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Major Bobcats Announcement Coming Soon?

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Been to quite a few Hornets and Bobcats games. I'd prefer that the NBA show the respect to the city and region that they should have shown when they took the whole Hornet franchise away. New Orleans didn't want that name they wanted a team and the NBA chose ownership in the fight and did exactly what George Shinn and Woolridge wanted to do, that was to screw Charlotte.

Trying to slither back into the market without addressing that slight was disrespectful to the citizens who invested their hard earned money and heart and soul into their Hornets. These people would like to pay homage to the players that gave us all they had night in and night out those people are just as much a part of us as the name and you took it all away. You throw us a piece of trash as a consolation prize in the process!? NBA you killed someone we loved did you think it would be that easy. Charlotte was tops in attendance for many years so...

I dont think its fair to blame the NBA for the Hornets leaving. The blame lies with Shinn and the Hornets who let their greed ruin them. Holding this city hostage for a new arena then threatening to leave if demands werent met is what led to their demise. Also blame the fans of Charlotte who turned their back on the Hornets. Check the attendance records their final 2 years here and in the playoffs and you'll see a city that showed just how unloyal they can be to their sports teams. They turned their back on "their team" over what the owner did, proving that they didnt really care about it. The Hornets were Shinn's baby, not Charlotte's. At that time, it was good riddance Hornets, good riddance NBA, we got Nascar and the Panthers! Now 10 years later, after the fact, people want to revise history and claim the Hornets belong to us. But the truth is, they dont. They've been in Oklahoma City and New Orleans since, they're just not unique to us anymore. The franchise is used damaged goods.

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they don't give a shi*

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People in Charlotte turned on the ownership and didn't want to support him. Everybody wanted him to sell the team because all of his dirt around town began to surface. People here wanted him to sell to Bruton or MJ but the guy wouldn't and he began to stink so bad the town couldn't endear it. The city wanted him to sell the team to new ownership before approving any move uptown.

Let's get the history correct now. The city never turned their back on the team. All the players knew why the stands were empty. The NBA chose to screw Charlotte because Shinn said so, why should we turn around and love them for it?

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People in Charlotte turned on the ownership and didn't want to support him. Everybody wanted him to sell the team because all of his dirt around town began to surface. People here wanted him to sell to Bruton or MJ but the guy wouldn't and he began to stink so bad the town couldn't endear it. The city wanted him to sell the team to new ownership before approving any move uptown.

Let's get the history correct now. The city never turned their back on the team. All the players knew why the stands were empty. The NBA chose to screw Charlotte because Shinn said so, why should we turn around and love them for it?

They could've still went to the games. They chose not to. Even playoff games you couldnt get 10,000 in the Hive. LMAO. Throw in Bobby Phills tragedy, a new crop of NBA players that Charlotteans werent high on, Jordan's failure to acquire the team, and people could've cared less about the Hornets here then. There was no push or demand to make Shinn give up the name in his move. Nobody cared. This sense of entitlement that the NBA owes us is laughable. We are LUCKY, I say it again LUCKY as hell to have another NBA team. Talk to those fans in Seattle, or Buffalo, or St. Louis, etc. Without Bob Johnson and the people who've contributed and supported the Bobcats since inception we would just have 1990's Charlotte Hornets 1st round war stories to live on. We'd be sitting up here begging the NBA to give us another chance. Another chance to prove we're big enough for NBA basketball. Begging to be in that spotlight again. Just like those cities I listed previously.

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They could've still went to the games. They chose not to. Even playoff games you couldnt get 10,000 in the Hive. LMAO. Throw in Bobby Phills tragedy, a new crop of NBA players that Charlotteans werent high on, Jordan's failure to acquire the team, and people could've cared less about the Hornets here then. There was no push or demand to make Shinn give up the name in his move. Nobody cared. This sense of entitlement that the NBA owes us is laughable. We are LUCKY, I say it again LUCKY as hell to have another NBA team. Talk to those fans in Seattle, or Buffalo, or St. Louis, etc. Without Bob Johnson and the people who've contributed and supported the Bobcats since inception we would just have 1990's Charlotte Hornets 1st round war stories to live on. We'd be sitting up here begging the NBA to give us another chance. Another chance to prove we're big enough for NBA basketball. Begging to be in that spotlight again. Just like those cities I listed previously.

Quit saying Without Bob Johnson. If he was never born there would be an NBA franchise in Charlotte right now.

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The NBA was actually lucky to get back in the market. I'll call it even.

People want to know why the Bobcats aren't loved like the Hornets were have a starting point if they didn't already. This was a great NBA city. The NBA chose an owner over a whole city/region.

If you don't fully understand the ALL the rumors associated with Shinn you may not fully understand why he lost the support of the community. It wasn't just that court story there was more a lot more.

It was never about the team.

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KT overvalues Bob Johnson. That's old news.

He's the only one.

I'm fine with the Bobcats name, but would also think bringing back the Hornets name and old colors would be pretty awesome. I only got to go to two games as a kid, but several Bobcats games (including playoffs) as an adult. The experiences don't even compare. I think bringing back the name/colors/brand would bring a sense of nostalgia that would throw the team in a positive light to the casual fans who haven't been interested since the Hornets were uprooted.

It's not an issue of rooting for one team or another. The folks that want the name back don't need to become NO fans... That makes no sense. People want OUR team, but with a brand they were comfortable with and are nostalgic about. Not the Bobcats which has left a majority of the city with a bad taste in their mouth because of the way things were mishandled to begin with.

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KT overvalues Bob Johnson. That's old news.

And Charlotte undervalues Bob Johnson, kinda how they undervalued Cam Newton at first. Thats old news.

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Quit saying Without Bob Johnson. If he was never born there would be an NBA franchise in Charlotte right now.

But unfortunately for you Bob was born, and he did put up the money to pay the expansion fee for us to get our Bobcats franchise. He did come up with the Bobcats logo and scheme, organization, etc, thus he is the FOUNDER of our NBA team. He did oversee the team its first 5 years of existence. He did bring Jordan into the fold and ultimately sold him the team. You guys can allow your bitterness to hold you and keep romanticizing the Hornets, the rest of us are living in 2012 supporting our Cats.

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