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Gamecock legend Wilson named WNBA Most Valuable Player

Wilson received 43 of 47 first-place votes and accrued 458 total points from a panel of national sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

Barack Obama advised LeBron James, Chris Paul to finish NBA postseason, per report

Charlotte Hornets to pick third in the 2020 NBA Draft

Hornets radio announcer tweeting N-word wasn’t an autocorrect error. Here’s what happened

Hornets to provide 2,020 meals to healthcare workers and people in need

Kyrie Irving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season

NBA player and N.C. native Brandon Ingram donating shoes to hospital employees

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NBA reportedly plans to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts when season resumes

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

Georgetown coach and NBA legend Patrick Ewing home from hospital recovering from COVID-19

NBA players who overcame COVID-19 will donate blood for an experimental treatment, per report

Grizzlies owner to compensate game night employees for missed games due to suspended season

Zion Williamson covering salaries for arena workers throughout NBA hiatus

Charlotte NBA fans react to NBA suspending season

The National Basketball Association has suspended its season following a player’s positive test for the coronavirus.

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Nic Batum would like to apologize. He knows he’s an overpaid Hornets cheerleader

In an exclusive Observer interview Tuesday, Batum offered an apology for not playing up to the level of his massive contract.

  Charlotte Hornets honor the Greensboro Four during Black History Month

During the final week of Black History Month 2020, the Charlotte Hornets recognized surviving family members of the pioneers, sent its players to visit the sit-in exhibit at the Levine of the New South, and hosted a forum showcasing the courage of these student foot soldiers.

Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk suspended indefinitely by the NBA

Steph Curry’s latest Hollywood flick debuts in theaters soon. Here’s where to see it.

Charlotte Hornets’ Miles Bridges wins 2020 NBA Rising Stars MVP

NBA changing All-Star Game format, adding a Kobe tribute

’Kobe!’: N.C. teacher has second graders write down their fears and shoot them into a basket

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library honors Kobe Bryant with suggested reads

  Kobe Bryant fan gets tattoo to honor the legendary Laker

Monday night, one man in Gastonia showed up at a tattoo parlor with a particular request.

Justin Timberlake posts Instagram tribute to longtime friend Kobe Bryant

A day after retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a California helicopter crash, Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake memorialized the legend on Instagram, recounting their years-long friendship that started when they were teenagers.

Coach K, Michael Jordan and the N.C. basketball world react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Bryant’s NBA career began in Charlotte. He entered the NBA draft out of high school at age 17 and was selected by the Hornets as the 13th pick in the first round.

Kobe Bryant was a Hornet for a week. He’s the greatest Charlotte athlete who never was

“I’d be a Hornet,” then-Los Angeles Lakers rookie Bryant said, when I asked what he’d have done if the trade fell through.

Trae Young helps cancel over $1M in medical debt for people in Atlanta with donation

The Hawks star partnered with RIP Medical Debt to get rid of more than $1 million in debt for people in Atlanta who are struggling to pay their past due medical bills.

David Stern stood up for Charlotte to keep the NBA - Hornets and Bobcats - in our city

It was the day in 2002 when NBA owners were voting on whether to grant permission to the Hornets to move to New Orleans

  Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks on passing of former NBA Commissioner David Stern

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan was among many sports figures who reacted to the death of former NBA Commissioner David Stern on Wednesday.

‘Magical’ Kemba Walker back in Charlotte for the first time as a Boston Celtic

Kemba Walker, who returns to Spectrum Center on Thursday night for the first time as a Boston Celtic. He was a three-time All-Star in Charlotte, an All-NBA point guard last season, and the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

Hornets going all-mobile ticketing; will require smartphone and team’s app

Fans need to have a smartphone and have downloaded the Hornets app to access tickets.

Michael Jordan selling large chunk of Hornets; won’t give up majority control

Jordan is the only former NBA player with a controlling stake in one of the league’s 30 franchises.

Charlotte Hornets announce 2019-20 regular season schedule

The November 7 matchup between the Hornets and the Boston Celtics will mark Kemba Walker’s first regular-season game against the Hornets, and is scheduled to be televised on TNT.

Zion Williamson joins Jordan Brand

The number one pick in the 2019 NBA draft and new Pelicans star Zion Williamson has signed with the Jordan Brand.

In heartfelt letter, Kemba Walker thanks Charlotte as he embarks on next phase of career

However you choose to remember the Kemba Walker era in Charlotte, it’s safe to say that it will never be forgotten.

