The Top Ten Moments in Charlotte Hornets History:
10. Beatle record burning at half-time brings out famed segregationist Lester Maddox as surprise guest, to rousing standing ovation.
9. After first ever game in the Coliseum, first Charlotte fan complains loudly that George Shinn is the worst owner ever and promises never to
attend another game in protest.
8. After discovering that the Hornets have been reporting actual rather than paid attendance in the 2001-02 season, causing Hornets attendance
to drop from the giddy heights of 28th in the NBA to 29th, reporter for the Charlotte Observer decides not to dig deeper to see if the ownership
had inflated attendance in the Hornets early years in order to set so-called "records."
7. First free-agent decides not to resign with the Hornets because he cannot find enough to spend his multi-million dollar salary on at Wal-Mart and the Red Lobster.
6. Last NBA attendance record allegedly surpassed when short-sleeve button down shirt, plastic glasses and crew-cut night brings out standing room only crowd for free Hornets clip-on ties.
5. Ordinance requiring Hornets players to wear long pants and Honey Bees to wear ankle-length dresses "and cover their bosoms" loses by one vote
after David Stern moves his checking account to Nationsbank.
4. First ever (announced) non-sellout at Coliseum when it is learned that Alonzo Mourning once said H.E. Double-hockey sticks in traffic.
3. Move to require a public referendum prior to each Hornets draft choice loses steam when the coaches of UNC, Duke, and NC State all threaten to resign in protest.
2. Theme to the Andy Griffith Show abandoned as team fight song when it is revealed that in real-life Mr. Griffith once had a lesbian friend.
Name of Honey "Beas" changed to Honey "Bees" under public pressure.
1. In the wake of the Hornets relocation to New Orleans, Charlotte Coliseum dedicated to (albeit very small) monster truck rallies. The City Council has a giant number 3 painted on the roof in an ordinance declaring that North Carolina is no longer to be considered the "basketball capital of the world," but will be now be known as the