Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker (BEST)
In the current iteration of the Charlotte professional sports franchise, this designation has to go to Kemba Walker. Walker has played his entire eight year career for Charlotte, and he is still getting just a little bit better each season.
He’s a three-time All Star and hosted All Star Weekend in Charlotte. Now, the question for him will be whether he’ll re-sign a “supermax” extension to remain with the team that drafted him, or test the waters in the 2019 free agency period.
Charlotte Hornets: Adam Morrison (WORST)
As bad as the drafting history of the Charlotte basketball organization (in its most recent iteration) has been, it’s hard to fault them for drafting Adam Morrison. The All-American was the co-national player of the year, and helped make Gonzaga University a college basketball powerhouse.
But Morrison’s reasons for failure in the NBA were two-fold: for one, he simply lacked the pure athleticism needed to really be a star at the professional level; teams — like Charlotte — overlooked that fact, because of his production in college. Then, Morrison tore his ACL in his second season, taking even more away from his already-limited athletic ability.
While you can mock the fact that Morrison was taken ahead of Brandon Roy, Kyle Lowry, J.J. Redick, and Paul Millsap, none of them won a championship ring; meanwhile, Morrison has two of them, as a reserve player on the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.