Why would players want to come here if we change our mascot?
IMO NBA players care about money, winning championships and maybe being in a larger market. Changing our mascot changes none of that.
I knoe it's kind of confusing and hard to explain but what do you think of when you think of the Bobcats???? Losers.
What about the Hornets? All the history and great years behind it.
Trust me, it'll bring success just by the name and logo.
For example, you move the Patriots franchise to Jacksonville and that team with Gabbert will still be respected bc the name is above another level. The name itself will attract players to come play there, etc