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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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557 174
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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2
611 134
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kemba Walker Point guard

3
455 138
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

4
363 95
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
443 125
Dell Curry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dell Curry Shooting guard, Small forward

6
452 122
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Muggsy Bouges Point guard

7
239 78
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Baron Davis Point guard

8
266 108
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
237 103
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
173 127
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

11
70 21
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

12
157 71
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
126 83
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Stephen Jackson Shooting guard, Small forward

14
113 34
Kendall Gill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kendall Gill Shooting guard, Small forward

15
126 91
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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80 49
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

17
80 61
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
89 51
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Vlade Divac Center

19
118 58
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

20
107 55
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

21
65 26
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

22
96 63
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

23
137 95
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lin Point guard

24
83 70
Boris Diaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Boris Diaw Point guard, Power forward, Center

25
38 29
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

26
69 52
Gerald Henderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Henderson, Jr. Shooting guard, Small forward

27
42 36
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

28
32 28
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wingate small forward

29
52 34
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Bismack Biyombo Power forward, Center

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30 26
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

31
21 12
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
33 34
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
72 60
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
KobeBean24 added Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

34
37 27
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
D. J. Augustin Point guard

35
21 18
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

36
58 30
Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Cody Zeller Power forward, Center

37
26 6
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

38
12 30
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
55 34
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

40
52 31
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

41
33 51
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

42
12 20
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Johnson Small forward

43
13 3
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk

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16 33
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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8 2
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Chris Paul Point guard

46
29 60
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nazr Mohammed Center

47
5 2
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk

48
28 57
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Matt Carroll Shooting guard

49
3 4
Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dwayne Bacon

50
21 56
Adam Morrison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Adam Morrison Shooting guard, Small forward