The buzz is back in Charlotte (video)

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Steve Clifford didn’t make any promises when he took the job. He didn’t make any public declarations about where he was going to take the Charlotte Bobcats this season.

He vowed to do whatever it took to make things better, to serve as an agent of change in whatever way he could. It’s a vow that resonated with his players. He won them over, one by one, with his belief that they could be better than what they had been before, with a belief in them individually and as a collective.

Al Jefferson bought in from the start. Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist did, too. All of the Bobcats (and soon to be Hornets) believe now. They’ve already clinched the second playoff berth in Bobcats history, delivering on owner Michael Jordan‘s edict to restore the order in basketball-mad North Carolina, his home state.

There’s new life in Charlotte for the Bobcats and especially the Hornets. The buzz is back on Tobacco Road. But it has nothing to do with the storied college programs at Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest and North Carolina State.

March Madness is over. It’s playoff time and the Bobcats will take center stage in the days and weeks ahead …


VIDEO: There is new life in Charlotte thanks to the Bobcats (Hornets) grinding their way back to the playoffs

5 Comments

  1. J.Wynter says:

    This idea will replenish Charlotte’s appetite for Basketball, great move!

  2. danman327 says:

    Buzz City should always be on the back of all Hornets caps like in the video above.

  3. danman327 says:

    Buzz City should aways be on the back of every Hornets cap style. and t-shirts. (Like the cap above.

  4. Hornetfan says:

    Great story mr smith! This story is all about NC becoming proud of its NBA presence once again. Feels good to be apart of the buzz…

  5. okc2014 says:

    Go Charlotte Bobkittens (not Cats yet, still new to the playoffs)!