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#BuzzCity has a podcast! Charlotte Hornets and NBA news, analysis and rumors. Join Walker Mehl every weekday for in-depth, intelligent takes on Charlotte Hornets and NBA basketball. Support the show and great local sports talk at patreon.com/loh.

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HTL Thursdays brought to you by ESPN 730: We ca...
I can't prove it, but I'm pretty sure if I were to rummage through historical archives of Uptown Charlotte I would discover that Time Warner Cable Arena was built on some kind of mystical burial ground. It's the only thing that can explain the one for ...
60 min
802
The Miracle After Midnight
It will barely be a blip on the national sports conscious. ESPN will give it a 20 second highlight package. Troy Daniels' deep three pointer in double overtime may make the top ten. NBATV might mention that the Hornets won the game after diving into De...
62 min
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Introducing Hive Talk Live Thursdays brought to...
Kemba Walker and Frank Kaminsky continue their recent hot play but the Charlotte Hornets drop one to a talented Oklahoma City Thunder team, I breakdown the loss with my new Thursday co-host, Justin Thomas from ESPN 730. What do the Hornets need, other ...
60 min
804
50 Shades of Kemba
Hands on his knees, sweat pouring down, Kemba Walker looked on as his team desperately tried to close out the Utah Jazz in the second overtime. So many times in his career the Hornets have wasted an efficient high scoring night from Walker. According t...
66 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Nata Edwards has words for t...
There is no getting around talk about Kemba Walker, the merits of his All-Star candidacy, his improved jumpshot, his role as unquestioned leader of the Charlotte Hornets. But it raises the question, why all of this talk now, this late into the season. ...
51 min
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Seven Defensive Sins
Tonight, we try not to avert our eyes from the ugly defensive numbers and performances the Hornets have put together over the past seven games. NOW THE GOOD NEWS, Justin Thomas will join for a great new Tuesday segment, Inside the Locker Room. We'll di...
60 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Jack Bedrosian on the Hornet...
The Hornets season takes an unwanted detour west into a four game losing streak, including a terrible loss to the Phoenix Suns. Are injuries the only thing to blame? This weekend we talk with At The Hive rookie writer Jack Bedrosian on his first column...
40 min
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Hornets, Nature's Injury Bugs
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was lost for most of the season (here's hoping for a late return) before the Hornets played a regular season game. Al Jefferson has sustained two injuries. The last, a meniscus tear, has him out until at least mid-February. And N...
60 min
809
Aude Lang Sting - 2015 Hornets Review
For Hornets fans, 2015 started with promise that turned into disappointment and ended with hope. We're taking a look back at some of our favorite Charlotte Hornets moments from 2015. Will the Hornets keep their December momentum going forward against t...
68 min
810
Hive Talk Live: Case of the missing jumpshot
With Christmas only a few days away, the Hornets are probably hoping their hot shooting from beyond the arc accidentally got packed underneath the tree. Charlotte has now dropped four of their last five. Had Toronto capitalized on the Hornets they woul...
59 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Tis the season for trading P...
Today's Saturday Sit-Down is a two-parter. In part one I talk with Dustin Phifer about the win over Toronto and whether or not the Hornets start is a mirror into the future or a mirage. PLUS I preview Saturday night's matchup against the Washington Wiz...
45 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Tis the season for trading -...
Today's Saturday Sit-Down is a two-parter. In part one I talk with Dustin Phifer about the win over Toronto and whether or not the Hornets start is a mirror into the future or a mirage. PLUS I preview Saturday night's matchup against theWashington Wiza...
50 min
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How do you say "please stay forever" in French?
Nicolas Batum could be the key to long-term, sustained success for the Charlotte Hornets. The problem is he's an unrestricted free agent next summer. He's free to move about the NBA cabin. What will it take for the Hornets to convince him that Charlott...
67 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Bees, Bees everywhere!!!
What makes a team dominant? We've seen one of the most dominant teams in NBA history in the Golden State Warriors. But the Charlotte Hornets are displaying their own brand of dominance over the past three games. Kemba Walker and Nic Batum are putting t...
37 min
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GodZELLER vs. Mothra with guest host Justin Tho...
DON'T FEAR...David Walker re-joins us next week, but we have a great guest host tonight. Justin Thomas covers the team for ESPN 730am and is just as impressed with Cody Zeller and the suddenly physical Charlotte Hornets as we are.  Hive Talk Live PLU...
63 min
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Bought in and Beelieving with Guest Host Nata E...
