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Miami Heat beat Charlotte Bobcats 99-88

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for an efficient 48 points and the Miami Heat pulled away from the pesky Charlotte Bobcats for a 99-88 victory.

Charlotte Bobcats defeat Chicago Bulls 91-86 in overtime

Kemba Walker led the Charlotte Bobcats to a 91-86 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls in the regular season finale for both teams.

Charlotte Bobcats beat Atlanta Hawks 95-93

Chris Douglas-Roberts' floater at the buzzer lifted the Charlotte Bobcats to a 95-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

Charlotte Bobcats defeat the 76ers

Al Jefferson continued his dominating play with 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats pounded the Philadelphia 76ers, 123-93, on Wednesday.

Charlotte Bobcats beat Brooklyn in overtime

Al Jefferson racked up 35 points and 15 rebounds to help lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a hard-earned 116-111 overtime victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

NBA: Houston 100, Charlotte 89

Houston Rockets to a 100-89 triumph over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Brooklyn 104, Charlotte 99

Brooklyn Nets' 10th consecutive win at the Barclays Center, a 104-99 decision over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Atlanta 97, Charlotte 83

Paul Millsap netted 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks continued their recent dominance over the Charlotte Bobcats with Monday's 97-83 triumph.

NBA: Charlotte 101, Milwaukee 92

Kemba Walker scored 21 points with eight assists to help the Charlotte Bobcats take down the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-92, on Sunday.

NBA: Charlotte 98, Washington 85

Al Jefferson donated 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 98-85 win over the Washington Wizards.
Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Nothin' but Net: Questions abound for Jackson, Knicks

Here's my analysis of Phil Jackson reportedly running the New York Knicks basketball operations: I have no clue.
Grizzlies move past Charlotte Bobcats

Grizzlies move past Charlotte Bobcats

Mike Conley scored 20 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 111-89 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.

NBA: San Antonio 92, Charlotte 82

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Tim Duncan's double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds Friday sparked the San Antonio Spurs to a 92-82 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Charlotte 90, New Orleans 87

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson poured in 33 points and corralled 10 rebounds Friday, igniting the Charlotte Bobcats over New Orleans 90-87 for a third straight victory.

NBA: Charlotte 116, Detroit 98

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson provided 29 points and eight rebounds Wednesday and the Charlotte Bobcats bested Detroit 116-98 to complete a home-and-home sweep.
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Boston Celtics forward Al Jefferson dribbles around Phoenix Suns forward Kurt Thomas at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on February 1, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)
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Al Ricardo Jefferson (born January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

Born on January 4, 1985 in Monticello, Mississippi, Al spent his childhood in the small nearby town of Prentiss, complete with a population of just 1,500. The Jefferson family was a staple of the Progress community, a close-knit, predominantly black section of Prentiss. While his mother Laura worked as an assistant teacher in Prentiss Elementary School, Al's father was killed in a work-related accident when he was very young, leaving him without the guidance and discipline a father figure provides. He had a strong support system around him – his grandmother, Gladys Jefferson, lived on the same property as Al and his mother, and several other family members lived in the nearby town of Progress. But not having a father in his life allowed Al to find his way into trouble as a boy. As Al entered his teen years, though, an incredible growth spurt saw him sprout into a 6'4” eighth-grader, and saw him discover what would become his first love; basketball. Dr. Jefferson himself had been a stand-out player, earning a scholarship in the early 1970s to play for the University of Southern Mississippi. He helped Al to learn the game, and the youngster's enthusiasm for the sport, along with his incredible size, became impossible to ignore.

Al started as a freshman for Prentiss's varsity squad, and it was evident he possessed superior athletic ability in addition to his now 6'8” frame. But it was in his junior season where he became one of the elite players in the country, drawing the attention of both college coaches around the country, and the scouts of the NBA. Jefferson attended Prentiss High School in Prentiss, Mississippi from 2000–2004. In his senior year for the Bulldogs he averaged 42.6 points, 18 rebounds, and 7 blocks per game. He had earned a scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas to play with the Arkansas Razorbacks but opted out to enter the 2004 NBA Draft.

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