Buying a Hornets jersey this next week. Saw some today at the malls and they look SOOOO sweet. Think I am going with the purple but I am so torn about who to get. Gonna go to the site and get existing or custom so I don't care if it is off the rack or not.
Kimba isn't signed long term yet, but he is the leader.
Stephenson and the #1 is so synergistic with Cam and the Panthers it's almost vulgar.
Big Al is obvious but I still don't know.
My dark-horse is a Jordan 23 for obvious reasons even though I am both a Dookie and an ABC'er.
The 5 stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. In the spirit of Zod's last shot of Steve Smith as a Panther post, I just wanted to say a couple of things.
I do not take back any of my rants on this forum, my comments to friends, my call-ins to the Mac Attack, my rants to the Whiner Line. I truly believe we are better off without Steve. He is older. He has lost a step, maybe 2. He is not a good teammate and he was not good in any way for Cam's maturation process and he would have been even worse as a mentor to a new receiver like Kelvin.
When I heard Steve was gone my heart broke, got really pissed but then justified my anger by exaggerating his diminishing skills, skipped the bargaining phase along with the depression (self medication is really under rated) and now I accept it.
Not that any of you give a poo, but I am done beating the hell out of Steve Smith.
I can't write flowing articles like Philly B or Zod or pique your intellect like Mr Scot (who I think is actually Irish), or piss you off in the good way like Frash, or make you laugh like SCP, or do whatever everybody does on this forum like so many do. But I can tell the truth.
I'm done hating SS#89 for not being here. It wasn't his choice. He was a good Panther..........a great Panther........and we should be proud that he played for us.
Sorry for the rant but I had to get that off my chest.
I moved to NC in 1980. Fortunate enough, through my Father's employer, I was at the very first Hornets game vs. Cleveland...loss, but no one cared. No one.
Next game....December 14th, 1988, win against the Pacers. Rapture.
Both games included moments of deafness. Absolute, total deafness in which I could not communicate with my Father even basic sentences like, "That was awesome!" The crowd noise was too loud to even think much less have a convo.
I averaged about 15 games a year for the first 4 years before joining the military in 1991. Best entertainment a dollar could buy.
I am sorry to report that I never liked the Bobcats and only watched maybe 2 dozen games and only attended 14 games since their inception.
But, I watched every televised game last season that I could and will miss even less this year as the Hornets return to their rightful place.
To those of you under 30 that have made this happen with your petitions and social media push....I salute you.
To those of you over 40 that are like me...ain't this grand?
To MJ, even as a lifelong Dookie...you the man.
The 2014 draft, the 2014 FA, Big Al in 2013 and the re-branding have been a dream come true.
The Charlotte Hornets are my team, our team. I cannot wait to be there opening night.
Don't care if any of you respond positive or negative but, after the Lance signing, I just had to throw out there that for the first time in 20 years, I think you will not be able to have a conversation with your Father if you take him to a Hornets game.