Hornets fan from Philly
I’ve been meaning to write this for a long time because I wanted find out if there were other Hornets fans out there like me. I figure now that I’m home for the holidays, sitting in the room that I grew up in and surrounded by Hornets posters, now’s a better time than any..
I’ve been a Hornets fan for a long time now.. since the 4th grade, so I’m thinking it was around 1994. I’ve lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia for pretty much my entire life, so growing up I constantly had to explain to people why I loved the Hornets so much and not the Sixers. It’s weird too because I’m definitely a Phillies/Eagles fan. In case you’re wondering how I actually became a Hornets fan, here’s the story:
One of my classmates had a Nestle Crunch bar and I wanted a piece of it. He wouldn’t give me a piece unless I said that my favorite team was the Hornets.. of course I did, and I’ve been a die-hard fan ever since. The Hornets were actually pretty popular around here because of the Zo – LJ – Muggsy trio, and because I was always the shortest person in my class, Muggsy was a natural role model. But as much as I loved Muggsy, I quickly turned into the hugest LJ fan for reasons I’m not quite sure.
I was even a member of the L-ster Fan Club, which was LJ’s fan club. Not sure what I really got out of that. I do have an autographed LJ photo framed and on my wall still though haha. Man, I fell in love with everything that guy did.. the movie Eddie, that episode of family matters, space jam, etc.. haha I was also a member of the Jr. Hornets Fan Club. I think the only things I got out of it were a cheap little mesh jersey and a duffel bag. Awesome.
I was a long-time subscriber to Sting Magazine. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist anymore, but if it does, someone let me know. I had the posters from the magazine hanging up all over my room. Also, this is pretty random, but when I had braces, I would always pick the colors teal and purple.. wow, what was I thinking
Things haven’t changed all too much.. instead of wanting to go on a vacation to Charlotte, I’m trying to plan a trip to NO sometime in the near future hopefully. And instead of an LJ jersey I proudly rock a CP3 jersey. I’ll definitely be a Hornets fan for life. Can anyone else out there relate? All Jr. Hornets Fan Club members unite!!