1. Gerald Wallace
While Gerald Wallace never had the word “Hornet” on his chest, with the amalgamation of Bobcats/Hornets history in Charlotte, this is the man who we are christening the greatest Charlotte Hornet of all time.

The versatile forward was a one time All Star, and in the 2005/06 season would lead the NBA in Steals per Game. Three years later, Wallace would make the First Team All Defensive roster. Wallace could score, block, distribute and was often asked to carry the Bobcats on his back.

While other players in Charlotte professional basketball history may have been more famous, had better seasons or are more famous than Gerald Wallace, there was nobody who contributed more.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Acquired: Selected from Sacramento in the Expansion Draft 6/22/04
  • Departed: Traded to Portland for Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks, Joel Przybilla, cash and a 1st Round Pick (which would be Tobias Harris) 2/24/11.
  • Games Played: 454
  • Per Game Averages: 36.8 MP, .502 eFG%, .726 FT%, 16.4 PTS, 7.5 RB, 2.4 AST, 1.8 STL, 1.2 BLK.
  • Advanced Stats: 17.9 PER, .561 TS%, 21.7 VORP, 45.9 WS.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Defensive First Team (2009-10), All Star (2010), Most Steals per Game (2005-06).
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