NBA Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets’ All-Time Starting Lineup

Constructing The Hornets' All-Time Starting Five

Constructing The Hornets' All-Time Starting Five
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Professional basketball has a rich history in Charlotte, a history that the organization is now trying to revive by re-branding the Bobcats with the Hornets moniker. Looking at the history of basketball in the city, these are the best players at each position to play in Charlotte. He won’t make the list, but Adam Morrison holds every spot on this list in my heart.

PG: Muggsy Bogues

PG: Muggsy Bogues
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PG: Muggsy Bogues

PG: Muggsy Bogues
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His height elevated him to legendary status, but Bogues was also a phenomenal point guard during his tenure in Charlotte. From 1989-1995, Bogues put up 9.5 points, 9.3 assists, 3.2 boards and 1.8 steals per game. With his production and iconic status, Bogues is a shoe-in for the Hornets’ starting-five.

SG: Dell Curry

SG: Dell Curry
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SG: Dell Curry

SG: Dell Curry
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Shooting guard hasn’t exactly been a position of strength in Charlotte, but Dell Curry was as solid as they come. From 1991-1997, Curry put up 15.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting a phenomenal 41.1 percent from three. There’s no question that Dell was a fantastic two-guard and no question where Stephen Curry learned to shoot the rock.

SF: Gerald Wallace

SF: Gerald Wallace
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SF: Gerald Wallace

SF: Gerald Wallace
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An argument could be made to have Glen Rice here, but Gerald Wallace spent more time in Charlotte and was every bit as valuable. During his peak from 2006-10, Wallace put up 18 points, 7.9 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals and one block per game on 47.9 percent shooting. During his prime with the Bobcats, there aren’t many players who were better rounded than Wallace.

PF: Larry Johnson

PF: Larry Johnson
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PF: Larry Johnson

PF: Larry Johnson
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Larry Johnson was a revelation he moment he set foot in the NBA. The undersized four spent his first five years in Charlotte, putting up 19.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on 49.6 percent shooting. How would Grandmama not make this list?

C: Alonzo Mourning

C: Alonzo Mourning
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C: Alonzo Mourning

C: Alonzo Mourning
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Zo spent only his first three seasons in Charlotte, but he was a force in that time. The big man put up 21.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.2 percent overall with the Hornets. He went on to more prominence, but his beginning in the NBA for the Hornets was undoubtedly memorable.