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Charlotte Hornets Bobcats Rebrand Rename

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#21 rippadonn

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:13 AM

That Bobby Phills jersey hanging in the rafters in NO belongs here, so does Hugo! To me the NBA should set things right and not charge either franchise to make the changes. When you don't listen to your customer is when you FAIL.

When the NBA left Seattle the "SuperSonics" name stayed. Letting Shinn take the "Hornets" name was a big mistake and a slap in the face to the market. Giving a city back their team would be a good apology.

Oh I forgot, we're soooooo lucky we even got an NBA team again! If this team doesn't listen to their customer history will repeat itself.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

I think it'd be cool to get the name back, but it is certainly not going to make me buy tickets to see a shitty product.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

I think it'd be cool to get the name back, but it is certainly not going to make me buy tickets to see a shitty product.


Well then hopefully both can happen and please the market and fans from both the business and win side of things. Win win win win win

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

waits for Charlotte fans to point out how loyal they were 20 years ago, but havent been since...


That's because the Hornets were a good team 20 years ago....something that your great Bob Johnson or Michael Jordan have yet to do. The Bobcats have sucked every year.

Hornets...14 years in Charlotte and 7 playoff appearances
Bobcats...8 years in Charlotte and 1 playoff appearance...and now the worst team in maybe the history of the NBA

This team has screwed up every trade, draft pick, etc that they have had. Combo of Johnson/Jordan has proven to be pathetic at best.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

The energy pumped into the fans at home games would help the home court advantage, and with us having Portlands First Round pick as well A rebrad with two top ten draft picks goes a long way to helping refresh the fanbase with OUR name and great prospects!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

That's because the Hornets were a good team 20 years ago....something that your great Bob Johnson or Michael Jordan have yet to do. The Bobcats have sucked every year.

Hornets...14 years in Charlotte and 7 playoff appearances
Bobcats...8 years in Charlotte and 1 playoff appearance...and now the worst team in maybe the history of the NBA

This team has screwed up every trade, draft pick, etc that they have had. Combo of Johnson/Jordan has proven to be pathetic at best.


Couldn't have said it better!!!

Changing the outlook to a different brands gives us the fresh start that we so desperately need!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Ha, first the cost of a rebrand was "$3-$5 Million". By the end of the first week of our little Movement, somehow the cost had skyrocketed to "$5-$10 Million" (inflation, I guess ;) ). Now it's hundreds of millions?!? Let's agree that it doesn't cost more than the franchise's total value to change the colors on some tank tops and stationary.

Whatever the cost, it'd be worth it. Couple it with a few solid years of Cho-ball, a total eradication of the buddy-buddy cronyism that's reduced our front office/coaching staff to some sort of twisted 'Daddy Day Care', and some homerun lottery picks, and we're having an entirely different discussion in 2-3 years. We wouldn't be talking about 'Owning Tomorrow'. We'd be owning Wednesday, the month of May, and the rest of the motherlovin' calendar. This city would BELONG to the Hornets. And for the first time in a long time, this city would be proud it did.

Lots and lots of things have to start going right for this franchise to turn itself around; anyone can see that. A lot of those things are up to the whims of the fates...but one isn't...

MAKE THE CHANGE, MIKE!!!


Thank you John for Giving this movement the flame that it needed! Swarming the hive was truly epic, and anyone that witnessed it first hand knows how passionate the city is about IT"S HISTORIC NAME!!!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

I would like the Hornets name back. That being said, it would hardly make anyone come to the games. You're kidding yourself if you think a name change is going to sell out games to one of the worst teams of all time.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

not selling out the arena but an extra 500 fans a game is like a 15% increase over average attendance.....the sad part is these numbers aren't exaggerated....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Watching the Bobcats vs. Raptors game. Young Jeezy was there wearing a Hornets hat.