I agree about wearing Hornets gear if we are playing New Orleans and I would not do that.
The Hornets are named after Shinn.. If they were called the Shinnets no one would want the name back.
Its still a direct association. He named the team. He was wise with his choice as he considered Charlotte's history, but that doesn't exclude the fact he was still directly involved with the Hornets name, the franchise, and its demise in Charlotte. If not for George Shinn, we aren't talking about a name change.
"Sam Vincent? To be honest with you, I don't know what his concept was." - Gerald Wallace