I was a Rockets fan due to the majority of my family living there and the proximity. When the Hornets came to NOLA I instantly liked them as much as the Rockets. I now talk shite to my family who are all Rockets fans and have grown to dislike them.
Diehard Hornet/Pelican now
Pretty similar with me. Born in Tampa. When I was 4, family moved to Lima, Ohio. Moved to Memphis when i was like 7/8. Started kind of liking the Grizzlies when they moved to Memphis. Stromile Swift, Shane Battier, Pau Gasol... Moved to Dallas when I was like 11/12. My Dad liked any team from Dallas, but I didn't feel a connection to the Mavs. I mean, I watched throughout the Nash, Finley, Dirk, Van Exel (hahaha LaFrentz, Dampier) days but never was a huge fan. Then the 2007-2008 season came and CP3, Chandler, Peja, Pargo, Mo Pete, and D-West came along, they got Dallas first round, and I just felt like they were my team. Loved how much the Dallas fans hated CP3, but I loved his game even more. Best memories as a sports fan cause it was just so new and they were such an exhilirating team. Started going to LSU in 2008 and that legitimized my relationship with the team (in my mind) by finally moving to Louisiana and living near my team. Absolutely LOVE ME SOME HORNETS. Lifer from here on out.