LAS VEGAS -- Arguably the most famous Charlotte Hornet ever -- Larry "Grandmama" Johnson -- says he's all for the Bobcats' nickname change, which should become official at the NBA Board of Governors meeting here July 18.
"It’s been there for a long time – we started out as the Charlotte Hornets – so that would be a great idea," Johnson told the Observer. "It should be a step in the right direction for those guys."
"It's North Carolina – basketball heaven -- (so) they’ve got have a team and a good one. A productive basketball team fans can get behind," Johnson said.
"I was a little sad. We led the attendance for five years. So for those fans, I hate to see it."