Tuesday Thoughts: The return of the Charlotte Hornets
Growing up in Kentucky I obviously love basketball. When I was young I was a huge fan of Michael Jordan. I was also a fan of Larry Johnson who played for the Charlotte Hornets. I also thought the hornet’s team colors were unique and cool.
The Hornets were established in Charlotte in 1988 and played their finalize season in North Carolina in 2002. They then relocated to New Orleans. Charlotte would establish a new NBA franchise in 2004. The majority of basketball fans anticipated the new team mascot name to the “Flight.” These being a duel win with North Carolina being made famous for aviation pioneers and basketball being a game that specializes in elevation off the ground. Instead the franchise chose the nickname….bobcats.
What a disappointment.
At the start of the 2013 season New Orleans changed their nickname from hornets to pelicans. Another great opportunity missed. New Orleans Spirits maybe, but pelicans?!?!
Therefore, because the name hornets was free again, Charlotte will officially be the hornets again in the 2014-15 season. Click here for the Yahoo press release article with the new logos.