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  • Kiss my ass, COVID-19. It’s Pelicans Day

    This year has sucked. I don’t need to recap 2020 to make my point. You already know everything about it. I’m tired. You’re tired. We’re all tired. What I did not...

  • The Pelicans Playoff Window Might Be Closed Very Soon

    Pelicans, Grizzlies, Kings, and Spurs fans all go through the same process every morning. First, they take a glance at the standings. Then, they do a little arithmetic to calculate how...

  • Marching through March

    The New Orleans Pelicans sit at 28-36 with 18 games to play. In years past, the fan base would be eyeing the draft hard and decrying losses. This season, however, the...

  • In the N.O. Episode 69: Zion Meets the Lakers and More

    Shamit and Mason recap the recent slate of games, including the two match-ups against the Lakers. They discuss what the team needs to accomplish going forward to make the playoffs, and...

  • 10 Pelicans Things I Think I Think at the All Star Break

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. More specifically, Quentin Tarantino says, “Steal, steal, steal.” So with that in mind, I see no better person to blatantly steal...

  • In the N.O. Episode 67: Zion Bashes the Blazers

    Shamit and Mason react to a big Pelicans win against the Portland Trail Blazers. Can Zion still win Rookie of the Year? What happened at the trade deadline? All that and...

  • A Small Win for the Pelicans at the Deadline

    The 2020 NBA trade deadline came and went and the Pelicans did not participate in a single transaction. You maybe wonder, how do the Pelicans “win” if they didn’t do anything?...

  • In the N.O. Episode 66: An Inside Look at the Trade Deadline with Dan Purcell

    Shamit & Mason interview Dan Purcell, a former Pelicans basketball operations manager who spent several seasons with the team. They get an inside look at the thought process behind the trades,...

  • Living at the Deadline

    Update: Now that we know the Pelicans did not get involved in a trade, keep in mind that the Pelicans can use the DPE ($3.625m) to make a waiver claim on...

  • In the N.O. Episode 65: Trade Deadline Primer

    Shamit and Mason discuss potential Pelicans players on the market and work their way through mock trades, giving their predictions as to what will happen by Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

  • The Two Step

    Apparently, “Let’s Dance!” is referring to a two-step. The return of Zion Williams has been, overall, what I expected. He’s showing quickly that the hype is justified, and that Zion is...

  • A Deeper Look Pt.2

    1. I like to call this photo “The assassination of Bigby Williams”. I know it sounds like the title of a book that you had to read in middle school, but...

  • Trade Deadline: Buyers? Sellers? Why Not Both?

    With so many podcasts available these days, how is a Pelicans fan supposed to know who to believe? In the span of five days, you could download the Brian Windhorst podcast...

  • In the N.O. Episode 64: Zion Has Returned

    Shamit and Mason discuss all the questions around Zion’s return. How was his fit? How was his performance? Is there anything that foreshadows what the Pelicans should do in the future?

  • A Deeper Look

    If you follow Bourbon Street Shots, or myself, on Instagram or Twitter you would know that I take a lot of pictures in the time that I can before games &...

  • How to Sustain This?

    The New Orleans Pelican enter the Zion era at 17-27, winning 11 of their last 16. Those 11 games were not against chumps, and some were key games against teams battling...

  • For Those Boarding the Zion Bandwagon

    We always knew the Zion Williamson bandwagon would be full and we’ll find out how crowded it truly is once the wheels start turning at 8:30 tonight in front of a...

  • It’s Time

    The New Orleans Pelicans enter the last third of January at 16-27, 12th in the West, and just 0.5 game ahead of the tie at 13th and 14th. The next couple...

  • From Old Hoops to New Hopes

    While the LSU Tigers defeated Clemson 42-25 in the National Championship to remain perfect, the New Orleans Pelicans quietly won another game. In a dramatic overtime finish, nearly completely unnoticed by...

  • Connection Vs. Creation

    In October, I wrote in detail about Lonzo Ball and his potential role on the Pelicans. While my main point of contention was around the antiquated positional label, “Point Guard”, I...

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