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Charlotte basketball history has featured many players. At The Hive decided to put together the ultimate team.

The Charlotte Hornets franchise has had a lot of ups and downs...well, mainly downs in their latest instalment, but it's hard to forget about those early days in the 90's when the Hornets made purple and teal the coolest thing around. As a result of having a franchise taken away, and then revived, there have been all kinds of different players to make their way through Charlotte over the years. Some good, some bad. Some memorable, and and some notorious. We all have our reasons for why we remember certain players over others whether it's cause they were just that fun, or maybe they were just that bad. Either way, we all have our own story about why certain players stick in our mind more than others.

That's why, those of us here at At The Hive wanted to put together the ultimate Charlotte basketball team. Except, this has nothing to do with the greatest players to play in the city. This is our own personal preferences, and reasoning, for why we wanted these guys on our ultimate team. If someone wanted to just go with the best players to ever don a Hornets, or Bobcats, uniform then they could do that, but if someone else wanted 12 players of nothing but their favorites then that was okay too.

The rules for this are simple. Everybody that wanted to participated picked a starter, and a backup, for each position. They then were allowed to make two wildcard picks to round out a 12 man ultimate Charlotte roster. The requirements for the team were that the credentials for the players picked could only be Charlotte credentials. So if someone picked Baron Davis then they were only allowed to talk about Baron Davis for the three years he was in Charlotte. His time as a member of the Warriors, or in New Orleans, will not be considered.

Besides that? The staff was allowed to pick anybody for any reason they chose. Want Byron Mullens on the team, because masochism is the way some sports fans fine joy? Well first you may want to talk to someone about that, and second that's perfectly okay! No seriously though. If anybody picked Byron Mullens they got fired on the spot.

Anyways, on to the ultimate teams! As the week goes on these will all be accompanied by roundtables for each position, and the wildcards. Just remember to not take any of this too seriously. It is all in good fun after all.

Chris Barnewall - (@ChrisBarnewall)

PG - Baron Davis, Kemba Walker

SG - Dell Curry, Jason Richardson

SF - Jamal Mashburn, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF - Josh McRoberts, Anthony Mason

C - Alonzo Mourning, Al Jefferson

Wildcard - Emeka Okafor, Gerald Wallace

Corey McPherron's Squad of Odd (@CoreyMcPherron)

PG- Kemba Walker, Raymond Felton

SG- Stephen Jackson, Jason Richardson

SF- Gerald Wallace, Corey Maggette

PF- Tyrus Thomas, Vlad Radmanovic

C- DeSagna Diop, Bismack Biyombo

Wildcard - Jamario Moon, Hakim Warrick

Frank Berndt (@MullensMafia)

PG - Mugsy Bouges, Baron Davis

SG - Jason Richardson, Dell Curry

SF - Glen Rice, Gerald Wallace

PF - Larry Johnson, Anthony Mason

C - Alonzo Mourning, Emeka Okafor

Wildcard - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Byron Mullens

Doug Branson - (@HiveTalkLive)

PG - Baron Davis, Muggsy Bogues

SG - Dell Curry, Stephen Jackson

SF - Glen Rice, Gerald Wallace

PF - Anthony Mason, Larry Johnson

C - Alonzo Mourning, Bismack Biyombo

Wildcard - Al Jefferson, Jamal Mashburn


Nick Denning - (@nickdenning)

PG - Baron Davis, Kemba Walker

SG - Dell Curry, David Wesley

SF - Jamal Mashburn, Gerald Wallace

PF - Larry Johnson, Emeka Okafor (even though he was always more of a center)

C - Alonzo Mourning, Al Jefferson

Wildcards - Jason Richardson, Stephen Jackson

TUCKER'S SUPER GOOD TEAM

PG - Muggsy Bogues, Kemba Walker

SG - Glen Rice, Dell Curry

SF - Larry Johnson, Gerald Wallace

PF - Alonzo Mourning, Emeka Okafor

C - Al Jefferson, Vlade Divac

Wildcard - Baron Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Josh's Awesome Team (@HoopPlusTheHarm)

PG - Baron Davis, Muggsy Bogues

SG - Glen Rice, Dell Curry

SF - Jamal Mashburn, Gerald Wallace

PF - Larry Johnson, Emeka Okafor

C - Alonzo Mourning, Al Jefferson

Wildcard - Anthony Mason, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Austin's Team (@apete1993)

PG - Baron Davis, Mugsy Bogues

SG - Kendall Gill, Dell Curry

SF - Gerald Wallace, Matt Carroll

PF - Larry Johnson, Anthony Mason

C - Alonzo Mourning, DeSagana Diop

Wildcard - Bryce Drew, Hersey Hawkins

Davis' Team (@DWJRM)

PG - Baron Davis, Muggsy Bogues

SG - Dell Curry, David Wesley

SF - Glen Rice, Gerald Wallace

PF - Larry Johnson, Anthony Mason

C - Alonzo Mourning, Al Jefferson

Wildcard - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Emeka Okafor

Russell's Team (@rvarner)

PG - Baron Davis, Kemba Walker

SG - Glen Rice, Dell Curry

SF - Jamal Mashburn, Gerald Wallace

PF - Larry Johnson, Emeka Okafor

C - Alonzo Mourning, Al Jefferson

Wildcard - Muggsy Bogues, Jason Richardson

Up next: The ultimate point guards