By G Moniy
HHV Sports Contributing Writer
Hornets fans are going to hate this stat, Charlotte would be 24-7, this season if they closed their games out. No question, the Hornets are good, but they love screwing themselves over. There is nothing stopping the Hornets from being an elite team besides themselves.
Given their inconsistent play, Charlotte is probably going to win around 45 games and lose in the first round of the playoffs again. Looking at the late leads they blow, this is the life they choose to live. Yeah, there have been injuries, but injuries aren’t just a Charlotte thing.
The media always overlooks the Charlotte Hornets because they never finish. Then, the outlets who do cover the Hornets say Kemba Walker needs some help. Well, the truth is that Kemba Walker is good enough to do it on his own and the Hornets are, too, but they don’t and another superstar wouldn’t change that.
Steve Clifford is probably turned up on the Hornets, right now, but they could have beat Brooklyn and they should have. Jeremy Lin is the new face of that team and he was Kemba’s backup, last season. Losses like these are why the mainstream sports media overlooks the Hornets and why those who do say they don’t have a superstar, because Kemba, as big as he can be, hasn’t shown the world his “Kobe gene” yet, and might never show it.
It’s tough, but so is life, the Hornets lost a close game that they led by double digits, 120-118, to the Nets. Shouts out to Randy Foye on making that shot. The lottery-bound Nets improved to 8-22 on the season and the good news is that Charlotte remains top four in the East, but could be top four in the whole NBA.
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