NBA Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan Unveils Hornets Logo, Mascot For 2014

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As I’m sure all NBA fans are aware, the Charlotte Bobcats will be changing their name following the 2013-14 NBA Season to the Charlotte Hornets. Since the New Orleans Hornets decided to change to the New Orleans Pelicans, Michael Jordan decided to jump onto the teams former name back in 2002 and bring back the “buzz” to North Carolina.

Last night, Jordan decided to reel out the new logos for the team for the 2014-15 NBA season at halftime of the Utah Jazz-Charlotte Bobcats game. And to the fans’ surprise, everything was completely done, including a logo and mascot to help bring back Charlotte basketball.

So, lets take a look at some of the art designed for the future Charlotte Hornets team.

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Courtesy of Charlotte Bobcats Twitter Page

Here, we see the brand new logo for the Charlotte Hornets team next season. It is fairly similar to the former Hornets logo in Charlotte back in 2002, and the color scheme has been brought back in hopes to bring back some of the magic that was of the late 90′s teams.

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It has also been announced that “Hugo the Hornet” will be back as the team’s mascot for the 2014-15 NBA season. Hugo has called New Orleans home for quite some time, so Charlotte fans will be looking forward to the return of their favorite mascot.

It will be very interesting seeing this team back in action over 10 years after the organization moved to NOLA back in 2002. Welcome back, “Buzz Nation.”

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