Designer Alexander Julian and Kelly Tripucka show off the original Hornets uni in 1988.
New scoreboard at new Charlotte Coliseum after falling to the floor in a 1988 photo taken by Jeep Hunter
Opening Night 11/9/88 Starting lineups were announced
The cover of the Charlotte Hornets 1989-90 Media Guide, A picture of the attendance championship banner for the 88-89 season.
Everybody in the NBA world, from MJ to Magic, came to Charlotte for the 1991 NBA All-Star Weekend
Hornets Draft LJ 1991
Hornets Draft Zo 1992
Larry Johnson 1992 Slam Dunk Contest
LJ, Muggsy and Mourning (The Big 3) 1993
Alonzo Mourning Scores 33 Points vs Celtics (1993 R1 G4) + Game Winner
Charlotte Hornets stars Muggsy Bogues, from left, Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning, a mural was painted of them on an uptown wall in 1995
Vlade Divac and Anthony Mason lean on a fence during a 1996 SI
Glen Rice 1997 MVP NBA All-Star Game
Ric Flair before a game against the Supersonics in 1998
Master P’s short stint on the Hornets in 1999
Hornets Draft Baron Davis 1999
Bobby Phills jersey is retired
Edlen Campbell, Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason Rd. 1 Playoffs in 2000
Hugo brings out a Buck Head on a plaque at halftime of a game during the Bucks v Hornets playoff series 2001
Charlotte fans in 2002.
Hugo, shown here in 2002
David Stern (red tie) poses for a picture with BET founder Robert Johnson (M), Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory, and young children during a street party for the unveiling of the Charlotte Bobcats expansion NBA team on June 11, 2003
July 2003 ground breaking of Time Warner Cable Arena
Gerald Wallace 2004
Emeka Okafor was named the 2004-05 NBA got milk? Rookie of the Year
Rolling Stone Concert. first event in Time Warner Cable Arena 2005
president Fred Whitfield, majority owner Bob Johnson, managing partner Michael Jordan and executive vice president Bernie Bickerstaff (left-right) pose for a photo with the new head coach for the Bobcats Sam Vincent (center) at the Charlotte Bobcats arena on Friday, May 25, 2007
Charlotte Coliseum demolition in June 2007
Michael brings on Larry Brown 2008
Jordan becomes majority owner 2010
Bobcats make playoffs. Get Swept by Magic 2010
Fans begin campaign to get Hornets name back to Charlotte
Kemba picked No. 9 2011
The Bobcats win 7 games in 2011-12 season
New Orleans Hornets get #1 Draft pick, Bobcats get 2nd 2012
Jordan announced in May 2013 that the team had filed an application to the NBA to change its name to the Charlotte Hornets, beginning in the 2014-15 season.
Bobcats get swept by Miami in Playoffs (RD 1) 2013-14 season
MAY 20, 2014 – After 12 years, the Charlotte Hornets name has officially returned to the Charlotte
Kemba Walker hits 3-pointer to force overtime and OT game-winner to push Hornets past Bucks in first return of the Hornets name. 2014
Hornets win their first playoff game in 14 years but lose the series 4-3 to the Miami Heat in 2015-16 season
Kemba Walker passed Dell Curry at the top of the Hornets’ all-time scoring list. 2018
Kemba Walker becomes 3 time all-star as Charlotte hosts the 2019 NBA-All-Star week
Kemba is traded to the Celtics.
A new age of Hornets youth takes over. Contracts of veterans begin to be bought out or expire as the Hornets finally commit to rebuilding with a young core. Terry Rozier is received in the Kemba trade from Boston and Devonte Graham has a borderline all-star year filled with surprising story lines from players like Bridges, PJ Washington and Martin twins!