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    Support, CBA Talk Scheduled, Mbenga, and Commish’s Pets

    42 - Hornets247.com

    Bee Bite: 2011.08.25

    1 Page of Page 2 New Orleans Hornets News

    Countdown: 22 days, ~1150 season tickets to go, ~20 parties left

    Countup: Day 56 of Lockout

    The recent signing of Chevron as a Crescent City Champion seems to have attracted the attention of the media, at least in this NBA-news-starved market. It should. As I said elsewhere, their sponsorship is, in the end, a high-dollar vote of confidence in the fans' support of the team, at least during the duration of the deal.

    Between the $4m increase in sponsorhip money and the offloading of Marcus Banks, that's and $8m swing . . . for someone dropping $300m+ on a team, that goes a long way to making sure you get the return sought. A long way. Of course, we'll likely spend that Marcus Banks $4m on a player, but hopefully such a move will yield dividends both on and off the court.

    Hoops Karma has a bit of a rant on Stern and his relationship with New Orleans over at Opposing Views. Isn't it nice to be looked at as the pet team, or at least pet city? Even if he is a little snotty about this, especially in relation to the Sonics, it's nice to read.

    There is a small meeting between the players' and owners' reps scheduled, but the rhetoric temperature says that we should temper our expectations for progress being made.

    Lastly, Mbenga was cut from Belgium's team.

    Carry on.

    Read the complete article @ Hornets247.com

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    Mbenga cut from Belgium's team? I didn't know Belgium had a team.

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    I want Mbenga to open up a coffee shop in the Bywater.
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    I understand the points 'Hoop Karma' mentioned, but I really hate ranting pieces like this. Doesn't have his facts straight, and I hate that this might be some people's only 'insight' into the situation

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    Rocketman... That's exactly why I put these up. We can't undo these things, but we can keep up with the misinformation to better combat it.

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