Charlotte Hornets will re-retire Bobby Phills jersey
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The Charlotte Hornets were one of my 3 favorite teams in the 90s and some of the upcoming things Michael Jordan and the franchise are doing are making me a big fan all over again.
For starters, on November 1st, the Hornets will honor the late Bobby Phills by retiring his number again (first raised back in 2000 after his tragic death) with a bunch of his ex-teammates in attendance.
“During the process of bringing the Hornets name back to Charlotte, one of the most important elements to us was to once again honor the retired jersey of Bobby Phills,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield. “It is our responsibility to appropriately recognize the legacy of a man who impacted so many people with his contributions both on and off the basketball court.”
Phills was an underrated player and terrific defender who was named to the All-Defensive team during his time with the Cavs where he didn’t always have such great luck guarding the current Hornets owner.
Another cool thing the Hornets and Michael Jordan will be doing is allowing Michael Jordan – who is not active on any social network – to takeover the Hornets social media accounts and interact with fans on October 28th.
I think I might just have to pull out the Larry Johnson or Kendall Gill Hornets jersey today.