Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
Basketball Team
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Charlotte Hornets

1988 Charlotte


When the NBA announced in 1985 that it was considering a four-franchise expansion, North Carolina businessman George Shinn announced his intention to create a franchise based in Charlotte. In that state, college basketball, the same basketball that would lead Michael Jordan to glory years later, was a highlight. But even with this starting point, it didn't seem possible that this small city could sustain a franchise of NBA stature. Early years ...
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