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Charlotte Hornets Return Home

Charlotte-Hornets_new_logoAs the 2014-2015 NBA season gets underway, North Carolinians are celebrating not only the return of basketball season, but the return of the Charlotte Hornets to their home. In 2002, the city lost their beloved team to New Orleans, giving them the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. The only problem with this new team was that they had none of the history of the Hornets. When the New Orleans team announced it would be renamed as the New Orleans Pelicans, the Hornets name was returned home with its records and official history. Continue reading “Charlotte Hornets Return Home” »

Charlotte Hornets Logo History

The Charlotte Hornets are back. The quintessential 1990s team has returned from the graveyard of changed towns and new franchises to become the team everyone remembers for their awesome teal colors and logo. Nothing says 90s than bright colors and a chunky font. The Charlotte Hornets were the poster child for 90s NBA team logos and colors alonside the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. Now they’re back and better than ever. After being moved to New Orleans in 2002, where they now have become the New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte replaced the Hornets with a new organization under the helm of Michael Jordan called the Charlotte Bobcats. Thanks to the rise in popularity of snap backs and retro jerseys, the original Hornets logo remained popular and influential in the NBA fan hood culture. Even though New Orleans altered the original logo and colors, the original Charlotte Hornets name has remained symbolically strong in the Carolinas and in the rest of the country. The original Charlotte Hornets, with their teal and purple, will return to the court in fall of 2014. Let’s look at a history of the Charlotte Hornets’ classic logo and colors.

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