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NEWS/VIDEO: Bye Bye Bobcats, Hello Hornets! [KingpinTV.net]


The Charlotte Bobcats and owner Michael Jordan unveiled the new logo that will be featured on their uniforms and merchandise next season when the franchise returns to the nickname of the Hornets.

Jordan was joined during a ceremony at halftime of their game against the Jazz on Saturday night by Mugsy Bogues, Rex Chapman, Dell Curry and Kelly Tripucka, who were among the players for the original Charlotte franchise between 1988 and 2002.


The club also announced that the team colors would resemble the teal and purple worn by the original franchise and that Hugo the Hornet would return as the mascot.


 “Tonight is a special night for all the fans in the Carolinas,” Jordan said during the ceremony. “You asked and we delivered.”


The logo features a hornet in a vertical position with piercing eyes, expanded wings, raised antenae and a pointed stinger that protrudes from a torso that includes a basketball in the design. “Charlotte Hornets” is emblazoned horizontally across the image.


“As we looked at the old logo, we realized we had to refresh it but respect the legacy that was here,” said Fred Whitfield, Charlotte’s chief operating officer. “There’s more fierceness in the face of this Hornet. And they are very protective of their territory, which is what we want this team to be about.


“We developed a logo that physically depicted the characteristics and DNA of the type of team we want on the court.”


The original Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans after the 2001-02 season but decided to change the franchise nickname to Pelicans, the state bird of Louisiana, starting this season. Charlotte was awarded an expansion franchise again in 2004, when they became the Bobcats.

(LA Times)


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NEWS/VIDEO: Shoppers Go Crazy For New Air Jordans! [KingpinTV.net]

It never fails.

People can’t seem to get enough of the Jordan brand.

Shoppers in Ohio created quite the scene to get their hands on the new “Air Jordan Concord 12″

Quietly somewhere in Charlotte his Airness is counting his money and puffing on a cigar.

Please excuse the sound quality.

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NEWS: Michael Jordan Has Reverse Vasectomy! [KingpinTV.net]

Back in April, Michael Jordan married fiancee Yviette Prieto, which was noteworthy largely because of Jordan’s rumored playboy lifestyle. One of those longtime rumors was that Jordan got a vasectomy after the dissolution of his marriage with his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. Well, Jordan has three adult children, but apparently he may not be done raising kids — and we’re not talking about the young Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) roster. Jordan has reversed his vasectomy because Prieto wants to have children, according to Gossip Extra. “That was part of the deal of them getting married,” said a Gossip Extra source. “Yvette was pretty adamant about having children with Mike. He had the vasectomy as his first marriage ended.” For the record, Jordan’s spokesperson has already denied Jordan ever had a vasectomy in the first place, according to Gossip Extra. However, the spokesperson would not comment on the couple’s future plans for a family.


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NEWS: Michael Jordan Officially Married! [KingpinTV*net]

Michael Jordan married his girlfriend of five years, Yvette Prieto, Saturday in a jaw-dropping 40,000 square foot tent.

According to local realtors Jeff and Cary Lichtenstein, the couple’s venue was the “largest tent in wedding history,” and is actually 5,000 square feet larger than their home.

The Charlotte Bobcats owner exchanged vows with 35-year-old former model Yvette Prieto on Saturday in Palm Beach, Fla., Jordan’s manager Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press Sunday.

The wedding took place at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea with nearly 300 guests in attendance, including Tiger Woods, Patrick Ewing, Spike Lee and Ahmad Rashad.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla., a luxurious private golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus. Jordan, 50, owns a home near the course.

There were fireworks at night as part of the celebration.

In lieu of wedding gifts, donations were made to the James R. Jordan Foundation. The wedding flowers were donated to the Jupiter Medical Center.

The six-time NBA champion and Prieto met five years ago and were engaged last December.

Prieto wore a French silk voile corseted sheer sheath gown by J’Aton Couture, in an ecru palette with accents of flesh tones, with handmade silk lace created especially for her, and enhanced with Swarovski crystals. The gown featured French seamed crinoline borders, which cascaded into a dramatic cathedral train finished in the lace, with accents of a peacock-feathered design.

The entertainment included DJ MC Lyte, singers K’Jon, Robin Thicke and Grammy-Award winner Usher and The Source, an 18-piece band.

