Happy Friday, Hornets fans! Grab a coffee (or beer), and enjoy the best stories on the Charlotte Hornets from around the web over the last week.
First up, the Observer’s Rick Bonnell wrote up an excellent, well-rounded piece on what Hornets players said in their end-of-season interviews. Al’s staying, says Al. Cody needs surgery. Lance wants to stay. A very good read overall.
Hornets minority owner and former (or current, depending on your age) rap superstar Nelly was arrested earlier this week on drug charges. Yikes.
Then, there was this:
Me, Larry Johnson, and Alonzo Mourning were young upcoming guns in the league. We were feeling ourselves in this game because we were giving it to the Bulls. After this play our Wild oats quickly became shredded wheats! Alonzo had just blocked 2 of the Bulls shots. We started talking smack. I could since MJ getting mad because We were matched up against each other. I didn't give a crap though because I was young, dumb and didn't know any better. MJ back doored me out of the triangle offense and put Zo on his collection of posters. Lol. Moral of this story? Callin out the Devil is one thing. Facing him is another! Never tug on Superman's cape unless you're absolutely ready! Did you hear me Pacman? @nba @nbatv #illini #illinination #illinibasketball #boxing #basketball #boxingaddict #chicagosports #allamerican #maypac #mayweatherpacquioa #allamerican #athlete #hornets #nba #nbastories
Also with the Observer, Scott Fowler answered five of the biggest questions surrounding the Hornets after the season. If you are anti-Steve Clifford, you may not like this one.
And finally, the Charlotte Sun Times aggregated what they feel are the 20 vines that best represent the Hornets’ "tumultuous" season. Good word choice, and a really fun (and sad) post. Highly recommend this one.