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hornets gold jerseys

The New Orleans Hornets unveiled their new gold alternate uniforms today at an event at the New Orleans Arena prior to the Hornets home game against the San Antonio Spurs that featured five lucky fans who found a golden ticket as part of the Hornets “Hunt for Gold” scavenger hunt.  The five winners were given the opportunity to help launch the uniforms by being the first to own and wear the new gold jerseys and debut their photos and comments about the uniforms on their personal social networking sites.

“Our Mardi Gras gold uniforms proudly pay tribute to our hometown of New Orleans by not only displaying NOLA across the chest of the jersey, but also wearing one of our signature colors that represents the culture, heritage and celebration that makes up our great city,” said Hornets President Hugh Weber.  “It was important for us to allow our fans to be the first to debut these uniforms because they play such an important role in our team’s success on and off the court.”

hornets gold jerseys

The alternate uniforms will be worn for the first time on Friday, Dec. 10 as the Hornets host the Oklahoma City Thunder and again at home on Sunday, Dec. 26 as the Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks.  The Hornets will also sport their Mardi Gras gold uniforms for every Saturday game throughout the rest of the season.

The Hornets’ Mardi Gras gold uniforms also feature purple and Creole blue pinstripes and trim on the sides.  NOLA is written in Creole blue across the front of the jersey and each player’s name is in purple across the top back.  The Fleur de Bee logo adorns the top neck of the jersey and is featured on either side of the shorts.

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Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

Timberwolves television broadcaster Jim Petersen returned to work Saturday night, three days after suffering a heart attack he said was nowhere near the “mild” one the team reported he had after Wednesday morning’s shootaround.

Petersen credits a telephone call to team physician Sheldon Burns with saving his life. Burns urged him to call paramedics immediately rather than wait for his wife to arrive home after he went from experiencing slight discomfort in his chest to a crushing pain in a matter of minutes.

Within 50 minutes after calling for help, Petersen rested in the hospital with a stent in his heart to open what he called a 100 percent blockage.

Toronto Raptors Linas Kleiza goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors David Lee (L) during the second half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto, November 8, 2010.   REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

David Lee wasn’t sure how his body would respond in his return from an eight-game layoff because of an infected elbow.

But it was pretty clear how his teammates were going to respond.

Even before Saturday’s game against Minnesota, the Warriors’ locker room had a different buzz than in the past two weeks. It showed on the court to the tune of a 104-94 victory over the Timberwolves at the Target Center.

“I’m no savior,” Lee said. “The biggest thing I’m trying to bring is a positive attitude. Everybody gets down from time to time. Our morale is a little down right now. We need a little pick-me-up. That’s what I’m trying to do.” …

Dorell Wright had a franchise-record nine three-pointers and a career-high 30 points, Ellis and Curry combined for 46 points on 16-for-30 shooting and 17 assists, and Biedrins had 12 rebounds in 24 minutes.

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