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After three seasons in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina forced the franchise to temporarily relocate to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.
The Hornets have had 2 Rookie of the year winners in Chris Paul and Larry Johnson.
The team name Hornets was derived from the city’s fierce resistance to the Revolutionary War, which prompted the British commander to refer to it as “a veritable nest of hornets.”
The Hornets popularized the use of pinstripes on uniforms and the purple and teal colors took some heat but regardless they inspired similar designs by various other NBA franchises.
To Practice his 3-point shot, Glen Rice used to turn all of the lights off in the gym and shoot in the dark.
Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player to ever play in the NBA at the height of 5’3”.
Kobe Bryant was originally drafted to the Hornets.
Neighbors specifically remember that Pistol Pete once dribbled the ball at 20MPH while inside of a car.
The first ever victory in Franchise History was against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Emeka Okafor’s Full name is actually “Chukwuemeka” Okafor and it means “God has done well.”
Emeka Okafor was on the cover of March Madness in 2005 and was rated the best overall player on the game with a rating of 90.
The National Basketball Academy and the New Orleans Pelicans are proud to present the official Pelicans Youth Basketball Program! Find camps, clinics, leagues, and training programs near you.
Check out the coverage from the Monty Williams Camp last Summer!
The New Orleans Pelicans Summer Basketball Camps are back for their best season ever! Join us at one of over twenty sessions that will offer expert instruction, fantastic giveaways and NBA excitement. (Hurry….many sessions will sell out quickly)
Join The National Basketball Academy and the New Orleans Pelicans for one of the nation’s premier basketball clinic programs offered right here in New Orleans. Our expert coaches will help you take your game to the next level. You’ll also experience all the fun and excitement of NBA basketball via various giveaways, contests and special surprises!
Experience the excitement of the National Basketball Academy league program! These leagues provide players a chance to improve their skills in fun, competitive environment. .
Learn more and register for upcoming tournements sponsored and managed by the National Baskeball Academy.