1. Christine Thomasos of the Christian Post reported that Jeremy Lin leads a bible study with several undisclosed Hornets. Good to see that Jeremy is getting acclimated to Charlotte and building some personal, and even spiritual chemistry with teammates off the court. It's also a bit reminiscent of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's early morning workout collective at Kentucky, the Breakfast Club. Predictions for future player-led group team-builders include: Nicolas Batum's Culinary Class, Spencer Hawes' Speech and Debate Team, and Tyler Hansbrough's Fight Club.
2. Hornets.com says that the team name and logo for the Greensboro-based, Charlotte Hornets D-League team will be revealed on December 29th. And, just in case you're still in the midst of a holiday-induced malaise, that's tomorrow! The official unveiling will take place at approximately 6:45 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
3. Kent Babb of the Washington Post penned a piece on the Hornets own Dell Curry and his relationship with his son, the reigning MVP. In it, Dell talks a lot about them playing H-O-R-S-E, which any basketball fan in their right mind would pay to see, as well as the one secret that makes Stephen Curry such a deadly shooter. Ok, that last one's not totally true, but it's pretty cool to see how close they are, and subsequently hold onto the false hope that one day Steph will want to have a homecoming of his own.
4. Josh Planos also wrote for the Washington Post about Charlotte's offensive rebirth via Nicolas Batum. This has been covered a fair deal, but Planos includes some fancy graphs and sweet vines of some of Nic's better dishes and shots. Always a plus when a Hornet is written about out-of-market!
5. Hornets color analyst Stephanie Ready was included in the Richard Deitsch's 2015 Media Awards article for Sports Illustrated. Ready was mentioned under the "Studs of the Year" for her accomplishment of becoming the NBA's first full-time female game analyst. Great job so far Stephanie!