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Dirk Nowitzki Shows That He Tops the List of Classless NBA Players

November 18th, 2010
In a hardfought, back-and-forth game last night, the New Orleans Hornets avenged their sole loss of the season by beating the Dallas Mavericks, 99-97. It was fitting that the Hornets sealed the game by stealing the ball from the Mavs' low-class player, Dirk Nowitzki. If you did not see the ...

The New Orleans Hornets’ Jason Smith: Is He the Next Dirk Nowitzki?

November 15th, 2010
Most Hornets fans probably scratched their heads and let out a “duh, who is dat” when the Hornets announced that they had acquired Jason Smith in a four player deal. Smith was acquired from Philadelphia in September, along with backup point guard Willie Green in exchange for Darius Songaila and ...

Performance Enhancers: The Reason For The Hornets Surprising Start

November 10th, 2010
The New Orleans Hornets have started the 2010-2011 season with a startling 7-0 record. This is even more surprising considering how poorly the team looked in the preseason. Granted, some of these victories have been against sub-par teams. The Hornets have beaten the Bucks twice and the hapless Clippers once.  ...

The Failed Devin Brown Trade: Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic

December 30th, 2009
Because of the wildly popular movie by the same, most readers know that the Titanic was a supposedly unsinkable ship that sank suddenly in 1912 with most of its passengers. If an activity is compared to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, it means that it will have no effect on ...

The All-Time NBA “Short People” Team

December 21st, 2009
In this slideshow, I rate the best "short people" to play in their positions in the NBA. Being a one-time 5' 10" power forward myself, I have a very soft spot in my heart for players considered too short for their position. My claim to fame was ...

Evaluating the Tyson Chandler-Emeka Okafor Trade After 20-Plus Games

December 19th, 2009
When the Tyson Chandler-for-Emeka Okafor trade was completed last year, most basketball analysts proclaimed that the trade was a wash. Not so for the fans. There were fans of both teams who did not like the trade. I read numerous comments from Bobcat fans that essentially said that their owner was dumping their ...

Marcus Thornton / Darren Collison: Rookie Backcourt Of The Year

November 28th, 2009
Let's go back to the 2009 NBA Draft. The first backcourt player taken was shooting guard James Harden, drafted third overall by the Thunder. The next pick was Memphis combo guard Tyreke Evans who went to the Kings. Immediately after Evans, the Timberwolves selected Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio.  ...

Tic Tac Toe: The Improbable New Orleans Hornets Have Won Three in a Row

November 22nd, 2009
In an unlikely turn of events, the New Orleans Hornets have won their third game in a row by defeating the Atlanta Hawks, 96-86, Saturday night in the Hive. Coming into this game, the Southwest Division leading Hawks had the best record in the NBA. This is the second ...

Five Things the Hornets’ Win Over the LA Clippers Reveals

November 18th, 2009
Although ESPN predicted a New Orleans victory over the LA Clippers last night, I must admit that I was not extremely confident.  The first two games of the Jeff Bower era did not look much different then the last few games of the Byron Scott era. Poor defense against Portland ...

New Orleans Hornets Fire Coach Byron Scott: Jeff Bower To Take Over

November 12th, 2009
In a not very surprising move, the New Orleans Hornets have fired sixth-year Head Coach Byron Scott. Oh how the mighty have fallen! As recent as January 2009, the Hornets were ranked as high as third in NBA power rankings. The Hornets have looked liked tired old men in winning only ...