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Charlotte Hornets officially ‘bury’ Bobcats past with gigantic coffin cake (photo)


The Charlotte Bobcats were officially re-branded the Charlotte Hornets over the summer, making what once was old new again.

It makes perfect sense to hearken back to halcyon days of the city’s NBA youth, even though the original franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002 (which became the Pelicans last year). The name change, set in motion by the awarding of an expansion franchise in 2004, righted perceived wrongs inflicted upon Charlotte … at least in the eyes of the region’s fan base.

In conjunction with Halloween and the official re-birth of the Hornets with the 2014-15 NBA season kicking off this week, the Hornets made a symbolic gesture that morbidly decrees that yes, the Bobcats are dead. Dead and buried even.

Got What It Cakes bakery, based in Pineville, N.C., writes in the Instagram post, “It’s hard to tell the size here, but this cake was half the size of the table! Just delivered it to the @hornets organization for their Halloween party today! R.I.P. Bobcats; the hornets are back!!! All buttercream with fondant details.”

Mmm … buttercream….

Death has never been sounded so yummy. Who thought “scrumptious” and “coffin” would ever go so well together?

Along with the message, “Here Lies the Bobcats,” it also bears the message, “R.I.P.”

Rest in peace, indeed, Bobcats. Long live the Hornets.

Speaking of coffins, death and mortality and whatnot, it’s worth noting the Hornets also unveiled a brand new monstrosity of a burger this season that features 14 eight-ounce burger patties…

Instead of a bakery, perhaps call the mortuary for this one.

[H/T Sporting News]