For just a moment, forget about the current skill level of the Charlotte Bobcats. Forget that they were the most Losing-est team in the entire league for a couple years in a row. At least this past year, they had more wins than the Orlando Magic.
Now, remember the old Charlotte Coliseum. Remember the dynamism of Mugsy Bogues and Dell Curry. Remember the Hornet two-toned teal and purple Starter jacket. Put one on and you’re instantly transported back to 1992!
Most Importantly, remember the meaning behind the Hornets’ name in Charlotte: During the American Revolutionary War, British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was “a hornet‘s nest of rebellion”, leading to the nickname The Hornet’s Nest.To this day, our City Police brandish the hornet’s nest on its seal and many parks and schools are named after the hornet’s nest as well.
If we can give a just little history back to an ever-changing city where we preserve so very little; it will mean that much more to the fans, Charlotte natives and people who move here.
Maybe when the seats are filled with fans and Hornets gear is flying of the shelves, owner Michael Jordan will see the value in this team and start working on their actual Basket ball SKILL…but that’s a different story.
For now, be excited, not cynical. Excitement puts butts in seats and preserves a great symbol for our City. – Christine Edwards