Have the Thunder done anything to honor any Sonics history? Do they even mention it? I'm 100% sure if a team ever gets back to Seattle the Thunder would give them that history back no problem. The Thunder want no part of Payton and Kemp, the Pelicans want no part of Dell Curry and Muggsy Bogues.
Its just going to be stupid hearing Steve Martin explain when he says "Kidd-Gilchrist has just become the all time leader in blocks for the Charlotte Hornets, except not the whole history of the Charlotte Hornets, just from 2004 forward when they used to be the Bobcats and then switched to the Hornets!"
If we can't have the history, the name change is stupid and pointless imo unless MJ just does it as a cashgrab
edit: and I don't mean as much about the statisical/bookkeeping history even though like I said itd be awkward. We need to be able to make reference of those guys and embrace what they did here as part of our Hornets franchise even if its only in spirit and not official. IE having stuff up about them in the arena, jumbotron, ceremonies etc.