One cool things that seeing all this Hornets merchandise for sale at the Bobcats' team store does, is that it puts to rest a lot of the rumors about the old brand and what if anything Charlotte would have rights to or could use. I had kept hearing from those against the brand change, that New Orleans owned all rights to the Hornets brand and even if Charlotte got the name back. it wouldn't have any of it's history, etc to use. At the time, that sounded like a bummer.
Obviously, if the team has the rights to sell merchandise with Muggsy and LJ on it or even use the old logo on hats, that is not the case. Of course, the online shop is not selling products featuring ex-players who spent time in both New Orleans or Charlotte like Baron Davis or guys exclusive to New Orleans like Chris Paul. Still, this goes to show that Charlotte does have some rights to part of the Hornets history. From the beginning, I felt the NBA would split up the history books. Glad they are.
This is cool... maybe we can hang that old attendance banner up again? Actually there is a lot of cool things the franchise could do, now that we know the Hornets aren't basically "starting over" with their history.