Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has traded guard Scotty Hopson to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations. The Hornets acquired Hopson yesterday, along with cash considerations, from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th overall [...]
Moto-journalist Paul d’Orléans writes for the magazine Classic Bike Guide, and stirred up the hornets’ nest with this recent column. It’s a perceptive and thought-provoking commentary on today’s custom motorcycle scene. I’ve been mucking...Show More Summary
Lil Wayne and Chris Paul, the greatest point guard in the NBA today, became friends when Paul played for Wayne’s hometown team, the New Orleans Hornets. Paul has since left the Hornets for the L.A. Clippers, but he and Wayne remain close. Paul visited Wayne in the hospital last year after he’d suffered some scary [...]
The Charlotte Hornets are back, but they will have a slightly different look this time around. Since the New Orleans franchise decided to switch its nickname to the "Pelicans," the return of the Hornets name to Charlotte has been highly anticipated. Show More Summary
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker may not have been the star of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but hey -- at least he didn't have this to contend with: In case you'd forgotten, some New Orleans Hornets fan (now they'd be a Pelicans...Show More Summary
For those who missed it, the Charlotte Bobcats have been rebranded as the Charlotte Hornets. It’s a full-circle kind of thing. The original Charlotte Hornets joined the NBA in 1988 and relocated to New Orleans in 2002. Two years later, Charlotte got a new expansion team, which was called the Bobcats. When the New Orleans [...]
Stan Van Gundy's first act as Detroit Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations is complete. As expected, Van Gundy tabbed current Marist head coach and former Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff BowerShow More Summary
For 25 years, until last year, Harold Kaufman worked as communications head for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, slash, Pelicans. Starting June 23, he will transition from The Big Easy to a more prominent spotlight in the Big Apple. Fom...Show More Summary
It’s been 12 years since the Charlotte Hornets played an NBA game. But now the buzz is back. Charlotte’s original and beloved NBA franchise left the city in 2002 to move to New Orleans, replaced by the Charlotte Bobcats. But Bobcats Chairman Michael Jordan and...
WVUE morning anchor Gerry Vaillancourt has been let go by the New Orleans FOX affiliate. Vaillancourt has been the radio color analyst for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets for the past 19 seasons. “They said they wanted to go in a different direction,” Vaillancourt told Nola.com. Show More Summary
Both the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Hornets came into Sunday's meeting looking to continue their winning ways. Each squad carried a two-game winning streak into the contest, and each team sat well out of the playoff picture in the...Show More Summary
We fans have a tendency to treat the trade deadline with a kind of giddy reverence. And why not? After all, the thought that your team could improve its long- or short-term fortunes with a single savvy move is part of what makes theShow More Summary
'Tis the season—for another round of New Orleans Pelicans assessments! With 2013 coming to a close, it's time to reflect on an interesting period for the Pelicans franchise. Finally shedding the Hornets name from locations past, Dell Demps and Co. Show More Summary
Here’s the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Hornets star Anthony Davis, who suffered an injury Sunday. Davis is second on the team in scoring, and first (in a really big way) in both rebounding and shot-blocking: New Orleans Pelicans second-year power forward Anthony Davis was having a splendid start to his 2013-2014 season. But the momentum he [...]
A new era began for the Los Angeles Clippers on December 14, 2011. That was the day the Clippers acquired Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets. Two seasons and two postseason flame-outs later, the team hired Doc Rivers to help get the team over the hump. Show More Summary
The Charlotte Hornets have been on the losing end of a custody battle between North Carolina’s largest city and New Orleans. The team moved to the Crescent City in 2002, retaining the Hornet name while Charlotte reemerged as the Bob...
When the New Orleans Hornets announced they were going to become the New Orleans Pelicans, that was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to the Charlotte Bobcats. After all, for you young folk with short memories, the New Orleans Hornets used to be the Charlotte Hornets before the NBA allowed them to relocate […]
If you’ve been following the story of Pierre the Pelican, you’ll remember that the New Orleans Pelicans needed a mascot to replace Hugo the Hornet after rebranding and decided the best way to interpret “pelican” was via a terrifying sad-clown sasquatch. The Internet responded to the first photos of Pierre by photoshopping him into every nightmare they could imagine.
When it was announced last year that the New Orleans Hornets would be changing their name, logo and mascot to the New Orleans Pelicans, the general reaction of NBA fans and us cynical bastards on the Internet was skeptical, to put it very nicely. However, for people who know the relationship between the city of New Orleans and the pelican, it’s a pretty cool and logical choice.
The basketball team formerly known as the New Orleans Hornets has a new mascot to go along with their name change. The New Orleans Pelicans, who moved from Charlotte more than ten years ago where they were known as the Hornets, are launching a rebranding effort, including unveiling a new mascot, “Pierre” the Pelican. Show More Summary