The door to the Charlotte Hornets’ future seemed wide open last summer. Then it was slammed shut and triple-locked as the Hornets limped to a 33-49 season that ranks as one of the most discouraging in Charlotte pro basketball history. All sorts of questions loom. Here are five I wonder about.
Stephen Curry should be voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player this season. That's not hometown bias talking. I don't have a vote, but if I did I would vote for Curry even if he hailed from Charlotte, Iowa, rather than Charlotte, N.C.
Every varsity basketball letterman during Dean Smith’s coaching reign at UNC from 1961-97 is getting a letter with a check in it. From Michael Jordan to Phil Ford to James Worthy to Richard Vinroot, they all will receive the same $200.
If it happens, it would rank as one of the most remarkable achievements in college basketball history. Three schools, all of them no more than 30 minutes apart and in the same league, all making the Final Four?!
Davidson men’s basketball coach Bob McKillop heads home to New York for the Atlantic 10 tournament this weekend with one of the best teams he has ever coached. It has fans remembering the Stephen Curry teams and a March of possibilities.
It is inexcusable that NASCAR’s biggest tracks have the power to make their sport safer for the drivers by installing soft walls everywhere, and yet they do not. Kyle Busch paid the price for that Saturday and got knocked out of the Daytona 500 after hitting an unprotected wall.
Jimmie Johnson finished a career-worst 11th in points last season, leading some to whisper that the six-time champion’s best days are behind him. Johnson hopes to revitalize his career – and begin the quest for a seventh championship – in Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Some adults want to win at youth sports so badly they will cheat. In the case of the Chicago Little League baseball team stripped of its American title, those adults have humiliated the very kids they are supposed to be protecting and serving.