Originally Posted by TitusTroy
what you're not a Charlotte Hornet fan??...
...as far as the Warriors, this is their last year in Oakland...next year they're moving to that new spiffy looking Chase Center arena in San Francisco...
I was, once. Was even a season ticket holder for the first few years. Then George Shinn got caught with his pants down and disgraced (sexual harassment seems to be a problem with the owners of Charlotte sports teams; see also: Jerry Richardson). He moved the team to New Orleans and kept the Hornets name, which had a special historical significance to Charlotte. (The British called the local rebels a "nest of hornets" during the Revolutionary War.) That pissed a lot of locals off, me included. David Stern could have denied the move, and he should have. Shinn would have sold the team to a local dude (Michael Jordan was interested even then), retired to Mar-a-Lago or somewhere with his zillions, and everything would have been ducky.
Then came the Bobcats, whose name derived from Bob Johnson, the new owner, who was a media (founder of BTV) zillionaire from DC who never gave a damn about the team. He really
wanted a baseball team but settled for basketball when that wasn't in the cards. When the Hornets finally came back, my love was gone; my ardor had cooled. It happens. Sometimes a divorce is necessary for both parties to move on, ya' know?
Steph Curry is a Charlotte product - born, raised and schooled here. I've followed his career since Davidson, and became a Dubs fan as soon as he was drafted there. No Johnny-come-lately bandwagon fan, me. I dug the Dubs before
they were cool.