Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan announced last spring that his team would be once again known as the “Hornets.” The nickname served the city’s NBA franchise from 1988 until 2002, when former owner George Shinn moved the team to New Orleans. Shortly before Michael Jordan announced the switch to the Hornets, the NOLA team became the Pelicans. The Hornets name comes from Colonial times. The city named after Queen Charlotte was referred to as “that hornet’s nest of rebellion” by King George III. The nickname for the city stuck at then the American Revolution happened and you know the rest.
Michael Jordan re-took the purple and teal color scheme that was so big in the ’90s. Remember the early ’90s when teal was huge? Especially in sports?
During halftime of Saturday’s home loss to the Utah Jazz, Michael Jordan moved to center court to unveil the new Charlotte Hornets look; which is similar to the old Charlotte Hornets
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