Miles Bridges reacts to nearing a franchise legend's Hornets record

On Saturday, Bridges moved closer to breaking a Hornets legend's record.
Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges, Charlotte Hornets / Jared C. Tilton/GettyImages

It has been a difficult season for the Charlotte Hornets. The team has suffered through a myriad of injuries to several key rotation players and has struggled to build consistency.

But despite what has been an overall disappointing season in Charlotte, several players have put up terrific individual performances. LaMelo Ball has of course been the Hornets' best player when healthy, but Miles Bridges has put together a very solid campaign this year as well.

On Saturday against the 76ers, Bridges knocked down five of his 10 three-point attempts, giving him a grand total of 500 for his career. In doing so, he officially surpassed Nic Batum on the Hornets' all-time leaderboard for three-pointers made, and put himself just nine three-pointers behind passing Glen Rice as well.

When told in the postgame press conference that he was right behind Rice on Charlotte's all-time list for three-pointers, Bridges expressed his gratitude to be mentioned with one of the Hornets' all-time greats.

Miles Bridges was honored to be mentioned with Glen Rice

Bridges had a visible reaction at the mention of Glen Rice's name. As he would explain, this was because he and Rice both hail from Flint, Michigan, and he clearly feels a connection to one of his hometown heroes.

The sixth-leading scorer in Hornets history, Rice accomplished a lot in Charlotte, something Miles is well aware of. "He's such a legend here," said Bridges. "I haven't done half the stuff that he's done, so that's a great honor for sure. Hopefully I'll pass him soon."

With any luck, Bridges should be doing just that in short order. He is knocking down an average of 2.3 threes per game this season, so the numbers suggest he could pass Glen Rice against the Utah Jazz next Saturday.

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