Bruton Smith had a 50-year rivalry with the France family. But on Wednesday afternoon, before 57 NASCAR’s Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots in Charlotte, current NASCAR CEO Brian France spoke positively about Smith and said he deserved to be in the hall of fame.
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?!