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Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 11:53 am  |  24 responses

Bobcats Reportedly Changing Name to Hornets


With the Hornets officially becoming the Pelicans, the Bobcats have now started the process of changing their name back to the Hornets (yes!), according to CBS Sports: “The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to ‘Hornets,’ a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname. There is no timetable for the switch though NBA commissioner to be Adam Silver told Bobcats season ticket holders in April that such a change would take at least 18 months to implement. Moreover, the change is not unexpected and would likely be popular with the North Carolina fan base. Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan confirmed in February that the team hired ‘a national polling group’ (previously reported as Harris Interactive) to determine how fans felt about a change back to Hornets. Jordan called the reaction to the poll ‘very mixed.’ Numerous grassroots groups have pushed for a return to Hornets.”

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  • MUBWAR

    THANK GOD

  • Drig

    YES! BACK TO OLD SYMBOL! PLEASE get rid of that god awful bocat!

  • spit hot fiyah

    they need to go for the purple pinstripe uniforms from circa 95

  • LLC#12

    Wonder if they’ll revert to the old uni’s, or try and come up with something new. Considering some of the designs they’ve come up with in the past, I hope they just go back to the old Hornet uniforms….

  • underdog

    They should change their GM too.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    thank goodness!

  • RKJ92

    NOSTALGIA

  • Clos1881

    Stars are aligning charlotte 5′s charlotte hornet name change next year we’ll be drafting Jabari Parker

  • RayJr

    Best move in franchise history.

  • Seth

    Finally some encouraging news from the Charlotte Bobcats!

  • Junior Taylor

    Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning are not walking through that door……….

  • roscoe

    the most exciting thing to happen w/ this franchise in 7 years. wOw

  • Mtothes

    Meh… Would rather them go for something fresher. Like the Ric Flairs lmao

  • JayTron@gmail.com

    You mean something gayer?

  • Drig

    Yes. Please do the right thing MJ!

  • SirGrey

    With all the money they’ve spent on making new jerseys for them each season…

  • Ugh

    Sadly, this may be true.

  • Ugh

    Damn, Alonzo Mourning really was a good looking man, wasn’t he?

  • Max

    Yess

  • danpowers

    thank god

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    best hornet squad ever.

  • nike_head

    i always thought it sounded like a t-ball team name

  • RunNGun

    Welcome back, Hornets! Goodbye, Bobcats… we hardly knew ye!

  • BroD

    Rich Cho is doing just fine.

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