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Ben Swanson

Managing Editor

I write mostly about the Bobcats. I've been a Rufus on Fire member since way back and managing editor since February of 2011. In my past life, I wrote for short stints with Bobcats Baseline and Bobcats.com. I was once a Charlotte Bobcats interactive media intern. Now I am a journalism school student at UNC-Chapel Hill and cover mostly stories about large burritos and SlamBall. Outside of basketball, I mainly make lots of jokes and listen to a lot of music. Inside of a basketball, it's too dark to do any of those things. (c) Groucho Marx

MOST RECENT POSTS

Hornets a "dangerous playoff team", Lowe says

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Zach Lowe's feature on the Hornets signing Lance Stephenson is very positive about their future.

Hornets vs Knicks Summer League thread

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Hey all, I'm at the pool but there's a summer league game about to happen so sorry about the lateness, but here's a place to chat while the game happens!

Stephenson and Hornets excited to begin together

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Lance Stephenson and Rich Cho held a press conference to announce Stephenson signing and to discuss their fit together.

Hornets vs Pelicans Summer League thread

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The Hornets got their first win in Summer League competition led by better scoring across the board. Cody Zeller, assuredly buoyed by the hot sports takes about his first game of the summer, hit...

Lance's controversial past, ethics, and us as fans

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Lance Stephenson's past is impossible to ignore, but the reconciling of history and youth, and our fandom is a difficult intersection we must navigate.

Hornets to sign Stephenson for 3 years $27 million

The Charlotte Hornets made their big offseason splash, cashing in their cap space to upgrade at the wing with Lance Stephenson.

Zeller draws criticism for first SL game

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A fun lesson in contextual quotes and criticism!

Hornets SL game 3: vs Knicks

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Zeller returns to the lineup as Charlotte tries to win its first summer league game. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST

Hairston's 22 leads scoring in sloppy second game

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Charlotte fouled the Kings 39 times, sending Sacramento to the line for 40 free throws. It was not a successful strategy as Charlotte lost their second game of Summer League.

Docs clear Jeff Taylor for basketball activities

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Though he's not all the way back from his Achilles rupture, Taylor has been practicing following doctors clearing him for basketball activities.

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