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Of course I live in Meck County. Do YOU live in Meck County? Did you attend Hornets game in the 80s? I did.

Yup. I live in Huntersville now but my folks have lived in Cotswold for 30 years. Used to love going to see the Hornets back in the day.

Bobcats just don't have the same buzz (pun inteded) that the Hornets had. You know this is true KT!

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Its pretty funny how long this thread has been going considering how it started.

A serious question for the Hornets supporters: what exactly is your plan? I understand the reasoning behind wanting the Hornets name back, but New Orleans has that name and I doubt they are just going to give it up, so how do you plan on getting the name back?

The Seattle move is probably not going to happen, which I consider a good thing...I don't want to benefit from another city's misfortune. However, the NOLA fans have been clamoring for a rebrand ever since the Hornets came to town, and ever since the sale to the NBA, it's only intensified. They want to be rid of Shinn as badly as we want to be rid of Johnson; they feel like a fresh start would invigorate the fanbase...the parallels are all there.

If you have a minute, Google "rebrand the New Orleans Hornets". You'll see what I'm talking about.

I can't speak for everybody, but I feel like the best way to give both cities/teams what they seem to want/need (but what neither front office seems willing to acknowledge) is to exhaust every possible public forum available to us...you know, kind of a 'squeaky wheel gets the grease' mentality.

Hope that addresses your question! :)

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I don't get the Bob Johnson love either. Michael Jordan is the owner now.

Names mean something, and to a great number of people in Charlotte (90% according to that WFNZ poll), the Hornets name means a great deal more to Charlotteans than the Bobcats name does.

Cleveland got their name back, we are just trying to get ours back as well.

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How much money have you generated John? Or do you expect the Bobs to foot the bill? Are you asking for a handout?

MrTD, im obviously older than you. The Charlotte the Hornets played in was a big town. Todays Charlotte is a big city. When Hornets were huge there was 2 malls (most upscale store being Dillards) and carowinds. Downtown charlotte didnt exist. Panthers didnt exist. Thats all we had here for fun. If you think this is the same city as then, i dont know what to tell you. Nobody wants to be big town charlotte no more but hornets nostalgists. Everybody else is looking to the future of the city.

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What is your fascination with me needing to generate "millions of dollars", King? You seem to have the whole business model mixed up. You see, the B**Cats work for us. We, as fans, are CUSTOMERS. Customers, as they say, are always right. Of COURSE the B**Cats would foot the bill. Just like they've paid for every pr disaster they've ever attempted to execute over the last 8 years. The idea is that a swift, (relatively) inexpensive rebrand would more than pay for itself, both from the financial gain it would generate and the goodwill it would engender. Handouts?!? I, like a whole bunch of other people, work real-life, grown up jobs so we can spend huge chunks of our time/money on this franchise. Handouts...wow.

Ugh...talking to you is making me stooopitter...musstop......

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Mr. Touchdown where are you? Are you from Meck County?

Never question me about my city sir. I'm "Old School" Charlotte like BB Jamz and Stayin' Alive. West Fest. Spring Fest. What'cha know about City Fair? Flight 23 Shoe Store? Ever seen MJ play pickup games at the Grady Cole Center in the 80s? Gus The Bus? Fool I AM CHARLOTTE.

I aint even in this discussion or from Charlotte, but I had to give you +rep for this. Man, he probably wasn't expecting you to come back with this. Good stuff

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Charlotte...the good old days of Jim Crockett promotions and the NWA. Long live the Four Horsemen and Ric Flair!

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John the Bobs dont owe you anything. Just because Im from Charlotte I cant pay for a tour to the Nascar HOF and think that means I should run their vompany. Imagine me saying "hey Im a customer and you guys suck. You need to change your name. You need to hire more blacks. Your culture dont represent Charlotte, blah, blah.

Funny thing is, Charlotte didnt reject or turn down any checks Bob wrote. When he paid the expansion fee, crickets. When he resigned G Force, crickets. When he paid top dollar for LB, crickets. When he sold the team to MJ at a discount so he could get it, crickets. You guys basically want to use Bobs money for everything, then tell us he did nothing because you're ashamed you needed his help. Youre ashamed theres no one from our area rich enough or qualified enough to own an NBA team. And when I ask you to use your own money for your cause, you get offended.

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The only thing I'm ashamed of is having spent the last couple days attempting to have a well-reasoned dialogue with the likes of you, King. Especially when there are perfectly sophisticated brick walls all around me.

If you find time to tear yourself away from dusting your scale-model B** Johnson sculpture, come see us Friday! We'll be the ones up top, having a big ol' time :)

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I hope our talk has shown you John there's a lot more to Charlotte than WFNZ listeners and poll respondents and not everybody is jumping up and down about rehashing the Hornets. Im glad you're going to the games, but if you're not willing to accept the team and organization, I dont see how that helps anything. There are hundreds of people who go to Panther games each Sunday that either arent Panther fans or just go to be seen. We need more than that. We need people to take pride in our Bobcats.

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