For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:21 pm
Do you think this team would have lasted in the city without his success and what the 2007-2008 season did for the fanbase? Hatas gonna hate on him for wanting out(even though I don't blame him), but without Chris Paul's amazing run in the Crescent City the team wouldn't have survived.


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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 2/17 at 12:21 pm to GrandeBeli
If he comes back


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Posted by JayJay2 on 2/17 at 12:22 pm to GrandeBeli
Would not have survived? How can we know? We don't have the vision of an alternate universe to see the other side of that spectrum.

This post was edited on 2/17 at 12:23 pm

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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:25 pm to JayJay2
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Would not have survived? How can we know? We don't have the vision of an alternate universe to see the other side of that spectrum.


There was lots of talk on moving the franchise even when Paul was on the team....imagine how bad the support would've been had the franchise not had a top 5 superstar on it.



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Posted by JayJay2 on 2/17 at 12:28 pm to GrandeBeli
I get that, I do. But why retire a jersey of someone who didn't win anything while on the team? I could understand if they took a ring or something but in actuality, that team was just a good team that couldn't get over the hump. If they'd have drafted better years prior we wouldn't be having this discussion.


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Posted by HeadyBrosevelt on 2/17 at 12:29 pm to JayJay2
I hope so. I just scored a legit authentic CP3 yellow NOLA jersey from TJ Maxx for $7.99


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Posted by 42 on 2/17 at 12:31 pm to HeadyBrosevelt
Miami retired Jordon's jersey.

That said, no.

There is no reason.

Retire Benson's jersey, or Stern's.



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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:32 pm to JayJay2
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I get that, I do. But why retire a jersey of someone who didn't win anything while on the team? I could understand if they took a ring or something but in actuality, that team was just a good team that couldn't get over the hump. If they'd have drafted better years prior we wouldn't be having this discussion.


Basketball/sentimental reasons?



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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:33 pm to 42
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Miami retired Jordon's jersey.

That said, no.

There is no reason.

Retire Benson's jersey, or Stern's.




Might as well throw Katrina in that too



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Posted by CP3forMVP on 2/17 at 12:37 pm to GrandeBeli
Not anytime soon.


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Posted by VOR on 2/17 at 12:40 pm to GrandeBeli
Don't know about retiring his jersey, but it's tough to argue that he didn't build fan interest, perhaps to the critical mass needed, in this city.


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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 2/17 at 12:41 pm to VOR
but he hates the name pelicans


frick him



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Posted by 42 on 2/17 at 12:51 pm to GrandeBeli
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Might as well throw Katrina in that too


I look forward to see if you can say inflammatory things that make even less sense.



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Posted by VOR on 2/17 at 12:51 pm to RonFNSwanson
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but he hates the name pelicans


Don't worry. There's always poetic justice.

Either he'll finish his career with the Pelicans OR he'll watch from the sidelines while the Larry O'Brien trophy is handed to AD23.



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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:52 pm to 42
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I look forward to see if you can say inflammatory things that make even less sense.


I'm sure the pity parties given by the media for the team helped keep them here as well. almost 8 years later and the city is still "recovering" like it's been 2 months since Katrina



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Posted by 42 on 2/17 at 12:56 pm to GrandeBeli
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I'm sure the pity parties given by the media for the team helped keep them here as well. almost 8 years later and the city is still "recovering" like it's been 2 months since Katrina



So . . . Katrina had a bigger effect on saving the team in the city than fueling relocation stuff with all the team playing elsewhere for 2 years and moving over 100,000 out of the city for years thing?

Oh, and death cures cancer, right?



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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 12:59 pm to 42
Stern stepped in after Katrina to make sure didn't leave the city for good....who knows if he would've been so committed had the hurricane never came and the arena stayed half full!


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Posted by VOR on 2/17 at 1:02 pm to GrandeBeli
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I'm sure the pity parties given by the media for the team helped keep them here as well. almost 8 years later and the city is still "recovering" like it's been 2 months since Katrina



When the rest of the infrastructure is rebuilt and the populations levels are back up, come talk.



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Posted by 42 on 2/17 at 1:04 pm to GrandeBeli
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Stern stepped in after Katrina to make sure didn't leave the city for good....who knows if he would've been so committed had the hurricane never came and the arena stayed half full!


You are hilarious.

What about the Utah? If they didn't accept the Jazz graciously, we wouldn't have the Hornets here at all to save?

Oh, how about LaSalle?

What would the jersey number for the creation event be? 1?



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Posted by GrandeBeli on 2/17 at 1:14 pm to 42
Or George Shinn for wanting to bring the franchise here to begin with. Great man!


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