Guest host Nata Edwards from WFNZ 610 the Fan's The Call Up joins as our guest host. We'll recap an uncharacteristically low-scoring week for the Charlotte Hornets and give you a quick update on the status of Al Jefferson who suffered a strained right ...
62 min
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A Veritable Hornets Nest of Rebellion
It began with the wounding of General Cousins of the Sacramento Royal Army. The 2nd regiment of the Charlotte Hornets led by Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin made a legendary comeback in front of a raucous home crowd at the Cable Box. The Hornets didn't giv...
65 min
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Taking stock with Justin Thomas of ESPN 730
The Charlotte Hornets began their 7 game home stand with back to back victories against the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. I recap the week that was and talk with Justin Thomas of ESPN 730 about how the Hornets have been able to turn a tough sch...
70 min
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Hornets Are A Tale of Two Stars
The Hornets are quickly becoming a tale of two stars, one rising and one trying to stay in the sky. It looks as if Nicolas Batum is getting the keys to the offense and he's driven it to an Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. Meanwhile, the Hor...
62 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Adam Chin of Baseline Buzz
The Hornets were .1 seconds away from dropping their second game at home and one shot away from getting a second straight victory over the Bulls. Such is life in the NBA. One play, one tenth of a second can make all the difference and yet larger issues...
62 min
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Hornets bruised but not battered
The Hornets got the shakedown late in San Antonio but still went punch for punch with them for more than a half. How much is the second unit to blame for the Spurs shooting streak? And can the Hornets use some much needed road rest to tackle a much imp...
62 min
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Saturday Night Live in Uptown Charlotte
We're going live from Fitzgeralds pub in the heart of Uptown Charlotte talking Hornets with the guys from Bring Back the Buzz. Can the Hornets sustain this level of relentless energy against the model of NBA stability, the San Antonio Spurs. PLUS We t...
64 min
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Are the Hornets hapless or hopeless?
The Hornets will try to put one in the win column for the first time this season on Tuesday against the Bulls. Should we all be worried about this early gate stumble? News is swirling around this team about who's getting extended and who isn't. Are the...
34 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: Chris Barnewall on the Horne...
Next Saturday, November 7th, we're going to be live at Fitzgerald's Pub in Uptown Charlotte starting at 6:30pm. It's part of Bring Back the Buzz's Charlotte vs. Everybody event. Learn more here and come see us do our thing live, in the flesh. Chris Ba...
39 min
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The Nine Lives of P.J. Hairston
Coach Steve Clifford shocked a few fans when he announced that P.J. Hairston would be the probable starter at the wing position. Notice we didn't say shooting guard or small forward. The two terms are already becoming archaic but when you have a coach ...
75 min
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Saturday Sit-Down with Andy Cook, stage manager...
Andy Cook is one of many people who work to make the game experience at Time Warner Cable Arena one of the best in the NBA for Charlotte Hornets fans. He also accompanied the team to China. He gives us an inside look at the trip, the origins of Frank's...
32 min
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Preseason would be perfection
Guest Adam Chin from Baseline Buzz joins us to parse the Charlotte Hornets preseason. Will the Hornets' offense be enough to overcome their defensive gaps?  PLUS:  Jeremy Lin is on an undeniable roll on the offensive end, is it sustainable?We're divin...
64 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: NASCAR driver and hardcore H...
NASCAR driver Ty Dillon is busy trying to finish off his XFINITY Series season with a championship but he took a few minutes to talk with us about another one of his loves, the Charlotte Hornets. He is a North Carolina native and has been a fan of both...
21 min
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The China Syndrome
The Charlotte Hornets got their China trip started off right...by playing NBA2K...and also winning! We'll discuss the first preseason game without MKG and what it means for the season ahead. And several individual performances stood out, who played th...
68 min
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Hornets Fantasy Stocks with Josh Lloyd of Red R...
**Note this was recorded before we got word about the severity of MKG's injury.  We brought in an expert to help get us ready for fantasy basketball this season. Josh Lloyd from redrockbasketball.com details what kinds of players to look for according...
26 min
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Will the MKG injury sink the Hornets season?
These are dark times in the Hornets fan kingdom. We're still waiting for a confirmation on how long the Hornets will be without MKG, but if you pray on the altar of WOJ, it's going to be awhile. Adi Joseph, NBA Editor at Sporting News, joins us in stud...
61 min
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Saturday Sit-Down: JB of Posterdunk.com on Nic ...
This week's Saturday sit-down has some international flavors. I talked with JB from the Posterdunk podcast, part of Posterdunk.com, a French NBA website. JB knows all about Nic Batum's NBA career and his international ups and downs with the French nati...
