Major Bobcats Announcement Coming Soon?
Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:12 AM
MJ really deserves our support. He is an NC guy and our most famous.
He deserves this chance. He even loved the Hornets enough to try and buy the team from Shinn. If there was a name change MJ would be the perfect person to do it. For him it would be a win win.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:36 AM
He just became the owner and was smart enough to hire Cho so I'll give him a pass for now. Our next couple moves with Cho may be the beginning of a lasting turnaround.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:45 PM
Me thinks the release of Diaw was the announcement
Well that's no big announcement at all. Cats would win more games if they released everyone and hired the Harlem Globetrotters.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:57 PM
This team LED THE NBA IN ATTENDANCE FOR NINE STRAIGHT SEASONS.
As others have said, LJ and Zo were legitimate NBA superstars. Larry Johnson was a Dwayne Wade-type star who was only known by those who knew about basketball, but he was a top 5 or top 10 figure in the NBA during his time in Charlotte. Zo was an up and coming name and didn't necessarily reach his elite level untill he was in Miami, but he was the 1st pick in the draft, and everyone knew and recognized him. Muggsy Bouges, Bobby Phills, Vlade Divac, and of course, Charlotte's last superstar, Baron Davis, were other well known superstars that played for the Hornets.
Charlotte was a team that consistently made the playoffs in the 90s and was incredibly well supported and loved by this city. The atmosphere and the signiature things that happened at the Hive (Buzzing, Hugo, Noises after players scored, chants, etc.) were things that the Bobcats never even tried to recreate. The Bobcats have never given Charlotte a reason to go, the atmosphere at TWC Arena is just so boring compared to what the old Coliseum gave.
Watch this video, and if you're like me and were a young guy in his 20s who was die hard in the Hornet's heyday, it'll bring a tear to your eye if you haven't already seen it:
My point for writing this long ass post is that if the Bobcats can do something like change the name and make this team refreshing and fun, THE PEOPLE WILL COME. They did it for years. I'm not saying it has to be the Hornets, but this city did and could love the NBA.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:55 PM
20 years from now we can reminisce on attendance yecords, hearing "who let the dogs out" 50 million times, and 1st round exits, while the Bobs represent us NOW and BEYOND. these kids today never saw thre Hornets play and could care less.
Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:56 PM