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People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#1 » by countryboi » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:48 pm

WE made it to the front page of r/nba...yay?

One of only 6 teams in the NBA/NFL/MLB/NHL that's never even made a conference finals. They're the second oldest of those 6 teams behind the Clippers.

They've only drafted 4 All-Stars that went on to play for them despite being around since 1988: Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, Baron Davis, and Kemba Walker. And they've had the most chances to draft All-Stars too: the Hornets rank #1 with the lowest average draft spot in that time.

Then-coach Steve Clifford wanted the Hornets to draft Donovan Mitchell in 2017, but Rich Cho overruled him and drafted Malik Monk instead.

The Hornets were seriously looking to draft Pascal Siakam in 2016, but decided to trade their pick for Marco Belinelli who spent one year with the team before being traded to Atlanta in the Dwight Howard trade.

The Hornets were offered three first-round picks by the Celtics for the #9 pick in 2015. Michael Jordan turned the offer down to pick Frank Kaminsky. Kaminsky was always in the coach's doghouse here, his family hated Charlotte, and Kaminsky signed with Phoenix this offseason.

After having the worst record in NBA history in 2012, the Bobcats lost out on the #1 pick which was going to be Anthony Davis. They then selected Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the #2 pick instead of Bradley Beal. In the same draft, they selected Jeffery Taylor with their 2nd round pick, just ahead of Draymond Green and Khris Middleton.

They did select Kemba Walker in 2011, but they also gave Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, and the pick that would turn into Tobias Harris so they could jump up and draft Bismack Biyombo. They selected Biyombo instead of the player that had been mocked to them in several mock drafts: Kawhi Leonard. They also had Klay Thompson on the board.

The second best draft pick they've had since their 2004 rebirth has been Emeka Okafor.

They haven't won a playoff series since April 2002 when LeBron was in high school, Zion was 1 year old, The Scorpion King was #1 at the box office, Ashanti had the #1 song in America, and Hollywood Hogan was WWE Champion. The closest they've come to winning a series since then was the Purple Shirt Guy game when they were up 3-2 vs. the Heat and had cut a 9 point Heat lead to 2 with 1:30 left. A Hornets fan known as Purple Shirt Guy started inexplicably jawing with Dwyane Wade who proceeded to drop a quick 5 points to tie the series up. The Hornets would go on to lose Game 7 in Miami by 27 points.

Despite letting their best player ever walk for nothing, they're hard-capped at the moment. They'll be hard-capped this season with a starting 5 of Terry Rozier, Cody Zeller, Nic Batum, Dwayne Bacon, and Miles Bridges. Bismack Biyombo will be making $17 million off the bench, Marvin Williams will be making $15 million off the bench, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be making $13 million off the bench. Nic Batum (who has turned into a completely worthless player) will be entering the 4th year of a 5 year deal (final year a player option) that will pay him $25.5 million. He'll almost certainly use that player option in 2020 and will be making $27.1 million.

The Hornets hired a new radio play-by-play guy before the start of the 2018-19 season that grew up a Hornets fan and was a beloved radio host in Charlotte. He was fired in the middle of a week in March with no explanation and no explanation has come out since.

Michael Jordan hasn't given an interview where he's discussed the Hornets in any detail (besides Kemba Walker) since 2014.

So as you bitch and complain about how your team hasn't done anything in a long time or how you only have one All-Star and you're disappointed you didn't get another, remember that things could always be worse.
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Post#2 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 pm

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Re: 16.0k People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#3 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:00 pm

Good thing I'm already planning on drinking tonight.
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Re: 16.0k People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#4 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:50 pm

LofJ wrote:#SelltheTeamMJ


Lol theyll be the Seattle Sonics, Las Vegas Hornets or Kansas City Hornets the instant they’re sold. No way will they stay here and rank outside the top 29 in attendance.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#5 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 pm

There’s no question the Hornets are the most failed franchise in all of American professional sports. That much we’ve known.

What’s impressive is the consistency in being such a spectacular failure. I’m not convinced the Panthers wouldn’t field a better 15 basketball players.
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Re: 16.0k People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#6 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 pm

Robot Rock wrote:
LofJ wrote:#SelltheTeamMJ


Lol theyll be the Seattle Sonics, Las Vegas Hornets or Kansas City Hornets the instant they’re sold. No way will they stay here and rank outside the top 29 in attendance.


Only Seattle is a better market, so that would be a dumb move on the part of the hypothetical buyer.
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Re: 16.0k People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#7 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 pm

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LofJ wrote:#SelltheTeamMJ


Lol theyll be the Seattle Sonics, Las Vegas Hornets or Kansas City Hornets the instant they’re sold. No way will they stay here and rank outside the top 29 in attendance.


Only Seattle is a better market, so that would be a dumb move on the part of the hypothetical buyer.


Charlotte is only better than Kansas City of those three. Of course, New Orleans is a crappier market than Charlotte too. Look how that worked out. I just don’t see this team staying in Charlotte much longer.

