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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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Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

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

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Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

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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

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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

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Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

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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

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

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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

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

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Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

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Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

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Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lin Point guard

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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

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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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

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David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

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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

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

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P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Chris Paul Point guard

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Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

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

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Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kenny Gattison Power forward, Center

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Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Johnson Small forward

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Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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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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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Deadabber added Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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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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Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Matt Carroll Shooting guard

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Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Ramon Sessions Point guard, Shooting guard, Guard

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

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Kelly Tripucka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
danba added Kelly Tripucka