There hasn't been a lot of chatter from NBA players about the name change, but a couple tweeted about the news today.
Hornets, yessir. How it should be. #Grandmama— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) May 21, 2013
And Bobcats legend Sean May offered his support!
Glad to heat the #Bobcatsare changing the name back to the Hornets— Sean May (@BigMay42) May 21, 2013
Hear*— Sean May (@BigMay42) May 21, 2013
However, former Hornets star forward Larry Johnson seemed quite offended that he wasn't included in the ceremony or any events with the organization. It should be noted that Johnson does a fair amount of stuff with the Knicks so who knows if he can actually do both simultaneously.
Charlotte, how about honoring me and Mugs. Just a thought. Show your love!!!— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) May 21, 2013
I understand Charlotte, u don't need us you have M. Jordan— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) May 21, 2013
I do think it's pretty funny that he didn't include Alonzo Mourning with him and Muggsy Bogues (who has been a part of Bobcats events for years now).