The NBA officially welcomes back the Charlotte Hornets

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The NBA is glad to announce that the Charlotte Hornets are finally back.

One of the most exciting teams of the 90's and a real fan favourite franchise around the league, the Hornets left Charlotte in 2002 and headed for New Orleans and the NBA felt an emotional hole in its wake.

Now they are back however, as the Michael Jordan-owned Bobcats have officially changed their name to the Charlotte Hornets much to the happiness of all NBA fans.

The league approved the franchise name change last July and Jordan was very swift regarding his actions towards his organisation.

The name actually became available for Charlotte when the New Orleans owner Tom Benson changed his franchise from the Hornets to the Pelicans.

Hundreds of fans showed up at the downtown arena for the formal announcement and the official change was greeted with delighted applause.

The organisation's offical website released a video detailing the changes and you can watch the press conference here:

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