Does this make the title less despressing?

The Hornet’s Most Disappointing Moment of the Season


It’s not the Marcus Thornton trade. It’s not when Emeka Okafor injured his hip against the Suns (more on that in the future) or when David West hurt his knee. It’s when the NBA and David Stern bought the Hornets. No other moment in the season left me as deflated as that one.

I, like most fans, had been holding out hope that Gary Chouest would buy the team from George Shinn. Even though the deal had been KO’d for about a month, nothing had been confirmed and I talked myself into thinking there was still a chance. It was a pipe dream but, still, you never know. It was a dream filled with green grass, blue skies, pretty clouds and kittens riding unicorns. But then Stern came in and affirmed that those kittens were dead. (I know he’s not actually a bad guy, but I have this evil-genius picture of him in my mind. And, as the lockout drags on, it only gets intensified. Someone needs to make a comic book character out of him.)

And now Hornet’s fans will have to wait until the lockout is over for the end of the unsettled ownership situation. But if Stern’s claims of four or five local buyers is true, then maybe it wont be much longer.

In the comments below, let us know what you’re most disappointing Hornet’s moment was this season. Tonight, I’ll leave you with this…

Tags: David Stern David West Emeka Okafor Gary Chouest Marcus Thornton

  • lottoni81

    Besides all that Jake mentioned and I agree, the attendance in some Hornets’ games in the last season disappointed me. Okafor’s performance in the playoffs also deeply disappointed. And the CP3′ zero pts game against the Grizzlies. However, our main concern is about the direction of the franchise. I’m hoping every day to a new owner to appear and stabilize the team in New Orleans. What becomes increasingly complicated with this lockout.

  • daThRONe

    Okafor getting dunked on by Kobe!

  • daThRONe

    You really need to just spit out this Emeka secret already.

  • JamesGrayson

    Has to be the Chris Paul “0 point game” as well as the “2-point game at the Garden.” That was downright embarrassing and it’s like Chris Paul didn’t exist. Time certainly stood still.