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Rebrand Hornets

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And you guys can't tell me you don't get goosebumps when you think of Kelly Tripucka and his sweet white man's fro dumping in 3's.

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My favorite Hornets team will always be that Baron Davis lead team in 2000-2001. That was an exciting team, and Baron was an exciting player. I'll never forget the headbands worn for that playoff series against Miami, David Wesley coming around the baseline for the turnaround jay. I was 12 years old and was a regular coming from Winston to Charlotte to most home games including the playoffs. Good times.

I just hope if they come back Michael's able to put a competitive team out there, and the city of Charlotte and surrounding areas doesn't screw it up again...

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loved that team. Wesley, Baron Davis, Mash, Maglore, PJ, Traylor. My first NBA time I cheered for, I was like 10 years old.

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I'll start caring about the bobcats / Hornets or whoever once they put in a nucleus of legitimate players and keep them for a few years. The team has no identity except one of inconsistency and failure. Why would I pull for that?

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I'll start caring about the bobcats / Hornets or whoever once they put in a nucleus of legitimate players and keep them for a few years. The team has no identity except one of inconsistency and failure. Why would I pull for that?

true definition of a fair weather fan. you either support your home team or you dont, there are no variables.

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Not really. I don't pull for another NBA team. Charlotte is the only one with a chance to catch my interest. They would need to be a legit NBA team though.

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I'll start caring about the bobcats / Hornets or whoever once they put in a nucleus of legitimate players and keep them for a few years. The team has no identity except one of inconsistency and failure. Why would I pull for that?

And this is yet another reason why the rebrand would capitalize on the rebuilding plan already in place for on-court success. For the most part, the Bobcats haven't built a solid fanbase or rapport with fans. A good deal of us have been actively pulling for them since day one, but there are thousands of potential fans who have avoided the team either because of the brand and some bitter feelings or the lack of a consistent, quality product on the floor... or both. Pull them in now with the rebrand and they'll stick once the product meets the hype of the new identity in 2 years or so.

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The rebranding walls are closing in... How do I counter it?

SMH...

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If your point was to offend people and make them feel the way you feel about the potential Hornets rebrand for the Bobcats, then you may have made your point. Problem is, there is no public outcry for a rebrand of the Panthers. The Panthers merchandise sells. The fanbase has never been alienated. JR listens to suggestions, calls fans himself, interacts with fans, etc. The stadium is always full, thanks to PSLs, and if you don't like opposing fans being in the stadium you should take your efforts to raising awareness about our own fans selling their tickets to non-fans.

This is getting pathetic.

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Forget about rebranding. Just spend 100% of the time, money, and resources in adding talent to this pathetic excuse of a roster.

I would even settle for a team not making the playoffs that is at least competitive.

Why would I spend my hard earned money to come watch this abomination lose by 30+ points yet again.

We are not even competitive in games.

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Yeah whether KT wants to admit it or not, this grassroots hornets movement is garnering attention and this ball is rolling!

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ball is in New Orleans court, have to wait for Benson to rebrand them and release the name.

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