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#16 King Taharqa

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

Bob Johnson is still a minority owner you know.


...and still very much in Michael's ear. Seeing our joke of a newspaper and the haters try to stick it to Bob Johnson while he is still in ownership and has alot of influence over our current owner and front office just might just be FAIL of the decade. :lol:

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

As are The Supersonics...
But seriously, am I the only one who thinks New Orleans should change there name so we can go back to being the Charlotte Hornets?


I agree with this, but if this can't happen, I really don't see the point.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

I love how people act like sooooo much has changed over 2 months when all Jordan has done is written two letters to the public.


Yet, those two letters have meant more than anything Bob did. Its the little things that count. The only name change id be down for would be it the league let the there be a name swap deal kinda thing..aka Charlotte gets the hornets back, new orleans the jazz and utah can get either the bobcats or come up with their own. We could even use the bobcats as sweet throwbacks...???

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:12 PM

As are The Supersonics...
But seriously, am I the only one who thinks New Orleans should change there name so we can go back to being the Charlotte Hornets?


No. I wish they would have pulled a Cleveland Browns and let us keep the name, etc. when they moved. But it's too late now.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

Yet, those two letters have meant more than anything Bob did. Its the little things that count. The only name change id be down for would be it the league let the there be a name swap deal kinda thing..aka Charlotte gets the hornets back, new orleans the jazz and utah can get either the bobcats or come up with their own. We could even use the bobcats as sweet throwbacks...???


How many letters did Jerry Richardson have to send out?

Hell, he won't even talk to the press.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:59 PM

Might as well give up on that "getting the Hornets name back" dream. Aint gonna happen. I just bought a bobcat jersey, they need to keep the bobcat name

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:08 AM

Wow, this is great news!

I literally just got done w/ an e-mail/letter about why Jordan should change the name to the "Flight". I sent it to the Bobcats front office (it probably won't get read, but it's definitely worth a shot)

All the help (from fans) we can get will send a message to MJ (which it seems like he already knows)

In hindsight, I'm so glad Bob Johnson was rewarded the franchise and not Larry Bird. Now we have the greatest ever running the team and he seems to really be in tune w/ with the fans.

I'm super excited for Charlotte basketball!

Thank you MJ!!!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:10 AM

Yes lets change the name to something gay like Flight.

I like the Charlotte Queens better.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:12 AM

It's def. not too late in the game.

It would be a smart move...on many levels...

We shouldn't feel we Have to keep the name now just b/c it's the name. It's a terrible name, and most of you now saying 'no' know that.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

Yes lets change the name to something gay like Flight.

I like the Charlotte Queens better.


I'm sure that's what Magic fans were thinking in 1988.

Look at these photos, just imagine the possibilities!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

I love how people act like sooooo much has changed over 2 months when all Jordan has done is written two letters to the public.


It's more about the buzz that's being created.

Not actually changes to the franchise.

He can do that though by changing the name.

Jordan wants this to be his team...not BOB Johnson's.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:19 AM

...and still very much in Michael's ear. Seeing our joke of a newspaper and the haters try to stick it to Bob Johnson while he is still in ownership and has alot of influence over our current owner and front office just might just be FAIL of the decade. :lol:


I think, for this franchise, the fail of the decade was naming the team the BOBcats ...after his ego, which took precedence over what the fans wanted. Doomed from the start.

MJ can change everything. It is truly in his hands.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

Why don't you quit being selfish and think about the core fanbase that has supported this team since day 1 and has bought a ton of merchandise?

So willing to spend other people's money and turn their fan apparel into a dishrag.

I think if they change the name at this point, its gonna leave the same bad taste in my mouth that Shinn did with his mishandling of the Hornets.

They change the name, and I will probably no longer continue to support them.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

They change the name, and I will probably no longer continue to support them.


Is that a threat?

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

?

Who could I possibly be threatening with that?

No. Its a statement. I would probably drop them like I did the Hornets the last 3 years they were here.

A name like Flight would be even more embarrassing than the Hornets.

Its become painfully obvious that the name change crowd really doesn't give a damn about the team or the fans.