Monday, November 29, 2010

There success is poison to the rest

For the first post of NBA Week, the team of choice is the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets, who this season are off to one of their best starts at 12-4, have been a member of the National Basketball Association since the 1988-1989 season. For the first 13 years of the teams life, the bees in blue called Charlotte, North Carolina home until there relocation in 2001. The Franchise, has not had what you would call a ton of success throughout the years, being that they have won zero NBA Championships, zero conference championships, and only one division title coming in 2008. On the other hand, the club does have a few notable individual awards. The hornets have had 2 rookie of the year award winners (Chris Paul, Larry Johnson), 1 Sixth Man award (Del Curry), 1 Coach of The Year winner (Byron Scott), and even an All-Star Game MVP in 1997 (Glen Rice). Even though the Hornets franchise per say might not have an incredible amount of history, The city in which they reside, New Orleans, has had basketball in the past. Long before the Hornets were in Louisiana, The Jazz called it home. During their tenure the clubs most significant player was "Pistol" Pete Maravich, who also was regarded as one of the greatest LSU college basketball players ever. Due to his prestigious history, the Hornets proceeded to retire his number upon their arrival. With players like Chris Paul and David West, the team sure looks to have a bright future with a few championships on the horizon. The big question is will the organization be willing to spend the money necessary? Only time will tell. The cap featured has a teal brim and crown, with yellow sides and backing, with the hornets H logo on the side. Hornets merchandise can be found at the link below. see you all tomorrow with anther great NBA fitted.

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