the Economic Growth Champion of the Year by the Charlotte Chamber for his work in brokering a deal to repeal House Bill 2……. “In 2017, Fred Whitfield emerged as that individual when he stepped up to – personally… Continue reading Fred Whitfield(Southeast Guilford HS) receives important honor/award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Where are they Now? P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) with Rio Grande Valley Vipers(Houston Rockets) NBA D-League

P.J. Hairston, former Dudley Panther and North Carolina Tar Heel, is still with the NBA and now he is on the roster and working for the Houston Rockets D-League team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers…..Info on P.J. as he gets set to play in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and the Rio Grande Valley… Continue reading Where are they Now? P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) with Rio Grande Valley Vipers(Houston Rockets) NBA D-League

The Charlotte Hornets Season Roundup: Building For The Future

The Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 campaign just came to a disappointing end Sunday afternoon. The Hornets, who coasted thru the regular season to a 48-34 record, which is the fifth highest win total in franchise history, had a sensational second half to the season. The Hornets were led by Kemba Walker all season, who averaged 20… Continue reading The Charlotte Hornets Season Roundup: Building For The Future

P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS) helps lead the Charlotte Hornets to victory over New York Knicks on Saturday night:P.J. with 20 pts./10 boards

P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) had one of his best overall NBA outings on Saturday night with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Charlotte Hornets, in the ‘Bugs’ victory over the New York Knicks, 97-84.. A very good game for P.J. and Hairston’s Hornets with 20/10 plus he held the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony to 10 points… Continue reading P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS) helps lead the Charlotte Hornets to victory over New York Knicks on Saturday night:P.J. with 20 pts./10 boards

Charlotte Hornets to reveal name and logo of new NBA D-League Franchise on Dec. 29 at Haeco Tournament

HORNETS TO REVEAL NAME AND LOGO OF NEW NBA D-LEAGUE FRANCHISE ON DEC. 29 New Team To Begin Play In Greensboro, N.C., In 2016-17 December 21, 2015 – The Charlotte Hornets will reveal the name and logo of their new NBA D-League franchise on Tuesday, December 29, during the intermission between the women’s and men’s… Continue reading Charlotte Hornets to reveal name and logo of new NBA D-League Franchise on Dec. 29 at Haeco Tournament

Pro Basketball Returns to Greensboro:Charlotte Hornets choose Gate City for their Developmental League Franchise

Professional Basketball Returns to Greensboro CLICK HERE for the news on the Charlotte Hornets choosing to bring their D-League team to Greensboro… Greensboro hosted professional basketball when the Carolina Cougars of the ABA played here back in the 70’s and we had a team in the Global Basketball League, with the Greensboro City Gaters at… Continue reading Pro Basketball Returns to Greensboro:Charlotte Hornets choose Gate City for their Developmental League Franchise

P.J. Hairston cited for more/new driving violations

Driving with a revoked license, speeding, driving left of center and driving on expired tags…. from the Charlotte Observer at www.charlotteobserver.com: P.J. Hairston is facing legal trouble. The Charlotte Hornets’ guard was cited around noon on June 18 for driving with a revoked license, speeding, driving left of center and driving on expired tags. According… Continue reading P.J. Hairston cited for more/new driving violations

PJ Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) finally drops DNP tag and gets in the game for Charlotte Hornets, but Pelicans make it three straight losses for Bugs/Buzz

NBA Pro Debut for P.J. Hairston comes in New Orleans….. *****Miami Heat(3-1) at Charlotte Hornets(1-3) tonight/Wednesday at 7pm.***** The early season Buzz has died down about the Charlotte Hornets, since after an opening-night win over the Bucks, the Bugs have gone on to lose three straight games, with the latest being a 100-91 defeat to… Continue reading PJ Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) finally drops DNP tag and gets in the game for Charlotte Hornets, but Pelicans make it three straight losses for Bugs/Buzz

Rodney Westmoreland group headed down to Charlotte to watch P.J. Hairston and the Hornets take on the Bucks(Hornets win 108-106 in OT)

Hornets-Bucks ready to get started and P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS/UNC) will make his NBA debut tonight and we have several people from Greensboro headed down to “The Hive” for the big game, as the Hornets are back and their big night is also Hairston’s big night too and the Rodney Westmoreland group/crew has made their way… Continue reading Rodney Westmoreland group headed down to Charlotte to watch P.J. Hairston and the Hornets take on the Bucks(Hornets win 108-106 in OT)

Fred Whitfield and Charlotte Hornets look to lure NBA All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2017 or 2018

The Charlotte Hornets and team President Fred Whitfield(Southeast Guilford High School) are going after the NBA All-Star Game and they are trying to bring it to Charlotte, N.C. from www.charlotteobserver.com: Greensboro’s Fred Whitfield, the Charlotte Hornets’ president, said he expected “8 to 10” NBA teams would bid for the 2017 and ’18 all-star games and… Continue reading Fred Whitfield and Charlotte Hornets look to lure NBA All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2017 or 2018

P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS) and Charlotte Hornets much better in Game Two at NBA Summer League

P.J. Hairston(Dudley High School) had 22 points and Noah Vonleh had 18 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets’ rookies played much better in their second game in the NBA Summer League, in Las Vegas… The Hornets still lost, 72-65, but they did look better on Sunday, than they did back on Friday night… Vonleh and Hairston… Continue reading P.J. Hairston(Dudley HS) and Charlotte Hornets much better in Game Two at NBA Summer League