The Charlotte Bobcats probably won’t be changing their nickname anytime soon, but they might be switching up their team colors.
NBA.com released an image of the Bobcats 2012 draft hat with a light blue bill, a dark blue cap and “Bobcats” in white. The only orange on the hat was “Charlotte” in small lettering above the “Bobcats”.
I like the new look, and I’ll like it even more if the Bobcats come out with new jerseys in that color scheme next year.
It’s doubtful Charlotte will become the Hornets again any time soon.
The Charlotte Observer had this story first, and explained what it would take for the Bobcats to switch nicknames:
“NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in April the league ‘would clearly look at’’ returning the Hornets name to Charlotte if Bobcats owner Michael Jordan wants it. Typically the league wants two seasons of lead time before installing a new team name, but Silver said this could be simpler since the league already owns “Charlotte Hornets.'” (Rick Bonnell)
Tom Benson, the Hornets’ new owner, has already said he wants to change the team’s nickname, so when he takes over, the “Hornets” will be available.