Well, they just had to go and make this weird.
Per the Observer's Rick Bonnell (who used to cover the Charlotte Hornets in their heyday), the Bobcats will hold a news conference this evening to officially announce that they'll be re-becoming the Charlotte Hornets in the near future. Multiple implications, of course:
(1) My and yours and everyone else's, but most importantly, my Charlotte Hornets hats, shirts, kilts, cufflinks, and signed crotch photos will now run the strong risk of serving not as endorsements of Curry, Rice, and Grandmama, but rather unequivocal advocacy for the on-court stylings of DeSagana Diop (/shudders /shudders forever and dies).
(2) The new Hornets will still be the old Bobcats, and the Pelicans, née the Hornets, will presumably retain the Hornet franchise history. And so in theory we could have a throwback Charlotte Hornets vs. Charlotte Hornets night, and if and when Glen Rice Jr./Anthony Mason Jr./Kurt Rambis the XXth become things, we could have a slightly crazier Charlotte Hornets vs. Charlotte Hornets night!
(3) These are jokes, but actually that first one is really sort of worrisome. Are we morally obligated to relegate ourselves to Pelican-only paraphernalia starting tonight? Did that hat Anthony Davis wore pre-lottery a year ago actually foreshadow a free agency move to the post-Hornet Hornets in 2017?
Darkness abounds and madness reigns.