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List Rules Top Charlotte Hornets and Bobcats players only.

While they haven't won a championship yet, the best Charlotte Hornets players are due to get one soon. Known for a short time as the Charlotte Bobcats, the franchise has an interesting--though convoluted--story. Formed originally in 1988, the Hornets franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002. The NBA then formed the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004 as a new franchise. But in 2013, the New Orleans Hornets rebranded themselves as the Pelicans and returned the Hornets franchise to Charlotte.

Now that we have the history out of the name, we need to find out who are the best Charlotte Hornets / Bobcats players of all time. Record-wise, the Hornets have been pretty much one of the worst teams in the NBA. However, they have drafted a number of promising players that have potential.

They may not be superstar caliber, but they still are solid all around. Mostly these guys are role players whose best days came with other teams, but even so, many of the players on this list were on the Bobcats first playoff team of 2009-2010, which was the team's first time with a winning record.

The Bobcats were led by Gerald Wallace for most of the team's existence. The team's first representative in the All Star Game, Wallace holds many of the team's major records. Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of The Year during the team's inaugural season. Other key NBA players to spend time in Charlotte are  Stephen Jackson, Tyson Chandler, Jeremy Lin, and Raymond Felton. 

Maybe the most famous person in Charlotte Bobcats history isn't even a player: it's Michael Jordan. The best basketball player of all time is currently the Bobcats owner. But enough about him, after all, this is a list of the best Charlotte Hornets players of all time. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add him.
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461 140
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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2
381 106
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

3
464 107
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kemba Walker Point guard

4
305 76
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

5
370 98
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Muggsy Bouges Point guard

6
368 112
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dell Curry Shooting guard, Small forward

7
199 64
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Baron Davis Point guard

8
231 94
Gerald Wallace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Wallace Small forward, Power forward

9
211 94
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Al Jefferson Power forward, Center

10
117 73
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Stephen Jackson Shooting guard, Small forward

11
154 119
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

12
139 62
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jason Richardson Shooting guard, Small forward

13
97 25
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

14
55 14
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

15
111 85
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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16
68 42
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

17
74 52
Anthony Mason is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Anthony Mason Small forward, Power forward

18
102 46
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

19
73 44
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Vlade Divac Center

20
95 44
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

21
88 52
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

22
56 17
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

23
80 62
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

24
121 83
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lin Point guard

25
65 46
Gerald Henderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Henderson, Jr. Shooting guard, Small forward

26
38 26
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

27
33 23
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

28
48 25
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Bismack Biyombo Power forward, Center

29
30 23
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wingate small forward

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30
27 19
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

31
17 7
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

32
30 27
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
J.R. Reid Power forward

33
31 23
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
D. J. Augustin Point guard

34
18 12
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

35
30 44
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

36
48 45
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
KobeBean24 added Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

37
47 27
Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Cody Zeller Power forward, Center

38
10 24
Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kenny Gattison Power forward, Center

39
49 30
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

40
43 27
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

41
14 27
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

42
8 15
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Johnson Small forward

43
27 55
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nazr Mohammed Center

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44
25 50
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Matt Carroll Shooting guard

45
17 51
Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

46
8 12
Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Ramon Sessions Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

47
18 50
Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Adam Morrison Shooting guard, Small forward

48
18 29
P. J. Hairston is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
P. J. Hairston Shooting guard, Guard

49
20 33
Tyler Hansbrough is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Tyler Hansbrough Power forward, Center

50
8 19
Charlie Villanueva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Charlie Villanueva Power forward