Originally Posted by rufuspaul
When you hear people talk on sports radio around here the way they romanticize the Hornets years is pretty funny. You would think that the Hornets won multiple championships by the way they talk. In reality the Hornets were never anything but a slightly above average team that would occasionally advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs.
I grew up in New York state during the heights of Zo, Mugsy and LJ. I would estimate that the Hornets were top 5 most popular NBA team in NY state based on merchandise sales; only behind the Knicks(obviously), Bulls and maybe Magic and Celtics.
I don't know whether it was the logo, Mugsy or Grandma Ma but they were popular for some reason up in NY.