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R.I.P., Bobcats

Ten years after their National Basketball Association (NBA) debut in 2004, the Charlotte Bobcats are no more. The team isn’t going anywhere (sadly), it’s just claiming the name of the expansion franchise that debuted in Charlotte in 1988 and played there through 2002 – the “Hornets.” That name became available…

Ten years after their National Basketball Association (NBA) debut in 2004, the Charlotte Bobcats are no more.

The team isn’t going anywhere (sadly), it’s just claiming the name of the expansion franchise that debuted in Charlotte in 1988 and played there through 2002 – the “Hornets.” That name became available a few months ago when the existing Hornets – who have played in New Orleans ever since 2003 (except for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, when they played in Oklahoma City due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina) – decided to play as the “Pelicans.”

Confused?

Us too. In fact crap like this is why we don’t watch the NBA. Well, that and we’re racist (kidding).

So … how’d the Bobcats do? They stunk. In ten seasons, the team posted a 250-472 record (.346) – including a 0-4 mark the one year they made the playoffs. In the strike shortened 2011-12 season, the team went 7-59.

Will the name change help? We doubt it … but then again we won’t be watching to find out if it does.

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10 comments

Tunes'n'News May 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

RIP? They were DOA.

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Tunes'n'News May 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

RIP? They were DOA.

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Tom May 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

Good marketing tool. The name “Hornets” was a term the British used to describe the local rebels (yes they were called that then) during the American Revolution.

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Tom May 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

Good marketing tool. The name “Hornets” was a term the British used to describe the local rebels (yes they were called that then) during the American Revolution.

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bob sacamanto May 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Pelicans, which used to the the Hornets moved to New Orleans from Charlotte, years after the New Orleans Jazz left New Orleans and move to Utah, where Mormons love jazz.

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Cap'n Crunch May 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Yeah, those Mormons love their “white and delightsome” jazz.

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bob sacamanto May 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Pelicans, which used to the the Hornets moved to New Orleans from Charlotte, years after the New Orleans Jazz left New Orleans and move to Utah, where Mormons love jazz.

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Cap'n Crunch May 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Yeah, those Mormons love their “white and delightsome” jazz.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

Oklahoma City Pelicans??? Yeah, I think of pelicans when I think of Oklahoma City.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

Oklahoma City Pelicans??? Yeah, I think of pelicans when I think of Oklahoma City.

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