Charlotte Bobcats http://wfae.org en Al Jefferson Is First Bobcat, Er, Fifth Hornet To Make All-NBA Team http://wfae.org/post/al-jefferson-first-bobcat-er-fifth-hornet-make-all-nba-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson on Wednesday became the fifth player in Charlotte's NBA history to make an All-NBA team. That stat is an example of why the used-to-be Bobcats wanted to get more than just the Hornets name back – they also wanted the Hornets' history.</p><p>Sure, this is kind of technical, but it's a big deal for Charlotte sports history. When the Hornets left for New Orleans, they took all their stats and records with them – Charlotte no longer got to claim any of that history.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:18:02 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52291 at http://wfae.org Al Jefferson Is First Bobcat, Er, Fifth Hornet To Make All-NBA Team It's Official: The Buzz Is Back http://wfae.org/post/its-official-buzz-back <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">After 12 years away, the Hornets name has officially returned to Charlotte. The city's NBA team finalized its name-change from the Bobcats to the Hornets Tuesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:17:10 +0000 Nick de la Canal 51380 at http://wfae.org It's Official: The Buzz Is Back Goodbye, Bobcats. Now, Bring On The Hornets http://wfae.org/post/goodbye-bobcats-now-bring-hornets <p>The Charlotte Bobcats were swept out of the playoffs this week, but Coach Steve Clifford says the team achieved something this season it hasn’t had for a long time: relevancy.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:38:11 +0000 Michael Tomsic 50051 at http://wfae.org Goodbye, Bobcats. Now, Bring On The Hornets Bobcats 'Re-energized' As Playoffs Begin http://wfae.org/post/bobcats-re-energized-playoffs-begin <p>The playoffs begin Sunday afternoon in Miami for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. It’s only the second time in the team’s history they’ve made it to the playoffs. Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts says he and his teammates are re-energized.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:50:32 +0000 David Boraks 49340 at http://wfae.org Bobcats Should Be Happy With Progress Regardless Of What Happens In Playoffs http://wfae.org/post/bobcats-should-be-happy-progress-regardless-what-happens-playoffs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Bobcats wrapped up their regular season on Wednesday, and on Sunday they head to Miami to take on the Heat in the playoffs. The Bobcats have not beat the Miami Heat since </span>LeBron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> James joined the team. While their chances of winning this series might not be great, Charlotte Observer sports columnist Tom Sorensen says the team made huge improvements this season and are headed in the right direction. Tom Sorensen joined us this morning, and talked about some of the decisions the team made at the beginning of the season that led to success this year.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:49:45 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 49239 at http://wfae.org Bobcats Should Be Happy With Progress Regardless Of What Happens In Playoffs OT Win Puts Bobcats In NBA Playoffs http://wfae.org/post/ot-win-puts-bobcats-nba-playoffs <p>The Charlotte Bobcats are in the NBA playoffs for only the second time in their 10-year history. It took an overtime victory in Cleveland last night.&nbsp; Al Jefferson scored 24 points, including seven in overtime, as the Bobcats beat the Cavaliers, 96 to 94. The win pushed the Bobcats over the 500 mark, with 39 wins and 38 losses. They’re now in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Playoff tickets go on sale Monday at 10am.</p><p><strong>MAN CHARGED WITH WEST CHARLOTTE MURDER</strong></p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:32:40 +0000 David Boraks 48443 at http://wfae.org NBA Commissioner: Bobcats' Arena Needs Upgrades To Host All-Star Game http://wfae.org/post/nba-commissioner-bobcats-arena-needs-upgrades-host-all-star-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Great news for Charlotte basketball fans, but not necessarily for Charlotte taxpayers: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he’d love for the city to host an All-Star game. But he says the Charlotte Bobcats’ arena needs an upgrade first, and that’s where taxpayers come in.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:37:21 +0000 Michael Tomsic 47620 at http://wfae.org NBA Commissioner: Bobcats' Arena Needs Upgrades To Host All-Star Game The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/business-bringing-hornets-back-charlotte <p>After 12 years away, one of Charlotte's most beloved brands is coming home. Next season, Charlotte's NBA team will once again take the court as the Hornets. The Bobcats announced the change last summer, and the organization is taking about a year and a half to transition. WFAE's Michael Tomsic reports on the business of bringing the Hornets back.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:59:34 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45480 at http://wfae.org The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte Bobcats Unveil Future Hornets Logo http://wfae.org/post/bobcats-unveil-future-hornets-logo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Bobcats have unveiled a new logo for their planned renaming as the Charlotte Hornets next year. It’s teal and purple, with lots of sharp lines, a pointed stinger and piercing eyes.</span></p><p>Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the team’s new visual branding at halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz.&nbsp; The Bobcats will bring back the city’s old NBA team name in the 2014-15 season.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:52:37 +0000 David Boraks 41625 at http://wfae.org Bobcats Unveil Future Hornets Logo A Preview Of The Bobcats' Season With Tom Sorensen http://wfae.org/post/preview-bobcats-season-tom-sorensen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Bobcats regular season gets kicked off on October 30</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and the team is looking again to rebound from a disappointing year. This is also the last year before the team reclaims their name as the Hornets, and they are hoping that some new player and coaching additions mean success in their last year as the Bobcats. Tom Sorensen, sports columnist for the Charlotte Observer joined me in studio with a look ahead at the upcoming season.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:06:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 37321 at http://wfae.org A Preview Of The Bobcats' Season With Tom Sorensen