Larry Johnson's beef with Alonzo Mourning included a sad Hornets mural and a weird Knicks-Heat fight


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  • Chris Ross
    Chris Ross  4 hours back

    I hate being a hornets fan

    • dead account
      dead account  2 days back

      lol this was when I first started dipping my toe into the NBA. In NBA jam. The hornets were about the only team whose two players. That I was aware of both.

      • Marc Amerine
        Marc Amerine  2 days back

        Nothing like Seeing a Bunch 6’6-7’0 FAKE TOUGH GUYS Trying to Fight.. Are B-BALL Players the Worst Fighters In World Or is Just Me..???

        • William Ryan
          William Ryan  2 days back

          Zo really came off like a prima Donna through all this. His way of handling things and getting his way was a big instigator in creating the all powerful players holding teams hostage era were in now. Unlike Zo I’m happy for another’s financial success and realize that’s good for players to have that leverage, but it’s a problem for the league in that fans don’t get behind players that leave a franchise and city hanging at the first sign of trouble.

          • ShoexGame85
            ShoexGame85  6 days back

            Imagine if Charlotte had kept Larry Johnson and Alonzo, and then drafted Kobe Bryant ... man...

            • Lonestar
              Lonestar  6 days back

              The Hornets of the 90s should go down as one the great tragedies of the NBA, so much talent unfortunately pissed away, they couldve been champions had they stayed together and grown up a little bit

              • Spek Tak
                Spek Tak  7 days back

                Charlotte North Carolina 💪

                • Bumps INF
                  Bumps INF  7 days back

                  If your a Pelicans fan, how can you not miss those Hornets Uni’s!?

                  • Miguel de Jesus
                    Miguel de Jesus  1 weeks back

                    Loving this hardwood history!!!

                    • David Robinson
                      David Robinson  1 weeks back

                      As a lifelong North Carolinian, I watched this whole thing unfold. People have to understand that Charlotte was a fledgling team then, and most people don't want to play for a team that didn't exist while they were growing up. Charlotte, citywise, isn't close then to what it is now.

                      But neither LJ not Zo wanted to play for the Hornets, no matter how successful they were. LJ threatened to sit out if they traded Kenny Gattison, saying, "If Gat go, I go." The Knicks seemed like the team to take over after MJ retired the first time, so of course that was a desired spot. Miami was, of course, Miami 🌠👙🍑😍

                      We were never gonna keep them, no matter what, but it was great while it lasted.

                      • B. Weatherspoon
                        B. Weatherspoon  1 weeks back

                        Larry Johnson thought he was the better player, had the chance to prove it, and failed miserably without Mourning by his side. Mourning thought he was the better player, went to Miami, proved he didn't need Larry Johnson

                        • V. Scott
                          V. Scott  1 weeks back

                          Good video.

                          • Sunrise Eternity
                            Sunrise Eternity  1 weeks back

                            Your basketball knowledge and ability to comment while telling the story makes your videos worth watching. Most of the YouTube nba history videos are terrible. I hope you crush them out of existence. Thank u.

                            • el Negro Noche
                              el Negro Noche  1 weeks back

                              Then Michael Jordan BUYS the Hornets! 🤣

                              • JohnnyJohn116
                                JohnnyJohn116  1 weeks back

                                I wish they would have landed those punches

                                • HRTVFan2
                                  HRTVFan2  1 weeks back

                                  4:00 Getting called the team leader by the owner and then the #2 guy in the team hierarchy saying you're not even the best player on the team. How's that for mixed signals?

                                  • China Expat
                                    China Expat  2 weeks back

                                    80s-90s basketball was the absolute best

                                    • Fernando Bravo
                                      Fernando Bravo  2 weeks back

                                      That was the only time we lost to Miami and we got robbed .. everyone knows at the very least Ewing should’ve never been suspended... no way the bulls get passed us that year. We were to deep

                                      • Cecil Hammerton
                                        Cecil Hammerton  2 weeks back

                                        Beef-stuffed beef? Doesn't that cause zombies?

                                        • Bad Azz
                                          Bad Azz  2 weeks back

                                          Can we get a BEEF episode about Scottie Pippen and Isiah Thomas?

                                          • mike vincent
                                            mike vincent  2 weeks back

                                            There had to be a girl involved

                                            • Steve Reilly
                                              Steve Reilly  2 weeks back

                                              I hated mourning still do ...hes arrogant and couldn't sniff Ewing or Hakeems ass

                                              • Dennis Freeman
                                                Dennis Freeman  2 weeks back

                                                I can go back further that beef started in college go back and look at the NCAA tournament when Georgetown played unlv

                                                • M.H. L.
                                                  M.H. L.  2 weeks back

                                                  There was so much beef in the NBA, Arby's was jealous...

                                                  • Davinio
                                                    Davinio  2 weeks back

                                                    This is what would've happened in Orlando if they kept Chris Webber

                                                    • staying out of trouble
                                                      staying out of trouble  3 weeks back

                                                      Imagine one of those punches landed.......

