Hornets’ fortunes plummet further as viral image shows missing bench during Pelicans game

The recent game between the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans has been a source of disappointment for fans, with an image from the game going viral on social media. The picture showed the entire Hornets bench empty, leading fans to criticize team owner Michael Jordan once again.

Jordan has been under fire from fans recently over his decision to sell the team, with many expressing relief that he will no longer be associated with the franchise. This latest incident has only added to the frustration.

The game itself was marred by injuries, with several players leaving the court early. Dennis Smith Jr. was the first to depart during the third quarter due to feeling unwell. Kelly Oubre Jr. suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter, ruling him out for the rest of the game, while Terry Rozier left with a foot injury and was doubtful to return.

This left the Hornets with only two players on the bench, leading to the now-infamous image of an empty bench. However, fans were quick to blame Jordan for the team’s poor performance, with one tweeting that the game “needs investigation.”

It’s important to note that injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports and can often impact a team’s performance. It’s unfair to blame Jordan for something that is largely out of his control.

Furthermore, Jordan has made efforts to improve the Hornets franchise during his tenure as owner. He hired Mitch Kupchak as the team’s general manager and has focused on developing young talent. While the team has not been particularly successful in recent years, it’s clear that Jordan has been making an effort to turn things around.

In conclusion, while the image of the empty Hornets bench is certainly embarrassing, it’s not fair to place all the blame on Michael Jordan. Injuries are a part of the game, and it’s important to remember that there are many factors that can impact a team’s performance. Instead of focusing on one incident, fans should look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the efforts Jordan has made to improve the Hornets franchise.

Michael Jordan in talks to sell a portion of Charlotte Hornets ownership

Michael Jordan is reportedly in talks to sell at least a portion of the Charlotte Hornets to a group that includes a minority owner of the team, Gabe Plotkin. However, it remains unclear whether Jordan is looking to sell his entire majority stake in the franchise. In 2019, Jordan sold a portion of the Hornets to Plotkin and Daniel Sundheim, but he still controls the vast majority of the team’s equity.

Michael purchased the expansion team from Bob Johnson for $180 million in 2010, and its net worth was estimated to be $1.7 billion after the 2021-22 season, according to Forbes. As an NBA owner, however, Jordan has had little success. Since 2010, the Hornets have had a win-loss record of 419-595 and have missed the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons, having only reached the playoffs twice in 13 seasons under Jordan’s ownership and never advancing to the second round.

Amir Khosru

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