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Celebrating a different kind of rebirth

Prior to my second trip in four months to New Orleans, a good friend of mine and I had a conversation about the NBA All-Star Game. “Let me say this,” I told them, “New Orleans is an awesome place, but people for the most part don’t care about basketball there.” “Why you say that?” my friend asked me. “In Louisiana, basketball is a niche sport. Meaning that you have...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan unveils Charlotte Hornets logo

Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan announced last spring that his team would be once again known as the “Hornets.” The nickname served the city’s NBA franchise from 1988 until 2002, when former owner George Shinn moved the team to New Orleans. Shortly before Michael Jordan announced the switch to the Hornets, the NOLA team became the Pelicans. The Hornets name comes from...
Via The Sports Bank
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

With change to Hornets OK'd, Charlotte chasing its past

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Muggsy Bogues, the NBA's shortest player in history at 5-foot-3, ran the point at a frenetic speed, pestering any opposing guard who thought it prudent to dribble in his building. "Grandmama" took off the wig and elderly woman's dress to attack the glass and the rim with a bounce and aggressiveness that made him every fan's favorite player...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Moves to Change Charlotte Team Name Back to Hornets, But Switch Likely Won’t Happen Until 2014 Season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team’s name to the Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said. The person said Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a news conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on a condition of anonymity because the name...
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Stay In SacTown; Seattle Should Be Angry

The NBA has made it clear: the Kings are staying in Sacramento.  To make a long story short, the Kings owners are losing money and want a new arena to replace ARCO (or whatever it is called this week).  They had a deal to sell it to an ownership group that would move the team to Seattle and rebirth the SuperSonics.  The NBA was on board until Sacramento mayor and former NBA All...
Via Sportz Assassin
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats' return to Hornets nickname 'win-win' in Charlotte

Itll be at least 18 months before the Hornets name and original pinstripe uniforms will be back where it belongs in Charlotte, according to a report Friday that stated the teams looking to reclaim the name vacated after New Orleans announced their decision to change their name to the Pelicans. The Pelicans changed their name to get back to their Louisiana roots....
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats In Process To Change Name Back To Hornets

The Charlotte Bobcats have started the process to rename the team back to "Hornets," according to a source with knowledge of the situation. There is no timetable for the switch and Adam Silver has said such a change would take at least 18 months to implement. Charlotte's NBA team was known as the Hornets from its 1988 inception through 2002 when then owner George Shinn...
Via RealGM
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats Lose, In a Lottery

Can’t win for losing.  I mean seriously, the Hornets?  The Hornets, George Shinn ruined this city for NBA basketball and now, the Hornets get the Number One overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft? I don’t even want to get into the conspiracy theories, because it’s so simple to look that direction.  I just want [...]
Via BobcatsPlanet
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

So What Do You Bee-lieve

OR To Bee or not to Bee, that is the question.  Tis better to repair the franchise that we have, or do we re-embrace the NBA team we were first granted here in Charlotte.Fans, whether you're a Bobcats fan that bleeds orange and blue, or if you're a Hornets fan, yearning to bleed teal and purple again, this has to be one of the most interesting proposals the Carolinas have...
Via Trade Street Post
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

The NBA bought this Paul mess

This was even too hypocritical and laughable for the NBA to spin. The New Orleans Hornets -- the team that George Shinn sold to the league office to get out from under -- was going to gift its greatest (only?)...
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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