We are about to go “Back to the Future” in the Queen City. After a Decade of disappointments, Charlotte is finally getting the BUZZ back. The current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and best basketball player […]
Now, I don’t typically buy conspiracy theories. Trust me, I don’t. But the NBA Draft Lottery? Well, let’s just say some convenient things have happened throughout the years. Like last year, when the NBA-0wned New Orleans Hornets won the lucky ping pong ball and not our Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record. Saints owner Tom Benson had just agreed to purchase the team, which the league had been trying to sell for a year and a half. Add in the fact that Benson was in attendance and Michael Jordan wasn’t and you can see why people raised questions.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team’s name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation.
As you’ve now heard, the Charlotte Bobcats will become the Charlotte Hornets. Credit to CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson for breaking the story late last night. We don’t know exactly how long the process will take, but we do know NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said the process would take “at least 18 months.” So we know Charlotte’s basketball team in 2013-2014 will again be called the Bobcats. The 2014-2015 season will tip off in early November of 2014, a little over 17 months from now. I have no inside information, but I suspect that the organization will aim to take the floor in 2014-2015 wearing purple and teal.
There is nothing more important than winning. That is an entirely different, and more important, issue. This is simply about a name that has belonged to the city of Charlotte since the Revolutionary War. For […]
The Drive Wednesday 5-8-13 – Muggsy Bogues joined The Drive to talk about everything from his time on the Hornets, his basketball camp coming up in a few weeks, and he takes your questions on the Hornets name returning to Charlotte, his number being retired, and stories of your memories with the point guard.
Mac Attack 05/07/13: Scottie Kent from the Bring Back The Buzz Movement here in Charlotte discusses the latest in their quest to get the name back to the city and why they are so passionate about it getting here
The Last Word 4-23-2013 – Ben Swanson, editor of SB Nation’s Rufus On Fire, joins Lewis to discuss the Bobcats’ 2012-2013 season and to look ahead to free agency. Was the season a success? Should the Bobcats retain Mike Dunlap? How much should they offer Gerald Henderson in free agency?
Rick Bonnell lays out the Bobcats name change scenario and provides insight into Adam Silver’s comments from last night. He also discusses the bigger issues facing the team (winning), Kemba Walker’s development as a point guard, and even takes an opportunity to take some shots at Jim.
What he said is uncontroversial, but surprising. We’ve known for a while that the organization is polling season ticket holders about a potential Bobcats-to-Hornets name change. MJ hasn’t released the results or shared the contents of his inbox so it’s hard to contest the “very mixed” comment.
But who really supports keeping the Bobcats name?