We told you that this would be a task that we would eventually get to.
Regular visitors to Notinhalloffame.com might know that we have told you in past updates that we will be looking at the top fifty players in each major North American Franchise.
For those unsure who exactly what the major North American Franchises are, it refers to the National Hockey League, National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.
Selected first are the Charlotte Hornets. Why? Honestly, there is no reason. One of the 100 plus franchises has to go first, and the Hornets were chosen randomly. Although the NBA season is in full flux now, this list will reflect only up to the end of the 2014-15 season.
Keep in mind that the Hornets absorbed the past history of the original franchise that relocated to the New Orleans and are known as the Pelicans. This means that there are many players on this list who never had “Hornets” on their chest, but “Bobcats”. For all intents and purposes, they are all Hornets now.
The list is based on traditional metrics, advanced metrics, length of service, popularity, and post season performance.
The complete list can be found here, but for those who are curious immediately as to who the top five are, we’ll grant that immediately:
1. Gerald Wallace.
2. Larry Johnson.
3. Muggsy Bogues.
4. Dell Curry.
5. Emaka Okafor.
We look forward to your comments on this list and it will be updated annually.
Up next will be the Baltimore Ravens. Look for that in the upcoming weeks.