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Charlotte Bobcats may want the Hornets name back

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tinman, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    good idea. bobcats is a horrible name. new orleans can come up with a billion different names too

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8693974/michael-jordan-open-hornets-name-back-charlotte
    Charlotte may want Hornets name
    Updated: November 30, 2012, 10:57 AM ET
    ESPN.com news services


    When the Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, owner Tom Benson said that he would like to change the name to something more fitting of the Big Easy. Before Wednesday's game, his wife Gayle reiterated that idea and added that the franchise would also like to change the team colors from teal and purple to red, gold and navy blue.

    Bobcats owner Michael Jordan was asked if he'd be interested in bringing the Hornets name back to Charlotte.

    "It's definitely an interest down the road, but right now it's the New Orleans Hornets," Jordan told the Charlotte Observer. "We would definitely entertain the opportunity. That's as much as we can say right now. We've heard the community ask the question, and we would listen."

    The newspaper reports that throwback Charlotte Hornets jerseys are popular among young fans in the area, and team web sites buzz with others who still prefer the name and color scheme of the Charlotte NBA team that started in 1988. But owners or fans won't have the final say. The league issued a statement Wednesday saying that it is aware of the Hornets intentions but the ultimate decision on team names and colors resides with the NBA.
     
  2. 713

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    3 Team Trade
    Charlotte gets "Hornets
    New Orleans gets "Jazz"
    Utah gets "Mormons"
     
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  3. BigBenito

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    I guess that would be one way to drive jersey sales for Charlotte.
     
  4. sugrlndkid

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    repped...:grin:
     
  5. MambaJoe

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    What a great steal by the Utah Mormons...
     
  6. TheresTheDagger

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    We can do better than that:

    Charlotte gets "Hornets"
    New Orleans gets "Jazz"
    Utah gets "Timberwolves"
    Minnesota gets "Lakers"
    Los Angeles gets "Kings"
    Sacramento moves to Seattle
    Seattle gets "Supersonics"
     
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  7. nono

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    For some reason whenever I read Hornets I immediately think of whores and nets
     
  8. Johndoe804

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    Utah Salties? Utah Saltines? Utah Deserets? Utah sucks.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Pieman2005

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    San Diego gets Rockets :eek: jk
     
  11. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Yeah they should get the Hornets name back since it carries so much historical and emotional weight.........
     
  12. jose

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    It's all about this:

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  13. WFU Guy

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    We can still do better than that ....

    Charlotte gets "Hornets"
    New Orleans gets "Jazz"
    Utah gets "Timberwolves"
    Minnesota gets "Lakers"
    Los Angeles gets "Kings"
    Virginia Beach gets "Seamen"


    http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/sto...a-beach-arena-comcast-spectacor-george-maloof
     
  14. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    New Orleans Crawfish or Jambalaya
     
  15. RedDynasty

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    New Orleans Hurricanes (too soon?)
     
  16. KingStevo10

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    New Orleans $tern's.
     
  17. supdudes

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    Charlotte would also want Kobe back, but that's not how the world works
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    This would be confusing.
     
  19. Deckard

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    The New Orleans Gumbo! Jazz, of course, makes the most sense, but I can't see Utah giving that up.
     
  20. Rokman

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    I like this but I think it should be:
    Utah Raptors (Tons of Dinosaur Fossils in the area.)
    Toronto Mounties
    Los Angeles Narcissists
     

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