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2006_Eagles

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Sep 6, 2015
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Does anyone ever stop to think about International Charlotte supporters that started in the early 90s vs North Carolina natives?

The native North Carloinians would now most likely follow the Charlotte Bobcats (eek), while most of us international guys followed the Hornets pathway to New Orleans, Oklahoma City and then back to Nawlins full time as the Pelicans (correct me if I'm wrong).

While we've never had too much team success, we have had a fair few superstar/hall of famers play for us and now possess the brightest future in the entire league.

What's the most exciting thing that's happened for the Bobcats/Hornets? Getting Kemba is literally the most exciting thing that's happened to them in 15 seasons. How sad is that.

A really interesting sliding doors type moment for mine.
 

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Son of Skeletor

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May 23, 2012
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Does anyone ever stop to think about International Charlotte supporters that started in the early 90s vs North Carolina natives?

The native North Carloinians would now most likely follow the Charlotte Bobcats (eek), while most of us international guys followed the Hornets pathway to New Orleans, Oklahoma City and then back to Nawlins full time as the Pelicans (correct me if I'm wrong).
Remember having this discussion on forums during the re-branding.

Most Louisiana folks hated the old moniker and colours. I always loved them and thought we had a unique look. It's one of the reasons I can't believe people still go ga-ga over our red unis... I mean half the NBA (literally) wears red.

I did hate having to follow a team owned by George Shinn though.

While we've never had too much team success, we have had a fair few superstar/hall of famers play for us and now possess the brightest future in the entire league.
We are Even Steven. We lose a star, we gain a star - it never fails.

Baron leaves, CP3 checks in. He checks out, AD lands. AD throws in the towel, and it's howdy doody Mr. Williamson.

And while it's hard to predict the future, this is going to be an easy team to root for. Jrue, Favors, Zion - some solid citizens there. Go Pels.
 

Hard Ball Get

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Dec 21, 2005
23,178
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Does anyone ever stop to think about International Charlotte supporters that started in the early 90s vs North Carolina natives?

The native North Carloinians would now most likely follow the Charlotte Bobcats (eek), while most of us international guys followed the Hornets pathway to New Orleans, Oklahoma City and then back to Nawlins full time as the Pelicans (correct me if I'm wrong).

While we've never had too much team success, we have had a fair few superstar/hall of famers play for us and now possess the brightest future in the entire league.

What's the most exciting thing that's happened for the Bobcats/Hornets? Getting Kemba is literally the most exciting thing that's happened to them in 15 seasons. How sad is that.

A really interesting sliding doors type moment for mine.
One of my mates was in the same boat and me and said something to the effect of "great time to jump off".
Both still Pels fans - he's now living in Texas, probably one of very few Pels fans in the state!
 

Klyntonius

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 9, 2004
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The nearest twisties
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Kawasaki Racing, Falcons, Pelicans
Does anyone ever stop to think about International Charlotte supporters that started in the early 90s vs North Carolina natives?

The native North Carloinians would now most likely follow the Charlotte Bobcats (eek), while most of us international guys followed the Hornets pathway to New Orleans, Oklahoma City and then back to Nawlins full time as the Pelicans (correct me if I'm wrong).

While we've never had too much team success, we have had a fair few superstar/hall of famers play for us and now possess the brightest future in the entire league.

What's the most exciting thing that's happened for the Bobcats/Hornets? Getting Kemba is literally the most exciting thing that's happened to them in 15 seasons. How sad is that.

A really interesting sliding doors type moment for mine.
This is very much the situation I found myself in when New Orleans became the Pelicans. My head was telling me to head back to the Hornets because "Pelicans" was such a lame moniker but my heart was already too invested in the people. Dodged a bullet there.
 

2006_Eagles

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Sep 6, 2015
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This is very much the situation I found myself in when New Orleans became the Pelicans. My head was telling me to head back to the Hornets because "Pelicans" was such a lame moniker but my heart was already too invested in the people. Dodged a bullet there.
I hated Pelicans at first too, but like it now. They are really powerful and awesome birds
 

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