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Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname





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TigerinATL
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


The body's not even cold yet





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The body's not even cold yet


We're not even a registered organ donor.






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TotesMcGotes
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Fine by me.





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WeeWee
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


They can have it if they want it. I hate how Bud Adams didn't give oilers back to Houston instead they are the Houston Texans .

If the Kings move to Seattle and Charlotte changes back to Hornets we could have

Thunder vs Sonics and Pelicans vs Hornets






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lighter345
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


If Jazz changed their name we would have this together the next day, don't act like this is bad.





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touchdownjeebus
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


I'm sure something can be worked out through compensation.





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Jester
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


It doesn't make any business sense for Benson to give them the name. Time to make a deal.





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gatorhater211
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Time to make a deal.


MKG or Kemba for the name






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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


Too bad the NBA owns all that stuff. Tom has some influence and a stake, but the NBA handles branding.





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Jester
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Too bad the NBA owns all that stuff. Tom has some influence and a stake, but the NBA handles branding.


It would be extremely shitty of the NBA to allow them to just rebrand like that. I honestly don't see Stern going for it. It would cause harm to Benson's financial interest by creating market confusion. If it happens, it won't happen for a few years.






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Jester
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If Jazz changed their name we would have this together the next day, don't act like this is bad.


I actually highly doubt we would. The Jazz name is tainted. I don't want it back. It wasn't exactly a spectacular name, anyway.






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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


They actually miss all the bee puns about a team named the Hornets?





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gatorhater211
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They actually miss all the bee puns about a team named the Hornets?


Nothing strikes fear into an opponent than a Bee-Zanies' Bee-fense chant.






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mm2316
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


If Charlotte never gets the Hornets back for whatever reason, do the Pelicans wear Hornets jerseys as throwbacks, or do they stick with the Bucs?





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chris44gwlsu
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


Don't have a problem with it. I don't want to do to them like Utah did to us. Hornets mean nothing locally to me.





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GumBro Jackson
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re: Charlotte ad pushes team to bring back "Hornets" nickname


I think Charlotte should get the name back.

Maybe wait a year to avoid confusion, but most fans will know what is up immediately. Hornets means something to Charlotte (a nickname from the Revolutionary War) and my understanding is that they have never really liked the Bobcats name.

New Orleans got to pick a new name and Charlotte gets the old one back. It is nice to see something that is actually a win-win.

In general I think it is better for teams to just re-brand when they move, especially if the original name had some kind of special meaning for the first location.






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Bobcats are fricking a-holes. One killed my roomates cat.





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You mean we could have held out and gotten the name bobcats out of them?!





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