A curveball at The Charlotte Hornets before their most important game of the season. The Hornets had an odd mishap in their team bus before Wednesday’s play-in tournament against the Atlanta Hawks.
En route to the game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a train randomly stopped in front of their bus. That delayed the Hornets, and they had to get off the bus and walk to the arena.
Hornets big man Montrezl Harrell uploaded a video of the scene. Then, Harrell and teammate Miles Bridges dragged the NBA for not being fair.
Charlotte coach James Borrego, who had served as an assistant in the NBA for nearly two decades before becoming the head coach of the Hornets, said that he had never once seen that train stop.
Fortunately for the Hornets, Atlanta’s weather on Wednesday was mainly clear and pleasant, with a high of 78 degrees. But that is certainly not how you want to be welcomed ahead of a win-or-go-home game.
The Hawks had an eight-point lead at halftime of the game. So if they beat Charlotte, expect some Bill Belichick-Esque conspiracy theories to abound about how that train stopped when and where it did.