Charlotte rookie forward Miles Bridges, right, blocks a shot in the Hornets’ 101-92 win over the New York Knicks Monday night. Bridges scored 11 points and had eight rebounds.
Charlotte rookie forward Miles Bridges, right, blocks a shot in the Hornets’ 101-92 win over the New York Knicks Monday night. Bridges scored 11 points and had eight rebounds. Chuck Burton AP
Charlotte rookie forward Miles Bridges, right, blocks a shot in the Hornets’ 101-92 win over the New York Knicks Monday night. Bridges scored 11 points and had eight rebounds. Chuck Burton AP

Sports columnist Scott Fowler has written for the Charlotte Observer since 1994. He has authored or co-authored eight books, including four about the Carolina Panthers. In 2018, Fowler won the Thomas Wolfe award for outstanding newspaper writing. He also is the host of the Observer’s hit podcast “Carruth.”