The New Orleans Pelicans were originally founded as Charlotte Hornets in 1988. In 2002 the Hornets moved to New Orleans and from then on called themselves New Orleans Hornets. In 2013, the old name and history of the Hornets was parted with before 2002 and has been called New Orleans Pelicans since then, which also fits the region much better. The team colors, the logo and the jerseys were also changed so that there was a completely new beginning. The New Orleans Hornets play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The home games are played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in front of up to 16,867 spectators.
When the Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, they had a good force. The team around Baron Davis made it into the playoffs several times. In 2005 the Hornets had to move to Oklahoma City because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and were now called New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets. That year, Chris Paul was drafted and quickly became the team's franchise player. With players like Peja Stojakovic, David West and Tyson Chandler, they won their division in 2008, but lost in the playoffs to defending champions San Antonio Spurs. In late 2010, the NBA had to buy the franchise because the previous owner was no longer financially able to keep the team. At that time, Chris Paul was supposed to be traded to the Lakers for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, but the NBA vetoed it because they felt the deal was not fair. Ultimately, Paul was traded to the Clippers and the rebuilding of the Hornets began. In 2012, the new franchise player Anthony Davis was drafted and with him a new era began when the team renamed the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013. In 2016, Davis was joined by DeMarcus Cousins, another star, but the team never really held its own in the West. When Anthony Davis requested a trade, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for some young talent just before the 2019 season. In the following draft, the Pelicans chose the future face of the franchise with the first pick: Zion Williamson.
What hat shapes and designs are available?
The following designs are currently offered :
- New Era 9Fifty Snapback
- New Era 9Forty Adjustable
- New Era 59Fifty Fitted
- New Era Winter hat
- Mitchell & Ness winter hat
- Mitchell & Ness Snapback
- Mitchell & Ness 110 Flexfit
What colors and logos are most popular?
The team colors of the New Orleans Pelicans are blue, gold and red. Most New Orleans Pelicans hats are accordingly blue, red and classic black. The logo shows a white pelican with gold wings and a red beak over a gold basketball. Above is NEW ORLEANS in white on a blue background and below in white PELICANS on a red background. The fleur de lis is also built in red above the logo. This is also used as a secondary logo with the pelican inside, or the NOLA logo. When the Hornets moved in 2003, the old turquoise-purple hornet logo was still used, with basketball sneakers and yellow basketball in hand. However, this is no longer used in New Orleans Pelicans Hats.
Most Popular New Orleans Pelicans Hats:
- green snapback with current logo in purple
- black fitted hat with red and silver secondary logo
- blue curved visor hat with current logo
- blue snapback with red current logo
Which hat shapes are most popular?
The most popular New Orleans Pelicans hats are snapback hats. These have a flat visor, a fixed high crown and are adjustable in size. Mitchell & Ness snapbacks and New Era 9Fifty snapbacks fall under this category. Those who prefer curved umbrellas will find what they are looking for with the New Era 9Forty. The 110 Flexfit Snapback by Mitchell & Ness offers a mix of modern curved visors and classic snapbacks. Fitted hats such as 59Fifty from New Era are very popular with hat collectors.
Which brands does TOPPERZSTORE currently offer New Orleans Pelicans hats from?
We offer New Orleans Pelicans Hats from the two brands licensed in Europe, New Era and Mitchell & Ness. At New Era you get the latest team logos while Mitchell & Ness uses classic logos on the hats.
Does TOPPERZSTORE offer exclusive New Orleans Pelicans hats?
We are currently expanding exclusive NBA hats. We already offer some of the New Orleans Pelicans, but are always open to new suggestions. So if you have ideas for a special New Orleans Pelicans hat, please write us an email with your ideas.