Two months back, we took a look at the Hornets' (lack of) rivalry games for the 2016-17 season and attempted to determine the team's main adversary.
As of Monday night, we have a new name to throw into the ring: the Chicago Cubs.
Prior to Monday night's preseason overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls, lifelong White Sox fan and Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky decided he wanted to make a statement.
Frank Kaminsky does not want the Cubs to win. Wearing a Bartman jersey pic.twitter.com/DvuJiZ4466— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) October 18, 2016
Note: For anyone unaware of what the significance of Steve Bartman is to the Cubs, I recommend some reading to enlighten yourself.
After a poor first half, Kaminsky would go on to score 14 second-half points and tie for the team lead in scoring for the game. All was fine and dandy, until he checked Twitter and found the following tweet from the Cubs.
When the Frank is too salty. pic.twitter.com/KHKtEuXgkd— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 18, 2016
This then led to the birth of a rivalry, and a glorious Twitter exchange.
. @Cubs my reaction when I saw this pic.twitter.com/YRqJVZLg5U— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) October 18, 2016
. @Cubs now I'm just mad at myself pic.twitter.com/Q4YxnkymH7— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) October 18, 2016
. @Cubs at least I haven't been dwelling for 108 years #GOAT pic.twitter.com/sPFRlbB728— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) October 18, 2016
Grab your popcorn and be ready. Who knows when the next shots will be fired.