Without a doubt the name "Bobcats" didn't help the Bob Johnson NBA franchise get off the ground, perhaps that is why there is a lot of support in Charlotte for Michael Jordan to rename the team the "Flight".
But "Flight" makes no more sense than "Bob's Cats", as some, even well meaning names just don't work, flight is one of those names.
The NBA should have been smart enough to restrict the moving of team names, the Jazz belong in New Orleans, the Hornets in Charlotte. But the same can be said for baseball, football and hockey.
Twins could move to Tampa I guess, but how about the Broncos to Jacksonville? What about the New York Packers, or Atlanta Yankees? Some names just shouldn't be moved, and the Hornets is a name that should have never been moved.
I never understood the Hurricanes in Raleigh, or Pittsburgh having Penguins. Penguins hardly sound like a formidable opponent.
The Falcons are ok in Atlanta and the Braves moved from Wisconsin and the world didn't end.
In Charlotte I don't think we would want a team named for some disaster, the Chicago Fire never should have become a soccer team, yet soccer teams have really odd names if you ask me.
In the end the only name that fits is Hornets and the only name that doesn't fit in New Orleans is Hornets. Its a no brainer, if Michael Jordan has any pull at all with the NBA, the name Hornets will come back home and all will be right with the world or at least in the world of Charlotte Sports.