View Full Version : Hornets in OKC... My 2 cents

Redneck Cabbie
06-23-2006, 12:57 PM
It seems to me that the Hornets may wind up like the last NBA franchise that was split between two cities. Anyone remember the Kansas City/Omaha Kings? Yes I know the Kings moved from Cincinnati and were split between the two cities immediately following, but there are some similarities.

Remember, the Hornets are not that far removed from their days in Charlotte. I don't remember pre-Katrina support in New Orleans being all that great. While it will be the PC thing to do to move the team back there, the joy-joy will only last for a little while.

My prediction is they'll be moved to Las Vegas by 2011, if the Maloofs (Kings) don't beat them to it.

06-29-2006, 08:31 PM
I agree with you that the Hornets will either remain permanently in OKC OR Share homecourt with NO for the life of their lease in NO. This pleases everyone (political in NO, financial/profitability in OKC, so on).

However, after that lease, I suspect the team will stay in OKC. Until then, look for a permanent name change and moniker to "New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets"!!