It isn’t bold to say that last season the Phoenix Suns were a bit of a disaster. They won just 23 games, the fourth-worst record in the NBA, injuries to guards Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight (sup, Kentucky?) robbed the team of two of their best players, and the firing of coach Jeff Hornacek — a… Read more »
It may seem hard to believe, but there was actually a legitimate basketball game over the weekend. Well, it was a preseason game in Vancouver. (To the surprise of literally no one, #NBATwitter loved Vancouver.) But still! Basketball! The Toronto Raptors politely defeated the Golden State Warriors (overrated!), and when there’s preseason ball, that means the start… Read more »
The Milwaukee Bucks entered the 2015-16 season as a trendy pick to make the playoffs for the second straight season. As far as team performance goes, though, well, the bus never really left the station. The Bucks lost 21 of their first 33 games. They finished the season 33-49 (one more win than the New York… Read more »
One of the best signings in the chaotic offseason that was NBA free agency, which is still technically in progress, occurred when Courtney Lee inked a four-year, $48 million deal with the New York Knicks. It was a smart, cost-effective solution to a need: a shooting guard who can actually shoot. The Brooklyn Nets coming… Read more »
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lpFkSl5Vsw] Kobe Bryant announced Sunday he would retire at the end of the season. His ties to North Carolina run deep and have long been known. SportsChannel8 has learned that Kobe Bryant will sign a one-day contract and retire a Charlotte Hornet. But he might not. We could be wrong. It happens.
There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t wake up being thankful for being a sports fan in North Carolina. This November, the SportsChannel8 team and a panel of peers from NC media will be counting down to Thanksgiving with the top 25 things we have to be thankful for in this great state…. Read more »
We here at SC8 couldn’t be more excited for the NBA season to start. Or, well, maybe that’s just me. But as a self-described League Pass junkie (SHOOT THE GOOD STUFF RIGHT INTO MY VEINS, BOYS), I’m thrilled to have pro hoops back. I could preview the whole season in this space — all 30… Read more »
On Saturday evening – October 3rd, 2015 – the Charlotte Hornets’ push to make it back to the Eastern Conference playoffs for the second time in three seasons passed away on the floor of the Amway Center as a result of a torn labrum in the right shooting shoulder of forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. While SportsChannel8… Read more »