Monday, May 20, 2013
Hipsters Rejoice! The Hornets Are (Possibly) Coming Back To Charlotte
Sometime in the past five years, roughly coinciding with the rebirth of snap-backs and Starter jackets, the Charlotte Hornetts, a team that hadn't existed since 2002, became the most visible basketball franchise in the streetwear world. You would be hard pressed to attend a summer concert, or even walk down the street, without seeing a teal and purple champion throwback or a buzzing bee dribbling a basketball in an "H" sweater starring you in the eye. And now all those retro loving Hornets "fans", who lionize 90's NBA despite being in elementary school at the time, may soon be in luck!
According to a report by CBSSports.com, the Bobcats have started the process of bringing the iconic Hornets moniker back to Charlotte. With the current installment of the Hornets changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, it makes perfect sense for MJ's team to capitalize on what would be a brilliant business decision.
Unfortunately, commissioner in waiting Adam Silver told Bobcats season ticket holders in April that any change to the Hornets would take 18 months to complete, so the earliest we'll see the striped Charlotte uni's would be at the start of the 2014-15 season.
But depending on how the ping pong balls fall in the next few drafts, a Nerlans Noel/Andrew Wiggins NBA Jam duo could go a long way in challenging the Zo/Glen Rice duo's of yesteryear for Hornets supremacy.
[ESPN] Bobcats Could Revert To Hornets