The 10 Greatest Hornets to Wear The Teal and Purple

August 12th, 2010 by Matt Ravida Leave a reply »
The Charlotte Hornets were founded back in 1988. They struggled at first, like many expansion teams do.

So, in order for any expansion team to get better is to start through the drafts.The Hornets had the fifth overall pick in 1990, the first overall pick in 1991, and the second overall pick in 1992

They used those three picks to draft Kendall Gill, Larry Johnson, and Alonzo Mourning. The team looked very promising with those three players on their roster and already having Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry on the roster.

But, like nowadays, expanions teams and low market teams do not not go hand in hand with top notch players.

So what happened?

Those three left or were traded after a few season of success. And incame a new crop of players: Glen Rice and Vlade Divac to name a few.

Then in the late 1990's and early 2000's the new crop of players came along. Baron Davis, Derrick Coleman, P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn all made their Hornets debuts.

Then once again those payers became all-stars and they were again packing their bags and off into a new direction.

The Hornets were left with nothi ...

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