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Three professional basketball teams have called Charlotte home. They are the Carolina Cougars (1969-1974), the Charlotte Hornets (1988-2002), and the Charlotte Bobcats (2004-present). The Carolina Cougars played roughly a third of their season's home games in Charlotte from 1969 to 1974.During the 1969-1970 season, Doug Moe and Bob Verga became Charlotte’s first All-Stars. Doug Moe, a 6’5" guard/forward, played for the Cougars for one season and served as assistant coach to Larry Brown for the Cougars from 1972 to 1974. Bob Verga, a 6’1" guard, played two seasons for the Cougars. During the 1969-70 season he was second in the league in scoring with 27.5 points per game.
During the 1973-1974, Mack Calvin and Ted "Hound Dog" McClain were the Cougar’s All-Stars. Mack led the NBA in free throws made during the 1973-1974 season. Ted McClain, a 6’1" defensive minded guard, was playing his third season for the Cougars. McClain led the ABA in steals during this season.
The Charlotte Hornets did not have an All-Star selection during their first five years as a franchise. However, the team hosted the 1991 All-Star game at the Charlotte Coliseum.
During the 1992-1993 season, the Charlotte Hornets boasted their first All-Star when Larry Johnson was selected as a starter. Johnson, a 6’6" forward, was named rookie of the year the previous season. During the 1992-1993 season, he averaged 22.1 points per game while leading the NBA in minutes played. He finished 7th in the league in rebounds.
For the 1994-1995 season, Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning represented the Hornets at the All-Star game. Alonzo Mourning, a 6’10" center, ranked 5th in the league in blocked shots, 3rd in free throws made, and 9th in defensive rebounds.
Glen Rice represented the Hornets at the All-Star game during next three seasons. Rice, a 6’7" forward, had scoring averages of 21.6, 26.8, and 22.3 during his three years with the Hornets. He was named MVP of the 1996-1997 All-Star game after scoring 26 points. During the 1996-1997 season, Glen Rice finished third in the league in points per game (26.8) behind Michael Jordan and Karl Malone. He led the league in three point field goal percentage (47 percent), and finished third in three pointers made.
During the 1999-2000 season, Charlotte Hornet, Eddie Jones was named an All-Star. Eddie Jones, a 6’6" guard/forward, averaged 20.1 points a game and led the league in steals during the 1999-2000 season. He finished 10th in 3 point shots made.
After long drought, Charlotte was again represented in the All-Star game during the 2009-2010 season when Gerald Wallace took the court. He also represented the Charlotte Bobcats in the slam dunk competition.
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