The history of the Charlotte Hornets is one of the more confusing in professional sports. Originally founded in 1988 as the Charlotte Hornets, the franchise played in North Carolina until 2002 when they moved to New Orleans to become the New Orleans Hornets. Then, in 2004 a new franchise was established in Charlotte called the Bobcats. The Bobcats played under that name in Charlotte while the Hornets remained the name of the New Orleans team until 2013 when New Orleans renamed themselves the Pelicans. This freed Charlotte up to reclaim the Hornets name and, as part of the deal, the history of the franchise from 1988-2002.
So, that could have made this lineup somewhat complicated, but with the history of the franchise belonging to the modern Charlotte Hornets it ended up being fairly straightforward. We picked players from the Charlotte Hornets circa 1988-2002, the Bobcats from 2004-2013 and the current Hornets from 2013 on.
The 1990s were a good time for the Hornets with star players like Glen Rice, Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues and Larry Johnson. The Bobcats era was less successful, despite the post play of Emeka Okafor and the emergence of star Gerald Wallace. These days, the team relies on superstar Kemba Walker, who keeps improving year over year.
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