Die-hard Hornets fans have been through a lot. Outside of a few playoff runs during the original Hornets iteration in the 90’s, this fanbase has a lot to (rightfully) complain about. Naturally, Hornets Twitter can get dark at times, but with a talented young core it’s been a fun place the past couple of seasons.
To help you find the best accounts and tune out the noise, I’ve curated a list of some of the best accounts (besides myself, @mike_hoopsocial – survivor of the 7-win Bobcats season) to follow on Hornets Twitter. Keep in mind that these are not rankings and the accounts were not listed in any particular order.
Related: Hornets Social Media Directory
Hornets – @hornets
Official team account.
Charlotte Hornets PR – @HornetsPR
Official account of the team’s PR department. Turn notifications on!
Rick Bonnell – @rick_bonnell
Long-time beat reporter for the Charlotte Observer. He’s sadly no longer with us, but this list felt incomplete without this legend towards the top. RIP, Rick.
Rod Boone – @rodboone
Primary Hornets beat reporter for the Charlotte Observer. Typically the most plugged-in to major Hornets news and breaking stories.
Scott Fowler – @scott_fowler
Columnist for the Charlotte Observer. Tweets a lot about the Panthers as well, but is a must-follow for his Hornets content.
Locked On Hornets Podcast – @LockedOnHornets
Official account of the LOH podcast.
Walker Mehl – @WalkerMehl
Host of Locked On Hornets podcast and host of the SportsCenter-CLT radio show.
Doug Branson – @DougBransonLOH
Co-host of the Locked On Hornets Podcast. Still rocking the Bobcats cover photo.
Sam Farber – @SamFarberLive
Play-by-Play announcer and host of the Hornets Hive Cast podcast.
At The Hive – @At_The_Hive
Hornets blog for SBNation and a very active Twitter account, especially during games.
Jonathan DeLong – @JonDeLong42
Site Manager for At The Hive.
Crown Club CLT – @CrownClubCLT
Fan page that organizes pre and post-game tailgates and other fun events.
Bally Sports: Hornets – @HornetsOnBally
Official broadcast partner of the Hornets. Plenty of content and highlights can be found here.
Ashley ShahAhmadi – @ashahahmadi
Pre/postgame show host and sideline reporter for the Hornets. Also works for the Braves during baseball season.
Wes Bryant – @WesGotRange
Ashley’s counterpart on the pre/postgame show and multimedia sports personality.
/r/CharlotteHornets – @HornetsReddit
Official account of the Charlotte Hornets Reddit community.
Brian Geisinger – @bgeis_bird
Writes about the Hornets and co-hosts the Buzz Beat Pod. Also writes and Tweets often about ACC basketball.
Richie – @RichieRandall
Another co-host of the Buzz Beat Pod, and almost exclusively produces Hornets content.
Travis Hancock – @TBoneWFNZ
Charlotte sports radio mainstay- hosts the pre and post game show for the Hornets on WFNZ.
Filippo – @BarresiFilippo4
Italian Hornets super fan and podcast host.
Spencer Percy – @QCHspencer
Another Buzz Beat Pod co-host and excellent all-around Hornets follow.
Sam Perley – @sam_perley
Lead writer for Hornets.com. Sam has excellent insights on the team.
Steve Reed – @SteveReedAP
Covers Charlotte-area sports for the Associated Press.
James Plowright – @British_Buzz
Hornets Twitter’s favorite Brit. Writer for At The Hive and co-host of At The Hive Live Podcast.
Kyle Bailey – @KyleBaileyClub
Radio host on WFNZ, pre and post-game for the Hornets.
Sombrero Man – @FKNTORO
If you’ve ever been to the Spectrum Center, you know who this guy is.
CHARLOTTEMAN – @CHARLOTTEMAN3
Charlotte sports superfan- another account with equal parts Panthers and Hornets talk.
Jason Huber – @_JasonHuber
Writes about the team for multiple Hornets blogs and local publications.
BuzzTheBuzzer – @BuzzTheBuzzer_
Hornets Twitter- in Spanish!
Joseph Nation – @jaynay1
Tweets about the Hornets and also has a keen eye on the Draft and CBA/Contracts.
Lee B – @WhichCarolina
Co-Host of Buzz Beat Pod and Hornets Fan.
Dylan Jackson – @TheJacksonDylan
Journalist, photographer, and most importantly, Hornets fan.
Will Palaszczuk – @WilliePStyle
Now focusing more on Charlotte FC, but still tweets out a ton of Hornets content.
