According to a leaked photo there are some changes coming to the aesthetics of the Charlotte Bobcats next year. The two main rumors swirling (due to a leaked photo) are that the Bobcats are getting new uniforms, and that they will be shortening ‘Bobcats’ to just ‘Cats.’
According to The Charlotte Observer:
The NBA team is coming out with a new color scheme and new uniforms in time for next season. They’re switching to a darker navy blue, adding Carolina blue as an accent, and further de-emphasizing the orange color that dominated their uniforms their first two seasons.
They’re also shortening their nickname on the white home jerseys from “Bobcats” to “Cats.” The blue road jerseys will continue to say, “Charlotte.”
The changes don’t seem to be set in stone currently as they would need to go through some red tape first.
“The process would have to include a formal review to determine the legitimate impact on our team’s business model,” said Pete Guelli, the Bobcats’ chief marketing officer.
The Bobcats set out to rebrand two years ago, when Michael Jordan bought majority control from original owner Bob Johnson. Was dropping the “Bob” from “Cats” on the front of the jersey symbolic of the ownership change?