Hornets Promote Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for NBA All-Defensive Team (VIDEO)

by April 03, 2015

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a stated goal to eventually become the greatest NBA defender of all time, and that has to start by making a few All-Defensive teams.

The Hornets’ PR department created an elaborate website to promote MKG’s defensive prowess, complete with stats, media coverage and compliments from opposing coaches.

Per the Charlotte Observer:

The home-security theme is similar to last season when the Hornets’ public relations department did a “Big Al’s Paint Store” campaign to highlight center Al Jefferson’s low-post scoring. Jefferson was eventually named third-team All-NBA.


Clearly there is a case to be made for Kidd-Gilchrist. He’s an elite rebounder for the small forward position, and coach Steve Clifford has called him one of the top perimeter defenders in the league.


Kidd-Gilchrist said recently he aspires to be the best defender in NBA history. His confidence soared this season once he improved a shaky jump shot that made him an offensive liability.