Wednesday, December 20, 2006

You heard about it here

The Oklahoman is looking for junior reporters a photographers ages 13-18 for all Oklahoma City home games. Every home game new kids are chosen so many may experience this. Not only do the kids get up close action and the very real possibility of meeting the players, but the story and photos taken will appear on NewsOK.com and the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets website, Hornets.com. I wish I would have done something like this as a child so I pass the information to you for your children.

The Hornets, with a record of 10-13, are struggling at 4th in thier division of 5 teams. They have been plagued with a series of losses that always come in groups and it is during these times that they need our support. Our players need a clear head tonight when they beat The Orlando Magic and end this 3 game losing streak that raised the losses above wins. Thats tonight, 6pm, in Orlando, Florida at the newly renamed Amway Arena.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Peja helping children

We all know that most players have thier own website aside from thier respective team where you can go read thier blogs, see them training solo, or gain thier perspective on the game itself. Peja Stojakovic of the New Orleans Hornets has something a little different. Visit his website at www. Pejastojakovic.com and not only see the ads for his basketball training camps, with Vlade Devac, but also the links for A Majestic Evening of Hope. This is a fundraiser collecting for Peja Stojakovic's Childrens Foundation and The Wheelchair Foundation. It will raise money to send many wheelchairs and medical supplies to Serbia where they will be distributed regardles of race or religion. So if you find yourself in the Fremont California area and have a little extra cash, try to get yourself a ticket through the afore mentioned website. Cash is tight around these times but when others need medical supplies and wheelchairs shipped in from other countries, it lets you know how good most actually have it.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

On the road again

The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets continue thier grueling road schedule, which is par for the course at this point, with thier next 3 games out of town. The Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 6th, the Seattle Supersonics on the 8th, and the Golden State Warriors on the 9th before returning for battle against The Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 11th in Oklahoma City at the Ford Center. They then will travel to New Orleans to play the San Antonio Spurs and The Dallas Mavericks before travelling to Florida for a game against The Miami Heat. It has got to be really hard on the players when even home games are like road games, but they are trying to spread the love to a large fan base. GL Guys!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Where is the sting?

The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets have not faired as well as their football playing comrades this year. Head coach Byron Scott has expressed his dissapointment in the Hornets offensive play this year. Understandable when you consider Peja Stojakovic is out with back spasms and David West not playing due to a forearm strain. The team is currently on a 3 game skid with shooting averages boucing around and below 40%. It cannot be easy when you are switching home town crowds after every road trip, and the Hornets have had their fair share of road life thus far playing 8 of thier 12 games this season away from the Hornets hometowns of Oklahoma City and New Orleans. Ask 20 year old rookie Cedric Simmons about road life and he will recount the comfort levels of the many hotel rooms he has resided in over the past month. Should i feel bad about that? I feel bad that it affects their play more. A team is a team whether the top guys are down or not. Pull it together boys and sting the Chicago Bulls one time for me.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

42 points?!?!

Peja Stojakovic was not his usual self. His shooting has been lacking this season but not after the game against the Bobcat's. Hitting a 30 footer from the right wing at the clock buzzer was just his style that evening. With 50% 3 point shooting the style was good. He soloed the teams first 20 points setting a new team record of 22 points in the first quarter alone. No more losing streak for the mighty mighty Hornets.

Meanwhile the Hornets cheering squad, everyone's favorites, The Honeybees will be holding a Junior Honeybee Dance Clinic on December 9th at the New Orleans Arena for girls ages 5-12. The cost of the day filled with fun is a mere 90 dollars compared to what one receives. A pair of honeybee pom poms, a junior honeybee T-shirt, 3 1/2 hours of dance clinic led by the Honeybees featuring a new routine, and 4 $25 tickets for the December 16th game against The Dallas Mavericks where the new routine will be unveiled before the public for the first time. This deal sounds like a steal with The Hornets and The Honeybees in one great package stuffed with fun for the whole family.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Which Was Your Favorite Quarter?