Fans are indifferent if not gone. Corporate sponsorship is going to erode and they lost a marketing whiz to the Giants. Oh and the roster is the fifth-worst in league history — at best.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#8 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:08 pm

Hahaha, you're too much

Charlotte Population Growth

Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If its population growth continues, Charlotte's population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just twenty years.Jul 9, 2019

If anything, we're getting an MLB team, not subtracting an NBA team.

Some of you are trapped in a world of NASCAR, WWE, toothless fat girls and three legged dogs that limp past your outhouse.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#9 » by hot_sauce_and1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:16 pm

"One of only 6 teams in the NBA/NFL/MLB/NHL that's never even made a conference finals. They're the second oldest of those 6 teams behind the Clippers."

Still don't understand why people think we are an old team.... I get it, we got our history books back, but we are still the youngest franchise in the league.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#10 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:16 pm

MasterIchiro wrote:Hahaha, you're too much

Charlotte Population Growth

Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If its population growth continues, Charlotte's population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just twenty years.Jul 9, 2019

If anything, we're getting an MLB team, not subtracting an NBA team.

Some of you are trapped in a world of NASCAR, WWE, toothless fat girls and three legged dogs that limp past your outhouse.


All of the things you just mentioned are about as appealing as the Charlotte Hornets. Also disappointed you didn’t even give tobacco spit cups, incest, Alex Jones and Carolina basketball their due.
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Post#11 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 pm

Robot Rock wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:Hahaha, you're too much

Charlotte Population Growth

Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If its population growth continues, Charlotte's population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just twenty years.Jul 9, 2019

If anything, we're getting an MLB team, not subtracting an NBA team.

Some of you are trapped in a world of NASCAR, WWE, toothless fat girls and three legged dogs that limp past your outhouse.


All of the things you just mentioned are about as appealing as the Charlotte Hornets.


I'm sure plenty of Charlottean natives procreate with their first cousins and drink from a garden hose. There's plenty of room for everyone.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#12 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 pm

I would like to see Derek Jeter sell the Marlins and reinvest in an uptown MLB team with MJ.

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Post#13 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 pm

MasterIchiro wrote:
Robot Rock wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:Hahaha, you're too much

Charlotte Population Growth

Charlotte is currently the third fastest-growing major U.S. city. If its population growth continues, Charlotte's population is set to surge by 47% from 2010 to 2030, growing from 1.87 million to about 2.74 million in just twenty years.Jul 9, 2019

If anything, we're getting an MLB team, not subtracting an NBA team.

Some of you are trapped in a world of NASCAR, WWE, toothless fat girls and three legged dogs that limp past your outhouse.


All of the things you just mentioned are about as appealing as the Charlotte Hornets.


I'm sure plenty of Charlottean natives procreate with their first cousins and drink from a garden hose. There's plenty of room for everyone.


There are many who salt watermelon as well.
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Post#14 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:22 pm

Robot Rock wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:
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All of the things you just mentioned are about as appealing as the Charlotte Hornets.


I'm sure plenty of Charlottean natives procreate with their first cousins and drink from a garden hose. There's plenty of room for everyone.


There are many who salt watermelon as well.


Enough to fill up an arena, with plenty more on the way from West Virginia, a dying state.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#15 » by Robot Rock » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:23 pm

MasterIchiro wrote:
Robot Rock wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:
I'm sure plenty of Charlottean natives procreate with their first cousins and drink from a garden hose. There's plenty of room for everyone.


There are many who salt watermelon as well.


Enough to fill up an arena, with plenty more on the way from West Virginia, a dying state.


Having never been to West Virginia, I can only agree wholeheartedly.
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Post#16 » by MasterIchiro » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:24 pm

Robot Rock wrote:
MasterIchiro wrote:
Robot Rock wrote:
There are many who salt watermelon as well.


Enough to fill up an arena, with plenty more on the way from West Virginia, a dying state.


Having never been to West Virginia, I can only agree wholeheartedly.


Supposedly you can trace your family tree by walking around the block.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#17 » by yosemiteben » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:25 pm

Let's please talk about basketball and not insult the city of Charlotte or the people that live there.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#18 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 pm

It annoys me how ignorant folks are about how quickly North Carolina is changing. NC is going to be one of the richest, most populated states in the country in the not too distant future. Nevada and Missouri wish they could change places with North Carolina.

The NBA wants to have a team in North Carolina.
It's why Charlotte was rewarded with an expansion franchise after the mess with Shinn. Silver and the other owners would be overjoyed if the Hornets got their act together. MJ is sacrificing a lot of money putting out such a poor product. And that means by extension the other owners are also missing out on money.
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#19 » by countryboi » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 pm

yosemiteben wrote:Let's please talk about basketball and not insult the city of Charlotte or the people that live there.


im kinda sorry I even posted this..I know this is a negative time but this is a bit too much negativity
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Re: People don't talk enough about how awful the Hornets are 

Post#20 » by LofJ » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:58 pm

The people bed wetting about the possibility of losing the team need a dose of reality. Charlotte and the market are not the problem, Michael Jordan is.
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