Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Of all the animals to strike terror into the hearts of your opponent, no mascot shall be more feared than the mighty … pelican? Well… maybe. A Yahoo! Sports report claims that New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson wants to change the name of the team to the Pelicans as early as next season. The Hornet as a mascot is left over from when the team was in Charlotte, and Benson has reportedly wanted to change it ever since he bought the team last year. However, Hornets spokesperson Greg Bensel says not so fast. "We’re not confirming that is the name,’’ Bensel said. "This is a process that’s ongoing and still in discussions. And it will be eventually decided by the NBA.’’ NBA commissioner David Stern says he has no problem with the name change, but it might not happen as soon as Benson would like. "Knowing Tom he'd probably wrestle me to the ground tomorrow but I'm not going to give in that soon,” said Stern in a phone interview. The Pelicans we...
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