Hm, in our game against the Indiana Pacers, that would have to be the 4th. I bet Rasual Butler would agree with me, since that was when he got all his points, eleven of them to be exact. Overall, our Hornets put on a balanced attack, but as Emeril would say, we kicked it up a notch late in the game. The Pacers were sitting on a 74-69 lead when we ran off 14 in a row, including a beautiful dunk by Cedric Simmons. When their heads stopped spinning, Indiana was looking at a final score of Hornets 100, Pacers 91.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Lot of Weight on Sophomore Shoulders

Every one of the ten Daily Dime predictions regarding the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on espn.go.com mentioned Chris Paul. And they are expecting a lot. But if anybody can deliver, I think it would be Chris, who earned his Rookie of the Year title last season by being good at...everything. He won't have Speedy Claxton to work with, but Bobby Jackson is a solid replacement. The Hornets have some other nice additions in outside shooter Peja Stojakovic and rebounder Tyson Chandler.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Newbies

With preseason just about over and only 11 days till the Hornets games count for real, the boys are trying to pull together something better than what they have had especially with so many new players and the hectic schedule the team will be carrying this year. After a devastation loss to the Kings on Sunday the 22nd, the guys had to hand out a little payback last night. It was a very close battle but the Hornets leave the preseason with a win. Chris Paul scored 22 points, very good even considering the free throws he missed. How can someone who gets paid to play basketball miss a freethrow?

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hornets Are Buzzing

The Hornets are buzzing after Tuesdays win over the Dallas Mavericks. The team was a little anxious and excited for thier first preseason game and it showed in foul trouble. Head Coach Byron Scott was pleased with his starters and hopes the second team can pull up even with them. Tyson got a few fouls under his belt so Coach Scott left him in the game most of the third and part of the fourth quarters. That will settle you down some Chandler! The team got 8 blocked shots on the night more than doubling last years average for the team. The Hornets will have a little more preseason time as they bee line straight for a win over the Magic on Friday the 13th. Scary Spooky

Thursday, October 05, 2006

NBA: Hornets, A team of Two Cities

The New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets is a team of two cities. The Hornets are going to have it difficult in the near future as they switch hometown venues in between nearly every round of road games. Even with thier hectic schedule this basketball team still somehow manages to help the community with several outreach programs designed to help the young, the poor, and the sick. It really makes me proud to see that ticket money goes back to the people who need it most. It's almost preseason now so I am sure that Head Coach Byron Scott, of Arizona State, will have his team ready. Time to feel The Sting!

Monday, October 02, 2006

new acquisition

The Hornets have gained Peja Stojakovich, arguable the best available outside shooter on the market. Although the Hornets arguably overpaid for him, he is expected to be a powerful force and great in combination with Chris Paul. This will allow the Hornets to open up the floor a bit and throw opposing defenses for a loop. Stojakovich spent his better years in Sacramento running off screens, which should be a good complement to New Orleans’ offense.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

New Orleans won’t give up the Hornets!.

The New Orleans Hornets do plan to return to playing in New Orleans by sometime in 2007-8. They are currently in a settlement discussion with Oklahoma City over what they owe the city under the revenue agreement. The first offer was over a million dollars short according to Oklahoma’s officials but the two entities plan to work out their differences in good faith. I can’t wait for their return but appreciate the help Oklahoma has been able to give in our time of need. Hopefully the arrangement will benefit both cities and won’t prove detrimental to New Orleans chances for a full recovery of its entertainment assets following this difficult healing period.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Like a Hornet in the Sun

I have been cheering for the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs. I am certain that Steve Nash deserved the MVP award for the second year in a row and I really want to see them go up against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Go Suns!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Hornets get stung by season ending losing streak.

The Hornets finished the season off with four losses in a row finally ending with a 38-44 record and no chance of entering the playoffs. I was hoping for more but never thought the New Orleans Hornets were strong enough to beat the best teams in the league even if they had made it to the playoffs. I am interested to see what changes are made for next season.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

120-113 in Double OT

I would like to congratulate Chris Paul on his first triple-double. His performance was impressive against the Toronto defense. The game went into double overtime and I didn’t move from my chair for almost an hour straight. It is nice to see the New Orleans Hornets playing aggressive round ball.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Will Work For Win

We still have a winning record but it appears our steam is running out. The New Orleans Hornets just extended their losing streak to four games and we are facing the Indiana Pacers tonight. I am worried about where his team is going.

On a better note – I’ve got Kid Rock tickets for tomorrow night at Ford Center in Oklahoma City. That should be a blast!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Hornets Stay in OKC

It has been announced that the New Orleans Hornets will return to Oklahoma City for the 06-07 season. They have a better win record than last season and have been thriving in Oklahoma City. I don’t see why they shouldn’t stay there while New Orleans is rebuilding. Do you?