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NBA Owners Approve Bobcats' Name Change to Hornets in 2014-15
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NBA Owners Approve Bobcats' Name Change to Hornets in 2014-15

Jul 18 2013, 10:42pm CDT | by

The NBA owners unanimously approved the Charlotte Bobcats' name change to the Charlotte Hornets beginning the 2014-15 NBA season.

The Hornets are back in Charlotte, N.C. A unanimous vote of NBA owners at the summer meeting on Thursday in Las Vegas cleared the way for the Bobcats to change their name to the Hornets monicker...

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NBA Owners Approve Bobcats' Name Change to Hornets in 2014-15

Jul 18 2013, 10:42pm CDT | by

The NBA owners unanimously approved the Charlotte Bobcats' name change to the Charlotte Hornets beginning the 2014-15 NBA season.

The Hornets are back in Charlotte, N.C.

A unanimous vote of NBA owners at the summer meeting on Thursday in Las Vegas cleared the way for the Bobcats to change their name to the Hornets monicker beginning the 2014-15 season. The change was triggered by New Orleans owner Tom Benson whose team carried the name "Hornets" when it moved to Louisiana from North Carolina in 2002. Benson wanted something more appropriate for his team and the new nickname for New Orleans' NBA squad - "Pelicans" was eventually approved.  

This paved the way for Charlotte owner Michael Jordan to change his team's name. He then requested that the Bobcats' name be changed to Hornets in May. Benson's ownership group made a push for the approval. 

Jordan expressed thrill at the turn of events. 

"We're thrilled to bring back the Hornets to Charlotte and the Carolinas. The passion and enthusiasm around this name change by fans in this market has been unmatched. They overwhelmingly told us what they wanted, we listened and we couldn't be happier with the Board of Governors' approval of the name change. With the young team we are developing on the court, the diretion of our business and the return of the Hornets' name, we are extremely excited about our future. The buzz is back!"

Ironically, NBA Commissioner David Stern didn't take the idea seriously when he first found out about Charlotte fans clamoring for the name change, per USA Today Sports

"I sort of laughed at it, initially. You know, it is what it is, get over it." 

Now that the Hornets will be back in Charlotte, the current Bobcats team thanked the Bensons to the extent they are making a contribution to the Pelicans' Gulf Coast preservation fund, writes the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. 

Bonnell also adds former Charlotte Hornets Dell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Rex Chapman, Kelly Tripucka and Kendall Gill joined a rally at the EpiCentre in the city's downtown in anticipation of the approval. 

Now the logicstics challenge of a changeover in team merchandise, logos and signage outside Time Warner Cable Arena officially begins. 

 

 
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3 days ago

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

Sep 25 2014 10:03pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.” Walker will enter his fourth N ...
Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap   Full article at: RealGM Basketball Wiretap
 

 
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3 days ago

Hornets’ Taylor arrested for domestic assault

Sep 25 2014 7:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

East Lansing Police say Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor has been arrested in Michigan on domestic assault charges. The police department said in a release Thursday that the 25-year-old Taylor was charged with one count of domestic assault, one count of assault and one count of malicious destruction of property. His bond was set at $5,000. The Associated Press left a message with police that was not immediately returned. P ...
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3 days ago

Jeffery Taylor Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

Sep 25 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Jeffery Taylor was arrested at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place around 1 a.m. Thursday. Taylor is currently a member of the Charlotte Hornets. Taylor is charged with one count of domestic assault, assault and malicious destruction of property. His bon ...
Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap   Full article at: RealGM Basketball Wiretap
 

 
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3 days ago

Hornets to Use Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena for Training Camp

Sep 25 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: UNC Bulldogs Official Athletics Site

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Hornets announced today that they will hold their 2014 training camp from Tuesday, September 30 through Friday, October 3 at UNC Asheville ...
Source: UNC Bulldogs Official Athletics Site   Full article at: UNC Bulldogs Official Athletics Site
 

 
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4 days ago

Master P will make your law firm say 'UHHHHH'

Sep 24 2014 1:11pm CDT | Source: SBNation

"There is 'No Limit' to what our firm can do for you!" This commercial for a law firm, featuring former Charlotte Hornets tryout Master P, is probably the most important advertisement of all time. Forget that "1984" Apple commercial. It's this. This is of utmost importance. Particularly Master P repeatedly saying "Winton and Hiestand Law Group." Here, I Vined the best part and yo ...
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5 days ago

Lance Stephenson Releases Music Video Featuring Gratuitous Air Horn

Sep 23 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Lance Stephenson is a rapper as well as a basketball player. I had no idea, but here he is repping AND1 and the old school Charlotte Hornets look. Basically, this music video was story-boarded in my brain when I was a teenager. I loved the purple and teal Hornets and AND1 shorts. One thing I did not know about back in the mid-nineties was the musical air horn which is plentiful in Stephenson’s song called, “HOT N**** ...
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5 days ago

Lance Stephenson Releases Video of ‘Hot N***a’ Remix

Sep 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: slamonline

Charlotte Hornets guard and would-be rapper Lance Stephenson put out a video for his remix of the Bobby Shmurda hit “Hot N***a”. Born Ready’s music vid is just as amazing as one would hope it’d be: i been ballin hard since like the 5th grade, watching A.I. getting 40 with the french braids. — RATKING (@RatKing) September 22, 2014 The post Lance Stephenson Releases Video of ‘Hot N***a’ Remix appeared first on SLAMonlin ...
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6 days ago

Hornets Sign Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale, Brian Qvale To Camp Deals

Sep 22 2014 6:35pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

The Charlotte Hornets signed Justin Cobbs, Dallas Lauderdale and Brian Qvale to training camp deals on Monday. The Hornets' training camp roster now stands at 17. ...
Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap   Full article at: RealGM Basketball Wiretap
 

 
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6 days ago

Lance Stephenson now has a music video

Sep 22 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: SBNation

In which he wears a throwback Larry Johnson jersey! Here is what you need to know about Lance Stephenson's music video: 1. Lance Stephenson is now on the Charlotte Hornets, who are now a team, so it's not weird for him to be wearing this: 2. Lance Stephenson doesn't rap so much as he occasionally changes the lyrics of that one Bobby Shmurda song to occasionally refer to the fact that he is a p ...
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1 week ago

Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of Recent Charlotte Hornets Photo Shoot

Sep 21 2014 7:15pm CDT | Source: dime mag

The NBA’s official media day is still over one week away, but the re-branded Charlotte Hornets are intent on creating a buzz before their peers. This entertaining video takes you behind the scenes of the Hornets’ recent photo shoot, as Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker, Lance Stephenson, and company mug for the camera in the sick […] The post Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of Recent Charlotte Hornets Photo Shoot appeared first on Dime Magazine (di ...
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