As Kemba departs, we ask again: What in the world are the Charlotte Hornets doing?

The Charlotte Hornets haven’t done their fans any favors by managing to mismanage this Kemba Walker situation so completely. But they did do Walker a favor.

Charlotte Hornets will get point guard Terry Rozier to replace Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets are completing a sign-and-trade that will replace Kemba Walker at point guard with former Boston Celtic Terry Rozier.

  Kemba Walker intends to sign with Boston Celtics, multiple reports say

Multiple media reports say Kemba Walker has told the Charlotte Hornets that he intends to sign with the Boston Celtics once free agency begins.

  Is Kemba Walker about to fly out of the Hornets’ nest? Fans reflect on his community impact

Free agency for the NBA starts this weekend and we might not have our All-Star point guard come Sunday if Kemba Walker decides to leave the Charlotte Hornets and take his talents elsewhere.

Hornets select PJ Washington with 12th pick in NBA Draft

The Charlotte Hornets are adding young players to their team in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night.

‘I got goosebumps:’ Son of late Charlotte Hornets star works out for the team

Trey Phills looked like a natural on the court, keeping his breathing level with his eyes focused on the basket.

  Charlotte Hornet Cody Zeller knows there are big shoes to fill out there, makes major donation to Samaritan’s Feet

Charlotte Hornets player Cody Zeller will make some young men very happy with a major donation to Samaritan’s Feet.

How Kemba Walker being named All-NBA impacts the Hornets re-signing him

Kemba Walker has been named to the All-NBA team, and his reward could be much more than a trophy.

Hornets eliminated from playoff contention after season’s final game

The Hornets will now have a lottery pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

  Extremely rare Steph Curry ‘blackout’ jersey stolen from Davidson College

The Curry black and yellow “Blackout Belk” jersey is one of two in existence according information provided to authorities on March 21.

Hornets play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kroeger ‘no longer with the organization’

Charlotte Hornets radio broadcaster Chris Kroeger is ‘no longer with the organization,’ according to a tweet from the team’s Public Relations department.

Kemba Walker takes charge in overtime, Charlotte Hornets beat San Antonio Spurs

Kemba Walker scored 11 of his 38 points in overtime to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 125-116 home victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

Walker sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117

Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 124-117 Saturday night

Hood, Nurkic lead Blazers past Hornets 118-108

Rodney Hood scored 27 points, Jusuf Nurkic added 26 points and 15 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-108

  Gaston County Commissioner becomes Lyft driver, mingles with celebrities during All-Star weekend

One man who holds a prominent position in Gaston County actually mingled with some famous folks for free. Gaston County Commissioner Chad Brown signed up to be a Lyft driver for the weekend just as joke with his friends. He lucked up was paired to drive a few famous people around uptown.

Shaquille O’Neal ‘gives props’ to CMPD during NBA All-Star weekend festivities

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Caleb Costner shared a larger than life moment on his Facebook page during NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte this past weekend.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

  Giannis teams up with Second Harvest, Right Moves for Youth gets $350,000 after Team LeBron wins All-Star game

Team LeBron pulled out the win and won $350,000 for Right Moves for Youth - an organization that’s centered around bettering the high school graduation rate for students in Charlotte. While Team Giannis was able to send $150,000 to Second Harvest.

  NBA All-Star weekend now history in Charlotte

Police say they didn’t have any major incidents related to All-Star events. The three-day celebration that transformed a section of Uptown is about to move out.

Stars shine as All-Star Saturday Night brings excitement to the Queen City

NBA players competed in the skills challenge, the 3-point contest and the slam dunk contest.

Joe Harris shocks Stephen Curry to win the NBA 3 Point Shootout

Charlotte native and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry got beat in the finals as Brooklyn’s Joe Harris pulls off the shocker in the NBA 3 Point Shootout.

  Fans in uptown Charlotte okay with tight security for NBA All-Star

Police say so far – inside the zone in uptown where NBA activities are happening – they haven’t had any significant problems.

  Vendors blame NBA’s fencing for bad business

The hope was people would leave the games and come across the street to get something to eat. The problem is little foot traffic has been seen in the lot.

Curry brothers bet family tickets for career on 3-point contest

Steph and Seth made a bet where the loser will be forced to buy all of the family tickets to games for the rest of their career.

