June 2, 2021 – The Charlotte Hornets released the following statements today regarding the passing of Rick Bonnell, the Hornets long-time beat writer for the Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Hornets Organization
“The Charlotte Hornets organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Rick Bonnell. The Hornets long-time beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, dating back to the team’s inaugural 1988-89 season, Rick covered the team with fairness, professionalism and unmatched insight for the last 30+ years. Generations of Hornets fans throughout the Carolinas gained valuable knowledge and information about not only the Hornets, but also the NBA, through his consistent daily coverage.