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New NBA Team Names: New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets; New Team Gear Too!
The 2014-15 NBA basketball season is underway and we've got two new team names for the season. Well, technically one of them is a return to the original franchise name. New for this season: the New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets team originally started as an expansion franchise in Charlotte, but then moved to New Orleans where they kept the same nickname. But years later, the team has switched to a name more fit to their Louisiana home. Starting in 2014, the franchise is now the New Orleans Pelicans. With this new team nickname, the team has a new logo, color and of course, new jerseys and apparel.
With the Pelicans name change, that opened things up for the Charlotte NBA team to reclaim its original Hornets nickname. After the Hornets left North Carolina, the NBA awarded a second expansion franchise years later to Charlotte and that team played as the Charlotte Bobcats for several seasons. No more, the Charlotte Hornets are reborn! The Hornets have kept the original teal and purple colors of the franchise but they have a completely new look and design for the relaunch of the original team name.
New jerseys, hats, shirts, hoodies and much more are now available for both the New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets. Order yours today from our storefront.