Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/24/13

RIP: The New Orleans Hornets (1988-2013) Okay, they were actually the Charlotte Hornets until 2002, but you get the picture. On Thursday, the New Orleans franchise officially announced that the team will change its name to the New Orleans Pelicans for the start of the 2013-2014 season. They also unveiled (prematurely) the new team colors and a new logo. The pelican, is the state bird for Louisiana. Right now, there is nothing official. Looks like someone hit the Easy Button too early. Sadly, the teal is gone. Long live Muggsy Bogues and Grand-mama. H/T Deadspin and SportsGrid

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