The guests were served an all-white, seven-layer white rum wedding cake that was covered in white fondant and sugar crystals, and adorned with crystal brooches and the couples’ monogram on the top layer.

Jordan and Prieto got engaged in 2011 after dating for three years. Jordan was previously married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006.

(AP, Huffington Post)

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NEWS: Javaris Crittenton Officially Indicted On Murder Charges! [KingpinTV*net]

From humble beginnings as a child in Atlanta Georgia, to starring at Georgia Tech & making it to the NBA, Javaris Crittenton seemed destined to make it big. Things have changed for the former Georgia State “Mr Basketball” and member of “Future Business Leaders of America”

Crittenton was indicted on murder charges along with his cousin in a case officials call a gang-related shooting that took place Atlanta in 2011.

No trial date has been set.

Crittenton, 25, and Douglas Gamble heard of 12-count indictment in Atlanta’s Fulton County District Court. Officers allege Crittenton fired a gun that killed a mother of two, Julian Jones, who was walking in a group of people. Officials suspect the incident was retaliatory, citing Crittenton as the victim of a robbery during which he had $50,000 of jewelry stolen.

Crittenton’s last stint in the NBA was with the Charlotte Bobcats. He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and played for the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards.

He is well known for a Christmas Eve 2009 incident in which he and teammate Gilbert Arenas drew guns on each other in the Wizards’ locker room during an argument over gambling debts

(Toronto Sun)

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OPINION: Karma Has Come Back To Bite Michael Jordan [TekniqueTheKingpin*com]

Karma: Hindu philosophy: The belief that all of your actions will have equal reprecussions, affecting you. In other words “‘what goes around comes around”

Michael Jordan. The man, the myth, the legend. Arguably the greatest to ever play in the NBA (My pops would say otherwise R.I.P) I’m not going to start on or list his accomplishments…..YOU ALREADY KNOW. In fact you are probably wearing his sneakers as you read this.

This post in no way shape or form trying to rip MJ. I’m one of his biggest fans. I’m just saying that no matter who you are karma will always find you.

In the 1995–96 season, the Chicago Bulls set an NBA record by becoming the first team to win 70 regular season games. They finished the season with a record of 72–10 and would go on to defeat the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1996 NBA Finals.

In Michael’s  first full season since returning to the NBA, Jordan won his eighth scoring title to break Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven and also came away with a triple crown of awards: the MVP awards for the regular season, All-Star Game and NBA Finals. The Bulls improved 25 games from the previous year’s 47–35 record to their all-time record 72 regular season wins. In addition, they would go on to set another regular season landmark by becoming the fastest team to 41 wins; by going 41–3 before losing their 4th game that year, which was also a record once held by the 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers, who got off to a 39–3 start. They would win 33 road games, setting yet another NBA record. They also had a 39–2 home record, which was one win shy of tying the Boston Celtics for best home record in history. For these reasons, many fans and media members regard the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls to be the greatest NBA team of all time.

Hard to top that right? An 878 winning percentage. That is called being on top of the world.

After MJ’s playing days ended, he dabbled in some business ventures and becoming an executive within the NBA. The latter had mixed results. We all knew MJ was going to the hall of fame. It was only a matter of when. Upon induction he dropped this gem of a speech:

The speech was generally taken as “a bully tripping nerds with lunch trays in the school cafeteria” or “MJ just showing his competitive drive”

I personally felt that Michael was still trying to settle scores, even after being introduced as the greatest ever, which was echoed by another Hall of Famer.

Fast forward to February 27, 2010 Michael Jordan purchased the Charlotte Bobcats to become the first former player to own an NBA franchise

The 2011–12 season began for the Bobcats with a 101-86 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in their home opener but wins would be hard to come by after that. In the lockout-shortened season the Bobcats struggled and posted an NBA-worst record of 7-59, losing their last 23 games of the season. In a nationally televised game against the New York Knicks the Bobcats recorded yet another loss as their win percentage dropped to .106, setting a new record for the worst season by an NBA team in history. Their 23-game losing streak is a franchise record, which broke their previous record of 16 that was set earlier in the year.

Hard to top that right? A 106 winning percentage. This is called being at the bottom of the barrell

Michael in short has gone from being the greatest player on the greatest team ever assembled to the owner of the worst team ever assembled. This is why in my personal opinion, Karma has come back to bite Michael Jordan. Next up…..the NBA draft lottery


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