James Grayson, Hornets247.com
There are reasons to be optimistic this season about the New Orleans Hornets. These reasons are why we should see more fair weather fans declaring themselves Hornets “fans.”
People are already hitchin’ their wagons headin’ for New Orleans!
With the regular season approaching and our official announcement that it is indeed Hornets season already I thought we might try and convince those passive NBA fans to join Hornets nation right now!
I know what you are thinking Mr/Ms/Mrs. Dedicated Hornets Fan, “No, I don’t want them to support us — they are annoying.” I’m here to say that you need these fans.
Why might you ask? Well the answer is simple. Ever get frustrated when the Hornets get*zero National TV coverage when they’re playing well? It’s because of these bandwagon fans. They haven’t hitched their wagon to our merry band and big-time networks will only cover something that garners more eyeballs.
So with that reasoning I’m here to rally everyone around the NBA to hitch their wagon early and partake in our glorious journey!
1. Anthony Davis will be one of the best to play the game
He hasn’t played a second in the NBA, but folks know that Davis’ talent is undeniable. His defensive impact will be*electric and the color of the paint in the key will be a warning signal to any foe who dares enter it.
Davis is not just a great prospect and player right now, his brand appeal and youthful exuberance both on and off the court is something that everyone will like. What makes him even more appealing is his long-term potential. Many say he has the capabilities and package that Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett once had. Now, he’s not there yet, but he could be soon.
Rather than wait four years before declaring yourself an Anthony Davis fan, why not do it now and save yourself the trouble of looking like a fair-weather NBA fan?
2. The Austin Rivers/Doc Rivers rivalry