CP3 could lead the Hornets to the promise land.

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Published: February 25, 2011

Let me start off by saying; I live in Atlanta, but I could careless about the Hawks. I’ve been a Hornets fan for 8 years now basically since they moved to New Orleans. Without a doubt mt favorite player in the league is CP3. His leadership and determination is what set him apart from the other pg’s in the nba. I’ve seen how he  made careers for Tyson Chandler, Emeka Okafor, etc… Maybe the Hornets aren’t consider “title” contenders by the experts, but I think this team has a legit shot to make it to the Western Conference Finals.

The only team that would give the Hornets serious matchup problems are of course the Los Angeles Lakers. Their size and Kobe as proven throughout the regular season has given the Hornets fits. I’m not afraid of OKC, SA, and DAL. The Hornets frontline can match up with those 3 teams. Who knows what can happen in the 1st rd maybe the lakers could be upset; which would leave the door wide open for CP3 and the Hornets to lead the Horners to the promise land.

This post was submitted by ryc30078.

4 comments
Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Nice post ryc. I am more realistic about Hornets chances than most, but I can honestly see a scenario where they get to the finals. If Dallas beats LA in round 2, we would have to beat OKC, SA, and Dallas in all likelihood. Would that be IMPOSSIBLE? No. But the Hornets would need 32 PPG from Marco, Ariza, and Green on 46% shooting or better, combined with CP3 returning to his peak form. That happens, and it is possible.

nikkoewan
nikkoewan

i think you're overrelying on Marco Ariza and Green. I think what's more important is that we neutralize their bigs. Its not so much that Marco, Ariza and Green can shoot 46% or better. It's if we can limit their 3 headed monster to around 25 rebounds and we outrebound their team, i like our chances. I've noticed that when the Hornets rebound the ball, they are into the game more often than not.

ryc30078
ryc30078

Yeah Joe, I'm realistic about the Hornets chances. Making it to the 2nd rd would be a success for this franchise. Hopefully the new cba will include a hard cap for the nba. If a hard cap is implemented without an amnesty clause; small market teams like the hornets can get good players for pennies on the dollar.

Joe Gerrity
Joe Gerrity

I like the enthusiasm. It's really not that far fetched that that the Hornets could make a deep run. A few guys get hurt elsewhere and an upset occurs along the way, and we could really surprise a lot of people.