Former Charlotte Hornets star Larry Johnson, the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick in 1991 out of UNLV, discussed the franchise’s 30th anniversary season, his legacy and how close Charlotte came to winning a professional basketball championship.
On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the NBA will begin selling tickets for All-Star weekend events, such as the Celebrity Game at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., and the practice and media day at Bojangles’.
In December 1991, Dennis Easterling climbed atop a LongHorn Steakhouse billboard on Independence Boulevard and vowed to stay until the Charlotte Hornets won two straight games. Easterling would stay on the billboard for 35 days.