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The Charlotte Bobcats will soon be the Hornets again


It’s time to break out that old Charlotte Hornets Starter jacket! Team owner Michael Jordan announced this afternoon that the Charlotte Bobcats have filed the necessary paperwork to take back their old “Hornets” nickname, which was freed up when New Orleans became the Pelicans. The NBA Board of Governors will vote on approving the name change when they meet up in July. Jordan also indicated that the colors may change from teal and purple, and that the logo may be modified.

Will two Cats soon wear Hornets gear? We’ll find out shortly during tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery (8:30 pm ET on ESPN).

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13 Comments for The Charlotte Bobcats will soon be the Hornets again

  1. raekwon
    7:39 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I haven’t rooted for the “Charlotte Hornets” since Rex.

  2. BigBluSotru
    7:41 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’m so nervous right now, I wonder what color suit Nerlens gonna wear to the draft tonite. They said Cal has arrived at the site with Nerlens. I wonder if matt is there tonite sitting with them? How is Nerlens going to put that Hornets hat on his head?. Is Micheal Jordan going to give him his jersey tonite? On stage . The first pick in the nba draft Charlotte Hornets select Nerlens from Kentucky. Yes another great nite.

  3. mudcreekmark
    7:48 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    Pelicans? Really? Is that the best they could come up with? Anyone else ever been to N.O.? They already have the Saints. I would have loved for someone to have had the balls to name the basketball team the Sinners. Would have been perfect!!!

  4. Thrashitup
    7:55 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    #2 – slow down there buddy. The draft isn’t til june

  5. mudcreekmark
    8:10 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    4) I started to correct him but I was hoping that he was just kidding.

  6. BigBueCharlotte
    8:22 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    God I hope Nerlens goes to Charlotte. Then Julius Randle can join him and MKG next year!

  7. BigBluSotru
    8:33 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    @4 and 5 what you guys mean the draft isn’t tonite ? i’m tuned into espn right now watching it.

  8. Kevin C.
    8:40 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    What is in a name? Would not a crappy team by any other name, smell…and play…just as crappy?

  9. Ridge Runner
    9:17 pm May 21, 2013 Permalink

    I’m normally not big on teams changing names. But in this case with a return to what was/is theirs -so to speak…I’m furrr it!

  10. Uncle Jesse
    12:18 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    So by them announcing now that they’re changing the name after next season, they pretty much prevented anyone from buying any Bobcat gear between now and then.

  11. Bizarro
    2:16 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Does that mean MKG went #1? I’m confus

  12. Jeffrey
    2:31 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    Ahhh, just like old times! 🙂

  13. tuxedo park
    7:36 am May 22, 2013 Permalink

    1. what about mashburn?