Translation: "we should be able to trash Bobcats fans and the Bobcats with no recourse"
"If you dont think a sorry Hornets franchise is God's gift to earth you're a hater!"
This could not be further from the truth. I respect (and appreciate) the current fans of the Bobcats. I don't trash things that I don't truly believe need to be reevaluated. I truly believe the Bobcats are a product of mismanagement and overall laziness. Bob Johnson brought an NBA team back to Charlotte, yes. But he did so in a way where he seemed to think the pre-established NBA fandom in Charlotte would just do all the work for him. He refused to listen to people's opinions for names (I'm not even talking about the Hornets name), and he overall did not make many (if any) decisions that benefited Charlotte or our Franchise.
For the second part of your statement, you again could not be further from the truth. Yes we want the Hornets name, because it has an already established brand recognition.... But don't believe for 1 second that I, and probably most of these people, wouldn't settle for a re branding to anything really.
What we're dealing with now is a Brand that's reputation is so tarnished with negative feelings and stuck in the gutter, that it really seems logical to start anew. I love Charlotte. I Love the Carolinas. But this Bobcats brand was a failure.
This is all my opinion. If you disagree with everything I've said, or just part of it, please feel free to offer your opinion and your stance on the current state of OUR franchise.
But please don't just turn to blind insults and conversation killing assumptions of another person's thoughts. THat just makes you, and more importantly our fanbase and community look bad.