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Friday , Apr , 16 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Michael Jordan Rejected Allen Iverson Signing

What Larry wants, Larry gets?

Not automatically. Sure, coach Larry Brown holds great sway in sculpting the Charlotte Bobcats’ roster. But he’s not the only voice or the most powerful one.

And he’s been told no. Case in point: Allen Iverson.

“We had a short conversation about him,’’ recalled Bobcats owner Michael Jordan of the high-talent/high-maintenance shooting guard.

Jordan said that for all of Iverson’s ability, he wasn’t the right fit on a young team still establishing an identity. Jordan expressed that to Brown, who accepted Jordan’s judgment. And they all moved on.
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Wednesday , Apr , 14 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Dell Curry Not Allowed to Vote in RoY Ballot

The NBA has taken away Charlotte Bobcats broadcaster Dell Curry's rookie of the year vote because his son is among the leading candidates for the award.

Curry's son, Stephen Curry, is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 assists per game for Golden State. He and Kings guard Tyreke Evans, who is averaging 20.3 points and 5.8 assists, are considered the front-runners to be top rookie.

"Oh, he's voting for Tyreke," Stephen Curry joked after his team's 103-94 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. "That's good for me then. ... Just to be in that conversation is great for me."

NBA spokesman Tim Frank says Dell Curry will be allowed to vote for all the other postseason awards, but the league did not want to put him in an awkward position with the rookie award. 


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Friday , Mar , 19 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Michael Jordan Will Use His Name to Hype Bobcats

“Now that I have invested in this process, I assume his responsibility in terms of putting my face on this organization and obviously trying to move to the next level,” said Jordan, who will buy a home here but remain a resident of Chicago.

“I understand the expectations of the city,” he said. “I understand what they endured obviously when the team left.

“They want to win again. They want to feel good about their basketball team. I’m on board with that. I’m trying to get that feeling back here again.”

Jordan added: “I want this place to be like when we used to come to play, it was the loudest thing. You’d hear that buzzing and all that crazy stuff. I want that same feeling to come back here. And it’s going to take some time. Obviously, it starts on the basketball court. And at the same time, building that relationship back with the community. That’s what I want to do.” 


In Praise of Cap’n Jack
Wednesday , Mar , 17 , 2010 Jesse Andrews

In Praise of Cap’n Jack

It was during Charlotte's crafty ambush of the Magic on Sunday—the second quarter, maybe the third quarter—that Stephen Jackson had A Moment.  He made a shot and thought he was fouled on the elbow.  He backpedaled, jutting his elbow away from him and patting it with his left hand.  The camera followed him.  His expression did not change.  "Jackson wanted the call," droned Mike Breen, or whoever.  Stephen Jackson continued patting himself on the elbow.  The announcers fell into an inky pool of silence.  The producer did not, could not cut away.  No one seemed capable of saying or doing anything.  Pat, pat, pat, pat, pat.  Seconds of time peeled away from our lives, and each one seemed eternal.

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Wednesday , Jun , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

MJ becomes part owner of Bobcats

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - NBA legend and record book rewriter Michael Jordan became a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday. Read More