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Lovers of 90s Starter jackets, rejoice — the Charlotte Hornets are coming back with their old team colors. As it was in 1998, the Charlotte Hornets will don the classic purple and teal color scheme that fans once loved, according to the Charlotte Observer. The colors will be accented by black and light shades of grey and blue. Michael Jordan announced in May that the current Charlotte Bobcats intended to change the team nickname back to the Hornets, and the organization was given the go-ahead by the NBA in July. The original Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, and switched names to the Pelicans this season (they also have a frightening mascot). “We thought it was very important for us to listen to our fans and the overall community. There seemed to be an overwhelming desire to pay homage to the legacy of the Hornets, from their time here before,” Bobcats president Fred Whitfield said. “We listened to our fans, and that’s what led us in this direction.” During polling of the Charlo...

Charlotte to bring back old Hornets color scheme after name change

CHARLOTTE – When the Charlotte Bobcats decided to change their team name, they decided to take back their old name: Hornets. Now, they’re taking back the colors as well. The Charlotte Bobcats organization has announced that purple and teal will be the new team colors when the Bobcats change names next year. These are the […]

Jordan: Team will use same colors as old Hornets

Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says his team will use purple and teal as its primary colors when it changes its name to the Hornets next season. Those are the same colors players wore when the Hornets were in Charlotte from 1988-2002, before the franchise moved to New Orleans. The new color scheme will be accented by secondary colors of black, gray and light blue. The Hornets...

Bobcats’ Jefferson struggles through return

Wincing noticeably, Charlotte Bobcats’ center Al Jefferson made his return to the hardwood on Friday night from a chronic ankle issue, the joint holding up for six minutes before he was forced to repair to the locker room to get a new tape job… …but he was back on the floor to start the second quarter and played another 19 minutes, scoring nine points and hauling down six boards...

Bobcats/Hornets Going Back To Purple And Teal Colors

Michael Jordan is hoping a return to the past will bring greater fortunes in the future. Sunday, the Bobcats/Hornets announced their new color scheme for the name change in 2014-15 when the Hornets name is officially used again.   The old purple and teal colors will return, with the  black, cool gray, and light blue as the secondary colors.  The team plans to “paint the city”...

Charlotte Will Use Classic Teal And Purple Colors Next Season As Hornets

When the Bobcats become the Charlotte Hornets next season, they will do so by bringing back their old team colors of teal and purple. According to the Charlotte Observer: The Charlotte Bobcats will go purple-and-teal when they become the Hornets next season – as it was in 1988 and as the fans want it to be again. Bobcats management revealed the color scheme in an exclusive interview...

Charlotte basketball bringing back purple and teal color palette

With the New Orleans Pelicans in full effect, the Hornets name is available again for usage by an NBA team. Back in May, the Charlotte Bobcats announced their plans to become the Hornets. It's paying homage to the original NBA team in the city of Charlotte and it's also a brilliant re-branding plan to remind fans that basketball can be good there again. They can bust out...

Bobcats will rock purple & teal next season after name change to Hornets

The Charlotte Bobcats will be dumping that name and returning to the city’s roots using the Hornets nickname beginning next season. The Michael Jordan owned franchise is not only taking back the name – which became available once the New Orleans franchise dropped it to become the Pelicans – they’re also renewing the purple and teal color scheme associated with the original...

Cats Stats: Team Defense and the Interior

The Bobcats have built upon their heroic 3-3 start to get their record up to a blistering 7-7, daring to match their incendiary 7-5 start last year.  Excuse me if my adjectives are a little off, as I still need to recalibrate after years of watching the ‘Cats and Panthers struggle to win even a [...]

Jefferson leads Bobcats to 96-72 rout of Bucks

Al Jefferson muscled his way through the Bucks' defense. Then he cooled off by sticking the right ankle that had been bothering him in a bucket of ice. The Charlotte Bobcats are picking things up quickly with Jefferson in the middle again after the injury that had forced him out of the lineup. Jefferson scored 19 points, Gerald Henderson added 17 and the Bobcats handed the...

Bobcats fall as Suns bring end to four-game losing skid

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Channing Frye scored 20 points, P.J. Tucker was perfect from the field and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 98-91 Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Tucker scored 17 points on 6-of-6 shooting as the Suns beat the Bobcats for the fourth consecutive time. Tucker had three 3-pointers and his only miss of the night came on a late free throw...

Blogcat’s Take, 11/24

Wow, there’s a lot to take away from the Bobcats’ most recent performances…such as a desire to watch any more Bobcats games. Even though Saturday night’s win in Milwaukee was that rarest of rarities: a Charlotte blow-out of the opposition, I still felt the normal sense of queasy discomfort, because that Bucks’ starting lineup in [...]

Game #16 Recap: Boston Celtics Drop Charlotte Bobcats, 96-86

Boston Celtics 96, Charlotte Bobcats 86 The Celtics met the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte tonight after a win at the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night.  In what seems to be a trend, Boston did not start well tonight. After a Jordan Crawford jumpshot for the first points in the game, Avery Bradley lost the ball out of bounds and then committed a shooting foul on Bobcats' Gerald Henderson...

Celtics-Bobcats Preview

Although they've been one of the most surprising teams in the league, the Charlotte Bobcats are still struggling to pick up victories on their own floor. With Al Jefferson looking to finally move past a nagging ankle injury, the Bobcats hope to turn things around in Charlotte on Monday night and deal the Boston Celtics their seventh loss in eight games. The Bobcats (7-7) believed...

Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Bobcats

Boston Celtics (5-10, 3-6 road) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-7, 3-4 home) Time Warner Cable Arena, 7 pm on CSNNE Officials: Ken Mauer, Marat Kogut. Leon Wood    Line: Bobcats -4 (185.5) Get tickets to tonight's game in Charlotte  The Celtics snapped a six-game losing streak with an impressive 94-87 win in Atlanta on Saturday, while Charlotte blew out the Bucks 96-72 at home...

TLN weekly NBA game predictions (week 5)

The standings don’t look like you thought they would at this time right? Were five weeks in and the Knicks and Nets are two of the bottom three teams in the East, the Charlotte Bobcats are currently a top 5 team in the East, Derrick Rose is now out once again with no timetable, Kobe […]The post TLN weekly NBA game predictions (week 5) appeared first on The League News.
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