Charlotte Hornets: All-time starting five, with no teammates allowed

Charlotte Hornets Eddie Jones and Baron Davis. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones /Allsport
Charlotte Hornets Eddie Jones and Baron Davis. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones /Allsport /
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Charlotte Hornets, Alonzo Mourning
Charlotte Hornets Alonzo Mourning. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

Charlotte Hornets all-time starting five – Center: Alonzo Mourning (1992-93)

Stat line: 21.0 PPG / 10.3 RPG / 3.5 BPG

Picking Alonzo Mourning was also one of the easiest picks to make. However, this pick does not intend to show any disrespect to Al Jefferson, as he was a teammate of former point guard pick, Kemba Walker.

Mourning was a force for the Hornets during his three-seasons in Charlotte. As a Hornet, he averaged 21.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game.

When it came to picking Mourning’s best season in Charlotte, I had to go with his rookie season. His rookie season featured similar stats to his following two seasons, but what makes it different is that he played in 78 games.

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The 1992-93 season showed off a lot of Mourning’s dominance in the paint, and how durable of a player he was. This season would also turn out to be his best season as a shot-blocker for the Hornets. Mourning also got the chance to play with Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues, and Dell Curry during that season.

Another aspect of the 1992-93 season that makes it special was Mourning’s clutch game-winner in the first round of the 1993 playoffs against the Boston Celtics. This was easily one of the best moments in franchise history.

Even though the Miami Heat plays a huge part in Alonzo Mourning’s current life, he will always be remembered as the best center in franchise history.