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GrandeBeli
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For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?

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.


RonFNSwanson
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
If he comes back


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JayJay2
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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.
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GrandeBeli
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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.


JayJay2
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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.


HeadyBrosevelt
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
I hope so. I just scored a legit authentic CP3 yellow NOLA jersey from TJ Maxx for $7.99


42
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
Miami retired Jordon's jersey.

That said, no.

There is no reason.

Retire Benson's jersey, or Stern's.


GrandeBeli
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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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GrandeBeli
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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


CP3forMVP
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
Not anytime soon.


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VOR
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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.


RonFNSwanson
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
but he hates the name pelicans


frick him


42
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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.


VOR
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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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GrandeBeli
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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


42
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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?


GrandeBeli
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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!


VOR
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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.


42
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
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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?


GrandeBeli
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re: For saving the franchise, should the Pelicans retire Chris Paul's jersey?
Or George Shinn for wanting to bring the franchise here to begin with. Great man!


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