Charlotte hosted a Hornets name-change party | Ultimate Charlotte Hornets Picture Tribute

Published on July 19th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 4,236 views


The Bobcat’s held a “Name Change Party” and let’s just say nobody in Charlotte gave a damn.  Here’s a pic and recap, via Deadspin, from somebody who did attend “the party.”

“I just took this picture (~12:45) in downtown Charlotte at the Bobcats’ party for changing the name to the Hornets. It’s a sad state of affairs, as evidenced by the lonely clown on stilts in the middle there.
Keep in mind this is the heart of the city during lunch, one of the few times downtown Charlotte is generally busy. Great work, MJ.”

Actually, the event was pretty live.  The pic above that’s circulating the web was taken hours before the event started.  The Buzz City Celebration at the Epicenter was packed with excited basketball fans and featured an appearance by 90’s Hornets Del Curry, Kendall Gill and Mugsy Bogues.


Since I couldn’t attend, I’m throwing myself my own Charlotte Hornets me party by posting my favorite Hornets pics.

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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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