Charlotte use to be the a Pro-Basketball mecca until George Shinn took the team and split. Charlotteans use to pack the old Tyvola stadium to watch a team that had no chance of even making the playoffs (early on at least). Hornets apparel was a hot market in the Gran-ma-ma/Zoe days, even nationally. As a kid I went to those games with my Father, and like many those our some of my first pro sports memories. However we were all crushed when the team left. And this is why I believe so many people are having such a hard time supporting the Bobcats.
So for Jordan to SERIOUSLY resurrect Pro-basketball in this town, I propose he do the following:
Trade DJ, Diaw, Dampier and a whatever draft picks necessary for, Chris Paul, Emeka Okafor AND the "Hornets" brand. I don't know if it's even possible to adda team brand to this sort of thing. But how would this look to you?
2010/2011 Charlotte Hornets starting lineup
HC: Larry Brown (hall of fame)
PG: Chris Paul (all-star)
SG: Stephen Jackson (all-star potential)
SF: Gerald Wallace (all-star)
PF: Tyrus Thomas
C: Emeka Okafor