Originally Posted by Priceless Blaze
Well my bad -.- I made a mistake lol, I just could have swore when I was at the Phillips Arena for the ppv I saw at least something for the Hawks hanging like a banner for a damn championship, figured it was them. As for the Braves then I messed up there a lot more lol, oh well I just woke up and shit anyway.
No worries, like I said it's still technically franchise championships. The titles carry over from whatever city they were previously in. But it only matters depending on whether your loyalty is strictly with the franchise or if it's local pride.
Off-topic but I always wonder about Charlotte, New Orleans, and OKC when it comes to the NBA. The silverbacks of New Orleans had the Jazz but then they moved to Utah. Then New Orleans got the Hornets and OKC adopted them briefly before handing them back over. Those same Hornets were in Charlotte before, but now that city has the Bobcats. And OKC has the Thunder, previously the Seattle Supersonics. I figure the old NO Jazz fans stopped caring shortly after the team left, and have latched on to the Hornets. There may or may not be a generation of Charlotte Hornets fans that still root for them but probably not so much now that they have the Bobcats. And OKC LOVED the Hornets and there was probably a bit of a struggle to root against them once the Thunder arrived. But I imagine the past two seasons has alleviated all that.
Man... not many people remember this but if it were not for Robert Kraft buying the Patriots and keeping them in New England, they would have moved to St. Louis and been known as the Stallions. Can't imagine the Boston sports market not having an NFL team so there may have been an expansion team eventually. I'm REAL glad to avoid all that.