Next season the Charlotte Bobcats will officially revert back to their original name of the Charlotte Hornets. The new logo was revealed a few days ago but was unveiled to a capacity home crowd during an on-court halftime ceremony that was emceed by Fox SportSouth’s Stephanie Ready and featured Hornets legends Muggsy Bogues, Rex Chapman, Dell Curry and Kelly Tripucka.
According to the NBA official site: The primary logo utilizes the purple and teal color palette and features an aggressive-looking hornet that is ready to attack. Its piercing eyes, raised antennae, expanded wings and pointed stinger depict its relentless intensity. Incorporated within the logo is a basketball that doubles as the hornet’s body. The Charlotte Hornets wordmark is written across the insect. The logo contains several odes to that of the original Hornets with its white wings, white accents within its eyes, a stinger and the inclusion of a basketball.
The Bobcats/Hornets are currently battling to position themselves for an Eastern Conference playoff spot, a highly attainable goal due to the decline of several Eastern Conference teams as a result of key player injuries.