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New Orleans to host 2014 NBA All-Star Game

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UPDATE 4:30 pm: Break out the beads, David Stern has made it official — the 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be in New Orleans. “There is no better place to celebrate and showcase the NBA than in New Orleans, a city with a rich tradition of hosting major events that is second-to-none,” Stern said. “Our [more]

New owner will mean new name, logo for Hornets soon

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“Hornets” is not a name that fits with New Orleans. It was a leftover from when George Shinn moved his team from Charlotte — a city nicknamed “the hornets’ nest” — but “Hornets” goes together with the spirit of New Orleans about as much as tacos go with gumbo. New Hornets owner Tom Benson is [more]

Eric Gordon may have offers, but Big Easy likely his home

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Despite the fact he is coming off knee surgery, and that along with recent back spasms have limited him to playing in just five games this season, Eric Gordon promises to be very popular this summer. He will be a restricted free agent. And he is considered one of the (if not THE) best up [more]

Once Hornets are sold, team could get new name, identity

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The Charlotte Hornets was a fitting name — in 1775, just prior to the American Revolution, Lord Cornwallis referred to Charlotte as “a hornet’s nest of rebellion” and the people of that city have worn that rebellious badge proudly ever since. The New Orleans Hornets… that name is just the leftover a team moved there [more]

Plenty of bidders, Hornets not leaving Big Easy anytime soon

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What happens in New York this week has a lot more to do with the long-term viability of the Hornets in New Orleans than anything else. Revenue sharing among owners and how the new salary system works — and if it means the Hornets really can keep Chris Paul — are at the heart of [more]