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The Charlotte Bobcats are no longer a thing

When Michael Kidd-Gilchrist woke up this morning in his twin-bed made of gun powder and nails, he was no longer a Charlotte Bobcat. The Bobcat days are no more. No, today, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a Charlotte Hornet. (It remains to be seen if that is any better.)

Charlotte returned to the Hornet mascot that it once had before the franchise packed up its things and relocated in New Orleans. When that team became the Pelicans in 2013, freeing up the Hornets brand, new Charlotte team owner Michael Jordan jumped on the opportunity to bring back the buzz. The purple and teal color scheme and pesky insect logo officially returned at of 12:01 am today.

Say hello to the new look:

The old one is better.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for The Charlotte Bobcats are no longer a thing

  1. Charlotte Wildcat
    10:36 am May 20, 2014 Permalink


  2. theRealDeal
    10:48 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

    Why in the heck are all UK fans always so paranoid that a Louisville fan is right around the corner all the time? Are you always really so fearful of that better, OLDER program? And for the record… It really is soooo very cute that UK fans call Louisville little brother… Considering the fact that by every fact and statistic, UK is technically the little brother in this state. Sounds like an inferiority complex if I’ve ever seen one.
    UL founded in 1798
    UK founded in 1865
    UL has the most profitable college sports franchise in the country according to Forbes and the most loyal fan base according to Emory sports marketing analytical studies. Not to mention they are a hot commodity right now entering the best conference in the nation and signing the 3rd largest sports attire deal in the entire nation. All of this on top of their rich history as a university and their recent SURGE of success in ALL sports.
    Get a clue…. And for the record, yes I am a fan of all schools in our great state. I just like to make sure facts are straight…

    • Bomb 'o' Matic
      10:50 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      You are right man.

      “Considering the fact that by every fact and statistic, UK is technically the little brother in this state.” – Especially the # of basketball championships.

      Troll on brother, troll on.

    • theRealDeal
      10:54 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Perhaps you should do a little more research friend…
      Half of those were won back in the 50’s when:
      1) African americans werent even allowed to play
      2) VERY few schools took basketball seriously as a sport
      3) The NIT was actually the Premier championship then… So to brag about winning the NCAA way back when is literally like claiming second best.

      So if that is the best youve got… you can take your seat now..
      UK is a joke

    • theRealDeal
      10:55 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      OH! and I forgot that fact that it wasnt even the sport it is today… Dunks and 3 pointers werent even allowed for another 20-some years.
      If anyone is allowed to claim all their titles is is UCLA. all won in the 70’s or later

    • Bomb 'o' Matic
      10:57 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      And yet you are trollin’ a UK website, hard I might add.

    • raccoon
      11:00 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      “Obviously only titles between 1980 and 1986 and after 2012 count”


    • theRealDeal
      11:03 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      At least they were at a time that basketball was respectable and a real competitive sport.

    • UK
      11:10 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Louisville is the most profitable because they can sell alcohol and SEC schools cannot.

      That Emory study doesn’t really matter because Kentucky has led in attendance for 16 of the last 18 years.

      Kentucky has the older basketball program by 8 seasons

      Kentucky beat Oscar Robertson and Elgin Baylor for the ’58 title (both tremendous black athletes).

      Also won the “prestigious” NIT in 1946.

      I can keep going if you’d like…

    • theRealDeal
      11:11 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      “I’m going to try to count things that happened more than a half a century ago because my dad told me to always do so… even tho it wasnt fair to africans, it was the second class tournament of the time, and there werent near as many teams to compete”

    • theRealDeal
      11:17 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      first off you wouldnt say “I can keep going” if you could actually keep going… we both know you are done.
      Secondly, ALL of those “FACTS” are second rate. none compare to actual argument at hand. Firstly, alcohol has nothing to do with it, look up the numbers, it is ALL merchandise and ticket sales.. Alcohol is just put on top like icing on the cake. secondly, of course emory matters… you cant just pick and choose which numbers to use. the loyalty of a fanbase has nothing to do with attendance, but even if it did… UL and UK attendance is pretty darn close. not much for you to brag about.
      Thirdly…. OOOOH BOY… I’m sorry… i didnt know you lead by a whole EIGHT seasons.. shesh… MEANS NOTHING TO ANYONE DUDE… basketball was a sport that got a slow start.. there are a lot of powerhouses that didnt start playing till 20 years after UL.
      UL was founded 67 years before UK… THAT is a gap.
      And YEA… I’m sure you beat them… hanged em too eh?
      also, That NIT corresponds with a violation. look it up. but you guys dont brag a lot about that NIT win do ya?

    • Principal Oblaski
      11:26 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Mr. the RealDeal, what you’ve just said… is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…

    • UK
      11:30 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      You said something in there…”you can’t just pick and choose which numbers you use”…that’s exactly what you’re doing by saying certain championships don’t matter and that attendence record are less valuable than a study.

      Agree to Disagree I guess

    • Bomb 'o' Matic
      11:31 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Another thought…. since you are riding high on some arbitrary moral high horse… Isn’t there at least a little bit of dissonance for you knowing that you support the most morally bankrupt program in sports?

      I mean Pitino and Petrino are absolute filth man. Adultery, repeated lies to the fans and media, etc.

    • Facts
      11:40 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Only 3 schools recognize their NIT championships as national champions still today: DePaul in 1945, Utah in 1947, and San Francisco in 1949.

      Even still if you consider the NIT as the better tournament until 1975 (as many people do) then UL has 4 “national championships” all time: 1956 NIT, 1980 NCAA, 1986 NCAA, and 2013 NCAA. UK on the other hand has 5: 1949 NIT, 1978 NCAA, 1996 NCAA, 1998 NCAA and 2012 NCAA. Not to mention the “lesser tournament” wins that UK has (’48, ’49, ’51, and ’58 NCAA and the ’76 NIT).

      Louisville is still little brother.

    • theWilkman
      11:47 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      The mere fact that this idiot is on here trying to let us know “the real deal” disproves his point. Little brother constantly trying to impress big brother.

    • raccoon
      11:50 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

      RealDeal, I don’t try to count, I count. I’m a UK grad rather than a UL grad so I don’t have to “try” to count. If you are trying to pick who is the best team in the history of college basketball, you should use all of the history of college basketball. Things will always change and there are always distinctions you can make between eras. But those years happened. Those titles happened. As much as you’d like to bury your head in the sand and pretend they didn’t.

    • UK
      1:23 pm May 20, 2014 Permalink

      Looks like theRealDeal ran away when “the FACTS” didn’t match his argument

  3. lexslamman
    10:48 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

    Still the best non-cheat code team in the original NBA Jam – Mourning and Johnson block everything.

  4. U mad bro?
    10:54 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

    #2 – U mad bro?

  5. Me
    11:50 am May 20, 2014 Permalink

    Awesome!!! I can dust off my Charlotte Hornets knock off Starter Jacket from middle school.

  6. Dee
    1:07 pm May 20, 2014 Permalink

    The Hornets first ever pick was REX CHAPMAN….the PELICANS first pick ANTHONY DAVIS…..Hornets next selection…..Karl Towns??

  7. Duck Fuke
    3:19 pm May 20, 2014 Permalink

    Looks like that hornet logo might want to switch to a high fiber diet or at least a stool softener. Must be brutal to pass a basketball

  8. Bdmnky81
    6:27 pm May 20, 2014 Permalink

    Man, little brother is fiesty today. Nowhere near on topic, but fiesty.