CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

The Charlotte Bobcats are an America basketball professional team which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bobcats began plaCharlotte Bobcatsy in the National Basketball Association in 2004-05. The team uniform colors is When the Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans for the 2002-03 season, the city and the NBA agreed to create a new team in Charlotte for the 2004-05 season.The team is owned  by a group led by BET billionaire Robert L. Johnson. Johson is one of the first prominent African-American owners in United States sports. The team plays in the Eastern Conference’s Southeastern division, along with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, and Washington Wizards. They won their first game in franchise history over the Orlando Magic 111-100 on November 6,2004. On November 23, the Bobcats posted a 91-89 win over the Detroit Pistons, becoming the first expansion team since 1971 to defeat defending NBA Champions. On December 14th the Bobcats really gave their fans something to roar about by beating the New Orleans Hornets 94-93 in overtime in the team’s first trip to Charlotte after the move.

The Bobcats would go on to post an 18-64 record finishing in 4th place, while Rookie Emeka Oakfor captured Rookie of the Year honors. In the 2005 NBA Draft, the BobcCharlotte Bobcatsats drafted two UNC players; guard Raymond Felton and forward Sean May. With these two players, in addition to Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats hoped to build a young, solid foundation for future success. Emeka Okafor was drafted by the charlotte Bobcats as the second overall pick in the 2004 National Basketball Association (NBA).  The Bobcats is A New team on the block and is yet to win any title. The team named after team owner Robert ‘’Bob’’ Johson the first black majority owner in Major Team Sports. The bobcat is also one of the few indegenous predators to the Charlotte Mecklenburg County area of North Carolina. With the fact that Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers made the cat-theme a natural choice to carry over to its new basketball team. The franchise logo is a streaking orange bobcat head in a blue field with Bobcats written in silver below Charlotte written in blue. The Bobcats team head coach is Bernie Bickerstaff and the home arena for the franchise is Charlotte Bobcats Arena.