                                                      • Austen Hernandez
                                                        Austen Hernandez  3 weeks back

                                                        Yea zo was upset with all the grandmama talk in the world

                                                        • AP AP
                                                          AP AP  3 weeks back

                                                          All the fighting between Knicks and Heat and Michael Jordan collected all the chips. And the Knicks are stuck with James Dolan now.

                                                          • AP AP
                                                            AP AP  3 weeks back

                                                            I remember the night I saw that on MSG never forget it. at least in 98 we came out on The winning side. 97 David Stern ruined it for us.

                                                            • Maniacal Jedi
                                                              Maniacal Jedi  3 weeks back

                                                              Probably one the most tumultuous eras' in NBA history

                                                              • Greg Gentile
                                                                Greg Gentile  3 weeks back

                                                                Mourning was so overrated and such a douche. Larry Johnson would have destroyed him, good thing players jumped in.

                                                                • i stay fresh
                                                                  i stay fresh  3 weeks back

                                                                  Larry Johnson didn't live up to the hype, a few you tube highlights but that's it Mourning the better all around player

                                                                  • Wario's Gold Coin
                                                                    Wario's Gold Coin  3 weeks back

                                                                    Alonzo Mourning was not the best center / power forward of his era, but he was still non the less one of NBA's best centers and had a HOF career.
                                                                    Shaquille O'neal, David Robinsson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Vlade Divac etc.... what an era of dominant center players.
                                                                    Still there was still Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls to deal with ;-)

                                                                    • Wario's Gold Coin
                                                                      Wario's Gold Coin  3 days back

                                                                      fair enough!!!

                                                                    • R. Delgadillo
                                                                      R. Delgadillo  3 days back

                                                                      Disagree again. Shaq stated he wouldnt of won his 4th chip without Zo defense. So theres that....

                                                                    • Wario's Gold Coin
                                                                      Wario's Gold Coin  3 days back

                                                                      Alonzo Mourning? Possible, but then again I never saw him reach beyond most of the big men in there era. He could never take his team(s) to the finals until Shaq came around late on.

                                                                    • R. Delgadillo
                                                                      R. Delgadillo  3 days back

                                                                      Defensively he was... up there with dikembe . Hr had the best all around game to alk other centers besides hakeem. Should re watch this era again bruh...

                                                                  • Palace Of Wisdom
                                                                    Palace Of Wisdom  3 weeks back

                                                                    I didn't remember that the Lakers got Kobe for Vlade Divac. I swear every deal goes their way to a degree that can't possibly be by chance.

                                                                    • swl9380
                                                                      swl9380  3 weeks back

                                                                      SAME THING WITH shaq n penny with magic

                                                                      • David Thomas
                                                                        David Thomas  3 weeks back

                                                                        Dont forget this beef between these two started over a woman

                                                                        • Charlie Martinez
                                                                          Charlie Martinez  3 weeks back

                                                                          Imagine if zo and Johnson were the inspiration for the movie...

                                                                          BAD BOYS 💣💥✊

                                                                          12 years , 84 million? 🤔

                                                                          7 mill a year? Ohhh yeah!!! Grandmama was worth i.t. ✊

                                                                          • Charlie Martinez
                                                                            Charlie Martinez  3 weeks back

                                                                            Rockets titles...

                                                                            Could of been Knicks, Pacers, hornets, magic and suns...

                                                                            I wouldn't of mind if Knicks and suns won a chip...

                                                                            Oh well!!! 💣💥

                                                                            • Kitsune Klove
                                                                              Kitsune Klove  4 weeks back

                                                                              2:46 His ears look very small in that picture

                                                                              • Jadonn Williams
                                                                                Jadonn Williams  4 weeks back

                                                                                Man have times changed... Now even the worst NBA players getting 3 year deals with like 118 million garunteed

                                                                                • rosselliswilkinson
                                                                                  rosselliswilkinson  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Zo was one of the great centres.The kidney illness hindered his latter career.

                                                                                  • Matthew Rusinyak
                                                                                    Matthew Rusinyak  4 weeks back

                                                                                    They sincerely didn’t land a single punch smh

                                                                                    • Steve Wise
                                                                                      Steve Wise  4 weeks back

                                                                                      George Shinn was an ass and one of the worst owners in NBA history. The NBA forced him to give up ownership of the Hornets.

                                                                                      • Sefton Cookie
                                                                                        Sefton Cookie  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Basketball players are awful fighters.

                                                                                        • Jimmy Jc
                                                                                          Jimmy Jc  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Ridiculous story. Figures SB Nation creates some nonsense to generate clicks.

                                                                                          The truth of the matter here is LJ was a pig. He was smashing anything that moved in those days. He started off with Kendall Gill's wifey/fiance. Gill went into a depression following it, with LJ supposedly taunting him on a daily basis over him trying to mimic the way Jordan played on the court. Then came the piping out of his woman.

                                                                                          LJ eventually did the same to a groupie Mourning fell in love with. LJ reminded Zo of it constantly. LJ was a true bully in every sense of the word. He wasn't a very nice guy at the end of the day. One could say Karma got him for all the dirt he did.

                                                                                          • Kevin Stewart
                                                                                            Kevin Stewart  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Was there a better tandem in NBA Jam than these two?

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                                                                                              • regression
                                                                                                regression  1 months back

                                                                                                great video.