Age: 20 Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 lbs School: Kentucky
All eyes will be on the Charlotte bench on Friday night when the streaking Hornets host the tail-spinning New York Knicks. Hornets reserve Malik Monk earned the national spotlight Wednesday night when he twice got bopped on the back of the head by team owner Michael Jordan for prematurely celebrating what turned out to be a 108-107 home win over Detroit. Monk and fellow reserve Bismack Biyombo ran onto the court after teammate Jeremy Lamb had hit what appeared in their minds to be a game-winning jumper, only to be informed that there were still three-tenths of a second remaining.
Charlotte owner frustrated after player ran on to court ‘It was like a big brother and little brother tap’ Michael Jordan, whose intense competitive spirit along with his otherworldly athletic talent propelled him to six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, has taken that fire into his role as the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan slapped Malik Monk on the back of the head after the guard ran on to the court to celebrate with 0.3 seconds left in Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. The Hornets were penalised for having too many men on the court – and the Pistons were given a technical foul shot – but Charlotte still squeaked home 108-107.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan says lightly smacking the back of second-year guard Malik Monk's head in the closing seconds of Wednesday night's win against the Pistons was a "tap of endearment."
The basket was upheld and the Hornets escaped with at 108-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night after trailing by 10 late in the fourth quarter. As Lamb thrust out his chest and yelled and the crowd erupted with screams, officials quickly blew the whistle and gathered at the scorer's table to check the replay monitor. Replays showed Malik Monk and later Bismack Biyombo had come off the bench and run several yards onto the floor in anticipation of Lamb making the shot at the other end.
Charlotte Hornets Receive: Kevin Love, David Nwaba Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: Bismack Biyombo, Frank Kaminsky, Malik Monk, 2019 first-round pick (lottery-protected through 2021; turns into two seconds if not conveyed) Kevin Love love is hoping to return from left foot surgery sometime in January, according