Larry Birds comments in that article got me really excited.
"It's just disappointing,'' Bird said. "When I'd go to practices, when he was on, he was by far our best player. And he worked. If you work as hard as he does, you're going to get better. I'm going to miss the kid, no question. And he's growing up. That stuff he pulled in the playoffs, that was out of the blue. But I knew how good Lance was and the value he brought to our team.''
So when Lance was on, he was better than Paul George according to Bird.
“I’m excited about Lance,” Jefferson said in the hall outside the Hornets locker room at the Thomas & Mack Center, where he had shown up to watch Charlotte eliminate New York from the Summer League tournament. “We’re all going to be on the same page as far as defense, and defense dictates the offense.
“But Lance is a playmaker. That’s the reason he led the NBA in triple-doubles last year. He’s got this nastiness about his game that you want on your team. I was really excited to hear he signed with us and he wanted to do that. I think he’s got a lot to prove, and he wants to show people he can be a great superstar in this league.”
I don't have much as I was a young kid (2nd grade) when the Hornets were in Charlotte (during the days of Wesley, Davis, Mashburn, Magloire, Campbell, and Brown).
I do have some things though...
- A stuffed Charlotte Hornets basketball
- A stuffed Hugo doll type thing
- A Charlotte Hornets blanket
- A big Charlotte Hornets toolbox/trunk type thing
- Two Charlotte Hornet hats
- 9 Charlotte Hornet basketball cards (one signed by Kenny Gattison)
- A new Charlotte Hornets shirt with the new logo
What's funny is that I actually have more Bobcats stuff than Hornets stuff because when the Bobcats came to Charlotte I was at that age where everyone thinks they are going to go pro in sports haha.