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Jordan Officially Interested In Changing Name to Hornets


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#49 Lomez

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

From what I understand, regardless of where the Hornets name ends up, the history of the franchise stays in New Orleans with the Pelicans. We would just be getting a name.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

fug New Orleans and the NBA. If the name comes back then we should also have claim to the records from 1988-2002 and 2004-present. The Cleveland Browns kept their records, so should Charlotte.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I was wondering if we get the Bobby Phills rafter jersey back.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

People refusing to support a team because of their name........... only the Charlotte local sports "fanbase" could fathom up a "cause" so pathetic and stupid.

Agreed.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

I'd be cool with being the Charlotte Hornets again. I'm interested in seeing if we'd keep our orange and blue colors or not.

Also, be prepared to go to Hornets games 5 years from now. You'll be seeing people wearing Bobcats gear, because fans love throwbacks.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

People refusing to support a team because of their name........... only the Charlotte local sports "fanbase" could fathom up a "cause" so pathetic and stupid.

That said, if we do take back the Hornets name they better keep it retro and not use that crappy logo and jersey changes that have happened since they've been in NOLA

Also the statistics are gonna be awkward as hell. If we take back Hornets...is Dell Curry the all time 3pt shooter for the Pelicans or the Charlotte Hornets? Will we negotiate just the Charlotte history part and they keep the NO Hornets part? Combine that with the Bobcats current history, essentially wiping out probably every team record? Or if they don't give us anything we won't be able to really associate with the 90s Hornets past the name I'd imagine, no Muggsy LJ Zo footage on the jumbotron opening night.

When Okafor comes to town do you still say he's the teams first ever draft pick? Or sit through the long winded explanation they will have to make every game when talking about different player connections to our team.

Definitely gonna be a weird process if it happens.


I wouldn't say that. I believe you'd just be reading a media guide that said Emeka Okafor was the first draft pick in Charlotte Hornets history in 2004, and the Hornets' all-time playoff record is 0-4.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Whether NOLA gives us our history or not, we should still put up Phills, Bogues, Johnson, and Mourning in the rafters. Period. Can you imagine an opening game at the New Hive, with Hugo running out, those 3 guys in center court watching their jerseys go up? That place would be nuts.

In addition to the name change, they need to renegotiate a better TV deal for the Hornets because there are thousands of people who can't even watch the team if they want to. Any Charter customer doesn't get the games, and the games are blacked out for others. It's ridiculous to have a professional team in the Carolinas that you can't even watch on TV.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

People refusing to support a team because of their name........... only the Charlotte local sports "fanbase" could fathom up a "cause" so pathetic and stupid.

That said, if we do take back the Hornets name they better keep it retro and not use that crappy logo and jersey changes that have happened since they've been in NOLA

Also the statistics are gonna be awkward as hell. If we take back Hornets...is Dell Curry the all time 3pt shooter for the Pelicans or the Charlotte Hornets? Will we negotiate just the Charlotte history part and they keep the NO Hornets part? Combine that with the Bobcats current history, essentially wiping out probably every team record? Or if they don't give us anything we won't be able to really associate with the 90s Hornets past the name I'd imagine, no Muggsy LJ Zo footage on the jumbotron opening night.

When Okafor comes to town do you still say he's the teams first ever draft pick? Or sit through the long winded explanation they will have to make every game when talking about different player connections to our team.

Definitely gonna be a weird process if it happens.


I supported the team, just not the name. It honestly took them getting rid of Bob Johnson for me to really, truly get involved with being a fan of the Bobcats.

People that hate the Bobcats, but will now love the Hornets confuse me. They probably aren't real sports fans to begin with.

It's the same product. But what you're saying will be kinda weird trying to find all the links and sorting out the confusion. But ya know what? who cares. Most of the bobcat years are years we wanna forget about anyway!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

I'd be cool with being the Charlotte Hornets again. I'm interested in seeing if we'd keep our orange and blue colors or not.

Also, be prepared to go to Hornets games 5 years from now. You'll be seeing people wearing Bobcats gear, because fans love throwbacks.


They're not going to keep the orange/blue colors unless we have a "throwback" game in a couple years.

One reason they changed the colors/court scheme this year is it will make a transition easier to the teal and purple.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

I was wondering if we get the Bobby Phills rafter jersey back.


It belongs here. It's a part of Charlotte sport history. A very sad part, of course, but a part nonetheless.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

KT on suicide watch?


The dude really showed his ass, and his true colors for that matter, last year and during the summer when the rebrand really started to gain some momentum.