16 min
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Hornets start their engines
Don't be fooled by all of the football on your televisions. NBA basketball is upon us! The Hornets are kicking things into two-a-day gear at training camp preparing to make the playoff run fans expected them to make last season. We'll have analysis of ...
64 min
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Big Al's Flagrant Fowl
Al Jefferson has supposedly slimmed down after giving up Popeye's fried chicken. That's no way to earn an endorsement deal. We'll discuss that and the talk that Big Al's role in the offense will be scaled down. We released our final Summer Video Break...
64 min
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Saturday Sit-Down with Jacinda, Host of Hive TV
If you went to Time Warner Cable Arena to watch the Hornets play in Charlotte last season, you've probably seen her face. Jacinda Garabito hosts Hive TV, the Hornets in-arena entertainment alongside her co-host Fly-Ty. She's a familiar voice and face ...
29 min
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Can someone let Lin in please?
It's time for more Hornets talk for the hardcore fan. The weather is finally cooling down, football is heating up but we're only two weeks away from Hornets camp and their first preseason game October 3rd. We're doing our preliminary scouting of teams ...
61 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Wild Card Sele...
Hive Talk Live selects their wild cards for At The Hive's Charlotte All-Time Team
11 min
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Guest Adi Joseph, NBA Editor, Sporting News
MKG has been the face of the Hornets franchise this offseason but can be be their center piece on the court without a reliable three point shot? Guest Adi Joseph joins us in  to discuss that, the Hornets offseason strategy and the pros and cons of a du...
69 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Center Selections
The Hive Talk Live Charlotte All-Time Team is almost complete. It's time go in the paint and pick out Charlotte's greatest talent at the center position. Alonzo Mourning may associate himself more with the Miami Heat, but his time in Charlotte was domi...
18 min
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Bobby's World with Guest Bobby Marks
It's MKG's world baby, we're just livin' in it.  Hive Talk Live is back after an August full of Video Breakdowns and All-Time teaming. Neither of those are over yet, but after MKG signed we just couldn't wait any longer. Join us live at 6pm as we roun...
55 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Power Forward ...
You wouldn't know it from recent history, but the power forward position has traditionally been a position of strength and star power for the Charlotte Hornets. Larry Johnson started the trend when he burst on to the scene in 1991, claiming awards, acc...
23 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Small Forward ...
When the Hornets signed Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a four-year deal earlier this week, it was a recognition of his talent and what he does for the Hornets when he's on the floor, and what happens to them when he's off of it (spoiler: bad things and loss...
18 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Shooting Guard...
The shooting guard position has rarely been kind to the Charlotte Hornets or the Charlotte Bobcats. The '15-'16 Hornets are hoping to turn back this trend with newly acquired guard Nicolas Batum.  Without a wealth of options, our discussion turns into...
15 min
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Stinger: Charlotte All-Time Team Point Guard Se...
Doug and David make their picks at point guard for the Hornets All-Time Team. What's Baron Davis' place in Hornets history? Who's the better height-challenged Hornets point guard, Kemba or Muggsy? Listen and let us know what you think on twitter and fa...
21 min
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Stinger: Deep-ish Thoughts on the Hornets Schedule
The Hornets released their schedule on Wednesday along with the rest of the league. While the NBA blessed them with less back to backs (16) and zero 4 games in 5 night stretches, the Hornets were once again locked out of the national TV spotlight and f...
36 min
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Got Me Like Tyler Hansbruhhhh
Rich Cho once again ripped Doug and David out of their vacation to talk about the Hornets seemingly endless offseason. The Hornets added a fifth big that will be familiar to some local fans, all too familiar for some that aren't fans of Carolina Blue. ...
60 min
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Hornets in Lin-Now Mode
The Charlotte Hornets have made a series of moves this offseason but none hotter than signing free agent point guard Jeremy Lin. He brings a long millions of loyal fans worldwide. Is it a stretch to call Jeremy Lin the most popular Hornets player? Lin ...
56 min
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Stinger: Hornets Sign Jeremy Lin
The Hornets finally broke out of their free agency slumber with the signing of point guard Jeremy Lin. Lin has a massive fanbase, unique set of skills and a story that captivated the nation only a few years ago.  Nick Denning joins Doug to discuss why...
21 min
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Twenty Thousand Summer Leagues Under The Sea
The Hornets may be playing to quiet in free agency but things in Orlando are heating up. Fans got their first professional look at Frank Kaminsky but he may not be the most impressive Hornet to suit up for Summer League action.  Listen to find out who...
60 min