Top 5 Shooting Guards in Charlotte Hornets history

Charlotte Hornets Dell Curry. Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Charlotte Hornets Dell Curry. Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport /
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Dell Curry (1988-1998)

Dell Curry may not have been the greatest player to have played shooting guard for the Hornets, but he is the greatest Hornets shooting guard.

Curry spent a decade with the Hornets, joining the team during the 1988 NBA expansion draft. He made his mark as a sixth man, bringing home the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in the 1994 season. To date, Curry is the lone Charlotte player to win the award. From the 1991-92 season through the 1994-95 season, Curry posted the four highest-scoring seasons ever for a Charlotte sixth man.

His impact in Charlotte also extends beyond the court. In 1995, he and his now ex-wife Sonya Curry founded a school in nearby Huntersville, North Carolina. A few years later, Curry founded the Dell Curry Foundation, providing mentorship and counseling to those in need.

In one of the more memorable publicity stunts in Charlotte history, Curry and teammate Muggsy Bogues appeared in a minor league baseball game with the Gastonia Rangers in 1991.

His involvement in Charlotte and with the Hornets continues to this day, as he currently serves as the color commentator for Hornets games alongside play-by-play announcer Eric Collins.

Including both regular season and postseason, Curry finished with his Charlotte career with averages of 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 726 games for the Hornets.