Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Hornets’

Whats Doin: The New Orleans Pelicans?

A weekly wrap of the things you should know in basketball. * The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season. They’re havin’ a laugh, no? * At a Halloween party Tim Duncan and Tony Parker pointed some fake guns at a […]

Finally, a Hornet

Get some meat on those bones, boy.

Day 32 – Unibrow!

I’m not even going to lie. I barely watched a second of Rajon Rondo’s historic night (which was possibly one of the best point guard performances in playoff history). The reason – New Orleans won the lottery and I spent the next 48 hours (and counting) watching highlights, listening to interviews, reading articles, reading scouting […]

Uneasy history finally resolving in the Big Easy

Back in 2005 the New Orleans Hornets finished the season managing just 18 wins to go along with 64 losses. As the franchise-worst record suggests, these were some pretty dark days for the fans of Louisiana’s second favourite professional sports team. But as we all know, in today’s NBA your fortunes can change pretty quickly […]

Have Ya Heard? Kaman on the Block

SP is the newest writer to hit the pine for NBAMate. He’s a struggling Hornets fan who hasn’t yet come to terms with the fact that the most exciting player to watch on his team is Jason Smith. He’s also the founder of hoopdownunder.com and spends his spare time cheering for every opponent of the Minnesota […]

Lockout Blues: Of Teams And Man

The NBA has too many teams. There. I’ve set out the basic premise of this article in the very first line. Last time, I discussed the problem of market size in the NBA. Part of the reason this is a problem is that the NBA simply over-expanded over the years, which has also served to […]

Previewing our viewing: 3 must-watch November games on One HD

A new feature here at NBAmate, we look at three of the most intriguing games  on free-to-air Australian TV in the upcoming month. Preference will be given to teams that don’t usually get an enormous amount of exposure. Friday 5th of November 1:30pm Thunder @ Blazers With two of the very best young teams in […]

2010-11 NBA Preview – Sleepers, Creepers and Grenades

Greetings, gentlemen and ladyboys. Today I come to you not from the glitz and glamour of South Beach, the sunshine and G-strings of the Gold Coast or even from amongst the skanky delights of my home city’s own Kings Cross. Instead, I come to you from my family’s apartment, right under the Sydney Airport flight […]

Sunday Six Pack: Midrange Game, Three-point Blame and Moustache Fame

ONE: A mixed week in the NBA, as far as the Aussie contingent goes. The bad news obviously being that Bogut injured his leg. The good news is that Bogut thinks he can get back on the court quicker than the 2-4 weeks that was initially diagnosed. I had a similar injury my second year […]

2008-2009 Season Preview: The Contenders

Your 2009 NBA Champion is going to be one of these teams Los Angeles Lakers Shortly after the Gasol trade last season, me and one of my many Suns-supporting friends (who for unnamed reasons shall be known as the Cougar Hunter) were musing about the Lakers fortunes. “It’s so unfair”, was the overriding theme of […]