  Charlotte’s own Dell and Seth Curry unveil courts where Steph and Seth learned the game

Returning home to Charlotte for 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, the Curry’s made it a mission to bring back their home court and make it something for those in the Charlotte community to enjoy.

2019 Dunk Contest highlights every level of North Carolina basketball

The participants in this year’s contest include Miles Bridges, Dennis Smith Jr., John Collins and Hamidou Diallo. Three of these players have connections to North Carolina.

Steph, Kemba among NBA superstars to speak during NBA All-Star Media Day in CLT

Hometown favorites Steph Curry and Kemba Walker were among the many NBA superstars who spoke during NBA All-Star Media Day in Charlotte Saturday morning.

  Open Court All-Star Male Youth Summit making a difference

NBA All Star 2019 in Charlotte wasn’t only about basketball but also about helping to build lives of some young black males.

Team USA defeats Team World 161-144 in 2019 Rising Stars Challenge, Kyle Kuzma wins MVP

The game was filled with highlights from ferocious dunks from guys like Ben Simmons, Josh Okogie, John Collins and Marvin Bagley III to silky crossover moves from guys like Trae Young.

Home team wins the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game thanks to MVP performance from Famous Los

A historic night at Bojangles’ Coliseum as the 2 teams combined to score 162 points which was the most ever in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game history. In the end, the Home team comprised of celebrities and athletes from the Carolinas won 82-80.

  Thousands attend NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Bojangles Coliseum

Thousands of people filed into Bojangles Coliseum Friday night for the 2019 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

  All-Star crowd helps food truck business during slow season

These business owners are hoping the added customers can launch into something big for them. Some traveled more than two hours for the opportunity.

  NBA players help pack 200,000 lbs worth of food for Charlotte families in need

Some of your favorite athletes are making sure the Queen City is taken care of. Friday was the NBA All-Star Day of Service which means basketball players spent time giving back to our community.

Rising Stars Challenge showcases up-and-coming NBA stars from all over the world, Duke star Kyrie Irving to coach

The event, held at Spectrum Center, features ten first and second year NBA players from the USA and puts them against first and second year players from all over the world.

  Dave Cook still in the NBA All-Star Game cooking

The last time it was in Charlotte was back in 1991. Dave Cook, owner of Dave and Fran’s, remembers the event. He worked with the NBA to prepare food when the event was at the Coliseum.

  Charlotte 10-year-old going to NBA All-Star Weekend, thanks to Dream On 3

His family is thrilled to now say, Dyson is currently cancer-free. That’s why his school honored him today.

  Cabarrus County scoring with NBA All-Star Game

The Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is one of the busiest in the state. On Thursday, NASCAR teams flew out for the Daytona 500, and on Friday, fans were coming in for the game and for other events going here this weekend.

  Spectrum Center ready to shine for NBA All-Star Weekend

A production crew of over 500 has been prepping the Spectrum Center since last Wednesday and finally the building is ready to shine on NBA All-Star Weekend.

  Clear bags required for nighttime light rail travel this weekend

As the NBA All-Star weekend approaches, so do the thousands of extra visitors headed to Uptown, and that’ll mean extra security for those who travel through the area.

  NBA surprises West Charlotte High School athletes to kick-off All-Star weekend

The brand new Nike uniforms were a hit with the team because if you look good, you play good.

  Uptown Charlotte is transforming for NBA All-Star Weekend

Changes are starting to take effect in Uptown Charlotte as venues plan for 150,000 people in the Queen City.

  Police warn of Human Trafficking ahead of NBA All-Star weekend events

While NBA All-star weekend is projected to bring in millions for the Queen City’s economy, there’s a much darker business experts say it could be bringing along with it.

  Jordan Reflects on ‘91 All-Star Game and Looks to Bring Same Energy in 2019

Michael Jordan has checked a lot of accolades off the list throughout his career, and now he gets to check off another - hosting the NBA All-Star game as a franchise owner.

  NBA All-Star game is about more than just basketball

You should know that the NBA All-Star game isn’t just about the big-time athletes, the celebrities, or even the parties that will be hosted in honor of the special event. This game essential impacts our community in a very special way and we’re not talking about the business side of things like an e

Hornets Miles Bridges ready for dunk contest

Hornets rookie Miles Bridges has been putting on a show for fans with some of the best dunks in the NBA this season, but now he’s ready to show off on an even bigger stage.