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Get set for a fresh dose of ‘Lin-sanity’ as the point guard from Harvard who burst onto the NBA is all set to win over fans once again. This time he is a part of the re-incarnation of the Charlotte Hornets as they shrug off their short-lived stint as Bobcats and once again embrace their true identity. And what could be a more poignant encounter than the one featuring teams that both started out as expansion franchises in 1988. That’s right, the Hornets travel all the way to Miami to take on the ‘Big Three 2.0’ at their home court. Do not miss what is sure to be an interesting affair; buy Charlotte Hornets Miami tickets now.
Basketball had a rich base in North Carolina even before Charlotte had its own NBA franchise. Prior to 1988, there were at least four North Carolina based basketball teams that were popular. In addition to this, there were local basketball teams such as Johnson C. Smith, Davidson and UNC Charlotte which were all adding to public interest in the game. And so it was that in 1988 the NBA decided to expand the league to include 4 more franchises with Charlotte being one of the lucky ones.
History Behind the Name
In naming the fledgling franchise, the owners were initially leaning towards Charlotte Spirit but later it was decided to open a public ‘naming contest.’ As a result of this exercise, the name ‘Hornets’ was chosen. The history behind it being the resolute defense put up by the locals of the area against British forces during the Revolution which led to the British commander Lord Cornwallis terming the area as a ‘Hornet’s Nest.’ Over the years, the Charlotte Hornets team has depicted the same resoluteness and determination in the face of odds which has won them respect from their peers and adulation from their fans.
Dark Horse of the League
Charlotte Hornets are owned by the NBA legend Michael Jordan who saw immense potential in the franchise. The home court of the franchise is the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. The Hornets are placed in the Eastern Conference where they play in the Southeast division. This is an unforgettable opportunity for fans of the Hornets. Don’t miss it; buy Charlotte Hornets Miami tickets as quickly as possible.