NBA, Sports

The Official New Orleans Pelicans Logo


The New Orleans Hornets have unveiled the logo and color scheme for their next incarnation as the New Orleans Pelicans, and rather than go for an obvious purple-gold-green Mardi Gras theme — which we admit would have potentially made them the most colorful basketball team since the Lithuanian National Team, circa 1992 — they’ve opted for an Atlanta Hawks-ish red and blue, with gold accents.

The Hornicans (hey, if Kimye can be a thing, so can Hornicans — for a few months, at least) also released alternate logos, including the Fleur-De-Lis, a symbol of New Orleans, which ties the franchise to Tom Benson’s other pro sports team, the New Orleans Saints.