It's pretty simple really; if all the fans who supported the Hornets in Charlotte before Shinn "made" them bite their noses off to spite their face came out and backed the new franchise from Day 1 then the team wouldn't be playing in front of a half empty arena thru those earlier years...right?
We are talking about those who aren't showing up and will only if we get a name change right? If you don't fit the bill then why be so defensive about it?
All you have is MJ NOT killing it. Silver did not "announce" it like you said and everything else is speculation on your part. Since you're the one saying it's a matter of "when" & not "if" I'd say the onus is on you to provide the facts.