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Report: Bobcats changing name back to Hornets

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11:18 AM ET 05.19 | The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname. There is no timetable for the switch though NBA commissioner to be Adam Silver told Bobcats season ticket holders in April that such a change would take at least 18 months to implement. Moreover, the change is not unexpected and would likely be popular with the North Carolina fan base.

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May 19, 2013  11:32 AM ET

Bobcats has the worst name ever. Oh wait.....the Pelicans are coming.

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May 19, 2013  02:14 PM ET

This is probably MJ's biggest contribution to the city of Charlotte.

May 19, 2013  02:39 PM ET

It'll be cool to see the Hornets back in Charlotte. It'd be cooler if they could figure out how to win games. Same goes for the Pelicans, except their name sucks

May 19, 2013  06:41 PM ET

The Pelicans isn't a bad name. It fitting because the team is in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Know the Bobcats, that's a bad name. Let's name the team after the teams first owner. The Bobcat are so bad, a D-league team could beat them by 20.

 
May 19, 2013  06:54 PM ET
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The Pelicans isn't a bad name. It fitting because the team is in New Orleans, Louisiana. Know the Bobcats, that's a bad name. Let's name the team after the teams first owner. The Bobcat are so bad, a D-league team could beat them by 20.

Actually, the name Pelicans sucks big time LOL.

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