Best: Charlotte Hornets — Kemba Walker
Yes, seriously. Walker has played his entire eight year career for Charlotte, and he is still getting just a little bit better each season. Now he’s a three time All Star and hosted All Star Weekend in Charlotte, and the team will no doubt hope to keep him this summer.
Kemba leads Charlotte all time in points, and he just edged ahead of Gerald Wallace and Muggsy Bogues for the all time lead in win shares. You might associate players like Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and Glen Rice with the Hornets, but only Kemba has done it this long for them.
Worst: Charlotte Hornets — Vlade Divac
Surprised to not see Adam Morrison’s name here? Morrison was quite the stinker, but he’s not the most painful name Charlotte fans see scrolling through their draft history. That’s because that list includes the thirteenth pick in the 1996, a high school kid named Kobe Bean Bryant.
Kobe was officially a Charlotte draft pick, but they traded him for veteran Lakers center Vlade Divac. Davic played two seasons in Charlotte before leaving in free agency. Oops.