Lakers 98, Hornets 80: The End Of An Eventful Season

No one could have predicted just how this season would turn out for the New Orleans Hornets. With so many questions heading in the organisation then had to deal with a whole lot more. From the eccentric highs (Winning Streaks and Playoff Wins) to the pitiful lows (David West Injury, death and attendance benchmarks which were met) the Hornets season has been one heck of a ride. Even though it ended in a pretty dubious way, taking the defending NBA champions to six games where we were outmatched is testiment to just how tough nosed of a team we have.

Moving forward there is a lot to get through. Dealing with that now though would be foolish. For now let’s just appreciate the effort put forward by this team, because in my books they had the most heart of any of the playoff teams.

A Reflection Of Thanks

  • Thank you Chris Paul for showing us why you can be, at times, the best point guard in the league.
  • Thank you David West for the toughness you gave the team throughout the season.
  • Thank you Monty Williams for sticking up for the team when criticized and laying into them when needed.
  • Than you Dell Demps for the moves you made (even if they were heavily scrutinized from every angle).
  • Thank you Emeka Okafor for the defensive improvement you displayed this season, and the clutch bank, off-balanced shot against the Jazz.
  • Thank you Trevor Ariza for the defensive prowess and winning attitude you brought.
  • Thank you Carl Landry for the toughness and physicality you brought in the playoffs (please resign).
  • Thank you Jarrett Jack for the clutch shots and savvy plays down the stretch.
  • Thank you Willie Green for hitting 12 shots in a row.
  • Thank you Marco Belinelli for the sharpshooting.
  • Thank you Quincy Pondexter for the towel waving and bench ferocity.
  • Thank you Jason Smith for the jump shooting and comedic personality off the floor.
  • Thank you Aaron Gray for the awesome-ness in the playoffs.
  • Thank you Patrick Ewing Jr. for your tweets and sincerity.
  • Thank you D.J. Mbenga

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Happy Offseason. Go Hornets!

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