Thursday, October 30, 2014
It's a day early but I hope you enjoy these images from
the Charlotte Observer & the News!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Opening night November 4, 1988 was a formal affair - tuxedos, evening gowns, spotlight introductions. It was the Hornets' home debut and standing in a tunnel connecting the court to the team locker rooms NBA commissioner David Stern marveled at the sellout. The Charlotte Coliseum, with 23,000-plus seats, was designed to attract ACC and NCAA tournaments. Stern was initially concerned it was too big to create demand for tickets. Everything about that night was perfect except, well, the game itself. The Cleveland Cavaliers thumped the expansion Hornets by a score of 133-93. As the beaten players started walking toward the tunnel something remarkable happened - a spontaneous standing ovation from the fans - long, warm and sincere. - Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer Sports Columnist
the Cleveland Cavaliers.' Bob Leverone/Staff