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Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

LeBron James and his Miami Heat teammates seek their third title in a row and fourth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals starting with their playoff opener Sunday against Charlotte.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA approves Hornets name returning to Charlotte

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Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Harden gets triple double as Rockets beat Bobcats

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball in front of Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Houston. The Rockets won 109-95. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets’ 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Harris, Smith lead Hawks past Bobcats

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Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 113-90 on Thursday night to hand the Bobcats their 10th straight defeat.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Jordan: I’m committed to Bobcats for long haul

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FILE - In this June 18, 1996, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan, left, receives the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player trophy from Commissioner David Stern during a ceremony in Chicago. The Bulls defeated the Seattle SuperSonics June 16 to win the basketball title. Stern announced during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, that he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett, File)

Michael Jordan could no longer hide his frustration midway through the Bobcats’ dismal season last year. Not wanting anyone to see how angry he was, Charlotte’s owner moved from his seat at the end of the team’s bench to his more secluded luxury suite high above the court.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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