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Owner Michael Jordan sided with LeBron James in a statement after Donald Trump tweeted about the Los Angeles Lakers‘ star. (Twitter/ @ShamsCharania) In this edition of Buzz City Beat, we look at the Charlotte Hornets‘ unveiling their new “classic” court, Devonte’ Graham learning from Chris Paul, and Tony Parker promising that they will give opponents hell.
Hornets unveil classic court (NBA.com)
The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled the design of the classic court that the team will utilize for “Classic Night” games during the 2018-19 season when the franchise celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the inaugural 1988-89 Hornets season.
Charlotte will use their new “classic” court a minimum of six times throughout the 2018-19 season. The throwback design pays homage to the team’s past and takes pieces from the 1995-97 court and the 1997-2002 court. This is a great way for the franchise to celebrate 30 years of basketball in the Queen City.
Hopefully, they will use the classic court more times than just six because the classic design looks really nice. Along with the throwback court, the Hornets will bring back their throwback white pinstripe uniforms.
Devonte’ Graham looks healthy (Twitter/ @JaxonNBA)
Devonte’ Graham looks fine. Here he is defending Chris Paul pic.twitter.com/ks7OlJit91
— Dylan Jackson (@JaxonNBA) August 2, 2018
Graham went down with a knee injury during summer league and it was announced that he would be out indefinitely. The injury seemed serious at first but after watching the video of Devonte’ working out with Chris Paul, he looks healthy. It looks like he should be good to go for the team’s training camp.
He also posted a few pictures on Instagram and said that he “learned a lot” from one of the best point guards in the NBA today. Working with CP3 should have helped prepare Graham ahead of his rookie season.
Tony Parker promises Charlotte will give opponents “hell” (ClutchPoints.com)
“I signed a two-year contract with Charlotte, and I’m very excited to play that out, It will be this brand new experience for me, with a brand new organization. And if you are looking for a second team to root for, in the East, you know… maybe even give us a look 🙂 I promise we are going to give them hell.”
After taking time to thank the San Antonio Spurs’ fans and the organization, Tony Parker looked forward to the 2018-19 season with Charlotte. He made a promise that the Hornets are going to give opponents hell this year. That’s got to get fans excited about the upcoming season and it shows that TP is still ready to compete even at this stage in his career.
An interesting nugget from Parker’s story is that was the one that went to Gregg Popovich to tell him that it was time for Dejounte Murray to take over as the full-time starting point guard last season. That shows that Tony is willing to take a step back as a star player into a more of a role player type position for a team which includes his role behind Kemba Walker with the Charlotte Hornets.