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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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1
707 230
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

2
815 176
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kemba Walker Point guard

3
583 169
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Larry Johnson Power forward

4
461 111
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
558 146
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
570 150
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Muggsy Bouges Point guard

7
315 102
Baron Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Baron Davis Point guard

8
328 133
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
209 150
Emeka Okafor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Emeka Okafor Power forward, Center

10
280 120
Al Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Al Jefferson Power forward, Center

11
159 98
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
191 85
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
101 35
Jamal Mashburn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jamal Mashburn Small forward

14
140 46
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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15
114 57
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Jones Shooting guard

16
149 109
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

17
105 69
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
114 60
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Vlade Divac Center

19
127 72
Raymond Felton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Raymond Felton Point guard

20
143 75
Nicolas Batum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nicolas Batum Small forward

21
174 111
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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22
131 69
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

23
81 36
Marvin Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Marvin Williams Small forward, Power forward

24
96 80
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
82 63
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
55 48
David Wesley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wesley Shooting guard

27
119 84
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
KobeBean24 added Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

28
45 45
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

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29
33 20
P. J. Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
P. J. Brown Power forward, Center

30
66 46
Bismack Biyombo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Bismack Biyombo Power forward, Center

31
44 41
J.R. Reid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
J.R. Reid Power forward

32
37 34
Johnny Newman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

33
40 38
David Wingate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
David Wingate small forward

34
32 24
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
36 10
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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36
73 40
Jeremy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Jeremy Lamb Shooting guard

37
45 37
D. J. Augustin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
D. J. Augustin Point guard

38
69 39
Cody Zeller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Cody Zeller Power forward, Center

39
68 39
Frank Kaminsky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

40
41 62
Brevin Knight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Brevin Knight Point guard

41
15 39
Kenny Gattison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Kenny Gattison Power forward, Center

42
18 27
Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Eddie Johnson Small forward

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43
20 39
Scott Burrell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

44
25 9
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

45
37 71
Nazr Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Nazr Mohammed Center

46
17 11
Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Malik Monk

47
36 67
Matt Carroll is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Matt Carroll Shooting guard

48
24 68
Primož Brezec is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked

49
19 22
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
11 13
Dwayne Bacon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Charlotte Hornets Players of All Time, Ranked
Dwayne Bacon