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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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483 144
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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2
399 110
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

3
326 81
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Glen Rice Shooting guard, Small forward

4
500 113
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kemba Walker Point guard

5
387 104
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Muggsy Bouges Point guard

6
384 116
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
206 71
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Baron Davis Point guard

8
244 97
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
215 97
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
60 15
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

11
119 75
Stephen Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Stephen Jackson Shooting guard, Small forward

12
156 121
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

13
102 28
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
142 64
Jason Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jason Richardson Shooting guard, Small forward

15
72 43
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

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113 87
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

17
77 55
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
77 47
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Vlade Divac Center

19
104 49
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

20
58 19
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

21
96 47
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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90 55
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

23
80 63
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
123 88
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lin Point guard

25
34 25
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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39 29
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

27
66 47
Gerald Henderson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Gerald Henderson, Jr. Shooting guard, Small forward

28
28 19
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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49 27
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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31 23
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wingate small forward

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19 8
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 28
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
18 13
Derrick Coleman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Derrick Coleman Small forward, Power forward, Center

34
31 23
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
11 24
Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kenny Gattison Power forward, Center

36
50 27
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
30 44
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

38
49 31
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

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49 49
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
KobeBean24 added Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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43 28
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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15 28
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

42
8 16
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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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

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3 1
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk

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0 0
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Chris Paul Point guard

47
3 3
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

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17 52
Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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8 12
Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Ramon Sessions Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

50
18 50
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