Max Millington – @mxwzy
Charlotte area journalist with multiple appearances on the At The Hive podcast.
Hornets Film Room – @FilmHornets
As the handle suggests, this account clips and posts Hornets video content.
Hornets Nation – @HornetsNation
Independent Hornets fan page with memes and other great content.
Fifth Quarter Charlotte Hornets – @FQHornets
A Fan page and Fifth Quarter affiliate for the Charlotte Hornets.
Cassidy McMahon – @CassMac_21
Tweets about the Hornets frequently- an excellent follow if you’re also a fan of the Panthers and Braves.
Div B – @StatCenter
Writer for The QC Collective and basketball superfan.
Chase Whitney – @chasewhitney_
Blogger for At The Hive. Formerly more Hornets-focused (now covering the Maine Celtics among other things), but is still a great Hornets and general basketball follow.
Jack Simone – @JackSimoneNBA
Writes for At The Hive, other NBA team blogs, and runs a Celtics website.
Nick Carboni – @NickCarboniWCNC
A local sports mainstay. Talks more about the Panthers but often tweets out great Hornets content as well.
Swarm & Sting – @Swarmnsting
Hornets Fansided affiliate.
Steve – @stevestweets_
Head of Swarm & Sting website and Hornets fan.
Evan Birchmore – @EvanBirchmore
Founder and host of Hornets podcast Bring The Sting.
Bring The Sting Podcast – @_bringthesting
Official account for the Bring The Sting podcast.
Under Construction – @UnderCo10
All things Charlotte Sports. Smaller account but a great follow.
Hornets Beard Guy – @HornetsBeardGuy
Season ticket holder and superfan. Has a beard.
Sergio Roure – @RuhrSeaho
Another great Spanish-language Hornets Twitter follow.
The Carolina Sports Despair – @SportsDespair
Local native that discusses all things Charlotte sports.
Noah Purser – @Sirpurser
Hornets fan and Cody Martin stan.
‘Nata Edwards – @NataTheScribe
Former co-host of the Locked-On Hornets podcast, and still tweets often about the team.
Hornets Sports Spot – @HornetSportSpot
Hornets fan and writer based out of Seattle.
Josh – @LotteryHornets
Hornets and Carolina sports fan.
HornetsFR – @HornetsFR
Looking for a French-language Hornets Twitter account? Here you are.
Chase Pletcher – @ChasePletcher4
Hornets and Panthers fan.
Hornets Nation – @HornetsNationCP
Clutchpoints’ Hornets affiliate. Good source for news, memes, and more.
Nicholas Wilson – @NickWilsonSays
WFNZ radio host and Hornets fan.
Ezell – @Ezell704
Big Hornets and Panthers fans. Also discusses MMA and combat sports.
Simon – @Civrock
Hornets fan and Reddit community mainstay.
streako. – @iamstreako
One of the best up-and-coming, and funniest, Hornets fans on Twitter.
Bradford Coombs – @Bradford_NBA
Writes about the Hornets for Baseline Buzz.
David Walker – @DaviDBWalker
Hornets podcaster and fan.
Nick Denning – @NickDenning
Hornets fan who typically live-tweets during games.
Jameet K – @jsk1030
Huge Hornets fan and season ticket holder.
Eric Collins Fan Page – @EricCollinsFan1
The GOAT play-by-play announcer is NOT on Twitter. Here’s the next best thing.
HornetsGIFs – @HornetsGIFs
Fan page with – as the name would suggest – a fire GIF game.
Embrey – @embreyNBA
Hornets fan and self-proclaimed Miles Plumlee Stan.
Ben – @benhuncc
A smaller account, but one of the smartest Hornets Fans on Twitter!
Buzz – @buzz_szn
The biggest combo LaMelo + Bouknight Stan account on Hornets Twitter.
<3 – @MeloWRLD
Die-hard LaMelo Stan and depressed Hornets fan.
RIP Juice and X – @L0T13R_
Vibes and tweets Hornets props during games.
Ben – @BENJAYLATREZ
Hornets fan. Wasn’t originally on the list and I got yelled at.
jamie – @nscjamie
Hornets fan from the UK. Reasonable, allegedly.
andrew – @AndyFromCLT
Charlotte Hornets and baseball fan.
Ball brother aficionado and Hornets fan.
No team Twitter list is ever complete, and we want to hear your feedback. Tweet at us at @hoop_social to let us know who we’ve missed!