Charlotte Hornets

Sports Team

The Charlotte Hornets began as an NBA expansion team in 1988, playing 14 years before moving to New Orleans. The Hornets returned to Charlotte in 2002 as the expansion Bobcats.

The franchise reclaimed the Hornets mascot in 2014 after New Orleans eschewed the Hornets moniker for the Pelicans.

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The Charlotte Hornets began as an NBA expansion team in 1988, playing 14 years before moving to New Orleans. The Hornets returned to Charlotte in 2002 as the expansion Bobcats.

The franchise reclaimed the Hornets mascot in 2014 after New Orleans eschewed the Hornets moniker for the Pelicans.

The Michael Jordan-owned club has never won an NBA championship, but has been home to stars such as Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning.

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