The Charlotte NBA Team Might Rather Be The Hornets Again

During its short 25 years in the NBA, the Hornets moniker has proven to be the league's Johnny Cash — it's been everywhere, man. Born in Charlotte, transplanted to New Orleans in 2001, bivouacked in Oklahoma City for two post-Katrina seasons, back to New Orleans for the past six seasons, then banished to the Island of… » 5/18/13 1:10pm 5/18/13 1:10pm

15 minutes and 34 seconds into the Heat's game against the Hornets last night, LeBron hit a three, putting LeBron up 28-27 on the Hornets. He was 10/11 at that point, including 6/6 from three. (The Heat were up by 17, but whatever.) Highlights here. » 3/30/13 10:30am 3/30/13 10:30am

The Lakers Tricked The Hornets Into Defending The Wrong Basket

We've all tried this one, right? Line up on the wrong side of the ball so the defenders get confused and try to gain position on the wrong basket? And we stopped trying it after realizing that it never, ever works, right? » 3/07/13 12:00pm 3/07/13 12:00pm

The New Orleans Hornets Are Officially The New Orleans Pelicans

We've been on board the Pelicans bandwagon from the very beginning, but the team made it official this afternoon. Starting next season, the Hornets are no more (unless the Bobcats become the Hornets. Even then the Pelicans will keep the Hornets' pre-2002 history. It's all very confusing.) » 1/24/13 3:20pm 1/24/13 3:20pm

With Their Name Change Looming, The New Orleans Hornets Have Also…

It is, by now, established that if and when the New Orleans Hornets change their name to the Pelicans, they'll have one of the best mascots in the league. Feisty, local, unique—its got everything you'd want in a mascot, and the Pelicans will rocket to the top of the standings based on their team name alone. New… » 12/22/12 11:30am 12/22/12 11:30am

Report: The New Orleans Hornets Will Soon Become The New Orleans…

Marc J. Spears says it, so it must be so: The New Orleans Hornets will soon become the New Orleans Pelicans. It's a nice little name, and it's battle-tested—the New Orleans baseball Pelicans existed most every season from 1887 until 1959—so it won't soon reek of turn-of-the-century-futurespeak like "Heat," "Thunder,"… » 12/04/12 7:15pm 12/04/12 7:15pm

Rasheed Wallace Yells "Ball Don't Lie" Because Sheed Likes To Yell…

The absolute best conceit in basketball is there is some sort of cosmic justice. If a player makes an undeserved trip to the line on a ticky-tack foul, the telltale ball will betray the shooter. This worked to perfection last night, as Rasheed Wallace—the chattiest player in the game—felt he was done an injustice… » 11/21/12 12:55pm 11/21/12 12:55pm

Hornets Coach Monty Williams Hates The Sound Of His Own Complaining…

Last Friday, Hornets rookie sensation Anthony Davis suffered a mild concussion after taking an elbow to the head from his teammate, Austin Rivers. As a precaution, Davis was not allowed to fly with his team to Chicago on Saturday. Hornets coach Monty Williams was not happy about that, and expressed his displeasure in… » 11/05/12 3:05pm 11/05/12 3:05pm

There Is Something Fishy About Eric Gordon's Knee Injury

Earlier today, the New Orleans Hornets announced that all-star shooting guard Eric Gordon will be out indefinitely with a knee injury. Gordon has been dealing with pain in his right knee since having arthroscopic surgery on it back in February. Knees can be fickle, and the announcement that Gordon will be out for a… » 10/31/12 4:53pm 10/31/12 4:53pm

A Hornets Executive Somehow Flew Out Of New Orleans With A Loaded…

As anyone who's flown anywhere in the last decade or so knows, flying can be a pain in the ass. So many restrictions on what you can and can't bring, not to mention that dreary routine of removing your belt and shoes and the loaded .38 that's registered under your wife's name. Unless you're the Hornets VP for event… » 10/02/12 5:10pm 10/02/12 5:10pm

Watch Eric Gordon Slowly Back Away From Reporters While Giving World's…

Yesterday we told you about poor Eric Gordon's desperate quest to get out of New Orleans, despite the fact that the Hornets will almost certainly match the Phoenix Suns' four-year, $58 million offer sheet. » 7/07/12 12:50pm 7/07/12 12:50pm

Eric Gordon Really, Really Wants Out Of New Orleans

The Hornets guard is in Las Vegas, vying for a spot on the Olympic team, and he's telling anyone who will listen just how much he'd rather play in Phoenix than New Orleans. Coincidentally, he just agreed to a four-year, $58 million offer sheet with the Suns! » 7/06/12 6:20pm 7/06/12 6:20pm

The New Orleans Hornets Will Pick First In The 2012 NBA Draft

The New Orleans Hornets, currently owned by the NBA and soon to be owned by Saints owner Tom Benson, will select first in the 2012 NBA Draft (most likely choosing Kentucky forward Anthony Davis). The Charlotte Bobcats, which had the worst winning percenatge in NBA history this past season, will pick second, and the… » 5/30/12 8:30pm 5/30/12 8:30pm

The Most Unwanted Tickets Of The NBA Season Were In New Orleans

Now that the NBA's regular season is over, it's time to wrap-up our analysis of NBA tickets that had the least demand. Once again, we turned to Will Flaherty, the director of communications for SeatGeek, the online ticket search engine that compiles data from hundreds of resellers. This time, Flaherty took a look at… » 4/27/12 5:15pm 4/27/12 5:15pm

Reggie Evans Was Not Elbowed By Metta World Peace, But He Flopped Like…

The Hornets' Greivis Vasquez was initially whistled for a Flagrant Foul 2 for what he did here to Reggie Evans after Evans set a hard screen on him at midcourt. But the call was changed to a plain old personal foul against Vasquez after a video review proved Evans was more James Franco than James Harden. » 4/23/12 11:05am 4/23/12 11:05am

New Orleans Gets The NBA All-Star Game, Again

Now that the Hornets finally have an owner who isn't every other NBA owner, it's time for the association to pay up. The 2014 All-Star Game will be held in New Orleans, which hasn't hosted it since all the way back in 2008. » 4/16/12 12:30pm 4/16/12 12:30pm

Hornets Fans Gave Jason Smith A Standing Ovation After His Ejection For…

The Hornets' Jason Smith earned a Flagrant 2 foul and an automatic ejection after this hard foul on Blake Griffin, but earned the admiration of New Orleans fans on his way out. » 3/23/12 12:48am 3/23/12 12:48am

Samuel L. Jackson Announced The Clippers-Hornets Starting Lineups With…

The New Orleans Hornets welcomed Chris Paul back to the Crescent City with pomp and circumstance, including inviting actor Samuel L. Jackson to perform a take as his Jules Winnfield character from Pulp Fiction in doing the introductions. It wasn't exceptionally interesting after his Ezekiel 25:17 passage, and in… » 3/22/12 9:19pm 3/22/12 9:19pm

It Is Entirely Possible That Chris Kaman Killed This Cat Just To Make A…

Kaman and the Hornets are playing the Bobcats tonight. So naturally Kaman took to Twitter to pose with a dead bobcat. This requires a very important question, any answer to which leads to further questions: where did he get a dead bobcat? Did he borrow it from a friend? Did he already have it in his freezer? Did he… » 3/12/12 3:40pm 3/12/12 3:40pm