For one, it's the city's first time hosting the NBA's mid-season event in almost three decades and is expected to be the biggest sporting event that the city has ever hosted.
There's also cause for celebration in the Queen City because Charlotte Hornets' point guard Kemba Walker has been selected for his third NBA All-Star Game, and has been named a starter for the first time in his career. Walker joins Glen Rice as the only Hornets players in franchise history to be named an NBA All-Star three times, and is the second Hornet alongside Rice to be named a starter.
While Charlotte's basketball team has only been around since 1988, it's been the home of seven different All-Stars and 12 total All-Star appearances during the lifespan of the franchise.
With all eyes focused on the Queen City and the Charlotte Hornets as the host of NBA All-Star 2019, we figured it was a good time to look back at each of the All-Stars from the franchise's history and take a look at what made them among the best in the league.
For this list, we are including any All-Star that was selected during Charlotte's time as the Bobcats. Also, all stats provided are from a full season of play rather than from the midway point that determined whether a player is an All-Star. Walker's 2018-19 stats are the only one's taken from the halfway mark of the season.
Every Charlotte Hornets All-Star in Franchise History
All-Star Season(s): 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
23.2 PPG, 5.5 APG, 3.9 RPG
22.1 PPG, 5.6 APG, 3.1 RPG
2018-19 Stats (Starter)
24.4 PPG, 5.6 APG, 4.2 RPG
All-Star Season(s): 2009-10
18.2 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 1.5 SPG
All-Star Season(s): 2001-02
18.1 PPG, 8.5 APG, 4.3 RPG, 2.1 SPG
All-Star Season(s): 1999-2000
20.1 PPG, 4.2 APG, 4.8 RPG, 2.7 SPG
All-Star Season(s): 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98
21.6 PPG, 2.9 APG, 4.8 RPG
26.8 PPG, 2.0 APG, 4.0 RPG
22.3 PPG, 2.2 APG, 4.3 RPG
All-Star Season(s): 1992-93, 1994-95
22.1 PPG, 4.3 APG, 10.5 RPG
18.8 PPG, 4.6 APG, 7.2 RPG
All-Star Season(s): 1993-94, 1994-95
21.5 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 3.1 BPG
21.3 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 2.9 BPG
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