2014: The Year of the Hornet

Rare is the sort of unconditional love and undying devotion that was once the hallmark of the relationship between the Queen City and her Hornets.

Night after night, year after year, "The Hive" was alive; impassioned Beelievers wreaked a unique aural havoc upon all who dared to enter that hallowed hall. From the 20-win seasons of Rambis and Tripuka, to the genuine Eastern Conference contenders of the late 1990's, this city; this jewel of the New South; provided both the NBA and the nation at large a perfectly-executed blue print of the power of civic pride.

"Bring Back the Buzz" is a grass-roots campaign to bring back the name that means so much to this city and the fans who remember the magic that eminated from the hive. General Cornwallis awarded us the title of "Hornets Nest" after the citizens of this town fought for their freedom and what they believed in after the Battle of Charlotte during the Revolutionary war.

Again, we found ourselves fighting for what we believe in, an identity that can only be understood by those of us who have lived in this ever-growing city.

The time has come. The Charlotte Hornets are coming home!

Created by Evan and Scotty Kent


BringBackTheBuzz.com is a private fansite dedicated to providing visitors with a place to get information about the Charlotte Hornets and talk with other fans.

The site is 100% run and created by fans for fans and is supported by the goodwill and generosity of people who love the Charlotte Hornets.

The "Charlotte Hornets" name and its familiar logos are the intellectual property of Hornets Sports Entertainment and the NBA. No profit is made from these images.


Crown Town Basketball Shirt

Panthers Host Saints on Thursday Night Football: Keys To Victory

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:20:28 CHARLOTTE– Capping off an eventful week on the Charlotte sports scene, less than 24 hours removed from a thrilling Overtime comeback by the Hornets (no typo), the Panthers will host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football.   Although both clubs have struggled through the first half of the season, the week 9 division […]


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:31:10   Written by David W. Walters   To say the atmosphere felt different would be an extreme understatement; the fans were all over downtown Charlotte, decked out in fresh, new Hornets gear as well as the old and faded, vintage threads.  The lines to get in the door were as long as they’ve ever been […]


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:13:33     Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C., 7:00   It’s finally here Hornets fans, IT’S OPENING NIGHT AT THE HIVE!!!  The team has a day packed full of activities leading up to the game and it all culminates as the Charlotte Hornets take on the Milwaukee Bucks in what is sure to be a […]

It is Hornets Eve…you did it!

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:08:21   It’s been picked up, tried on…it fits and it’s almost showtime! I know We Beelieve: Charlotte…take back your Hornets! Is ready in his white suit! Now Charlotte…it’s Hornets Eve, get a good night sleep, make sure your tickets are printed and be ready to flex those golden pipes in the Hive tomorrow! Oh yea, […]

Bring Back the Buzz 2014-15 Hornets Season Preview

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:54:21   (Written By David W. Walters) Well now that the exhibition season is over and the regular season opener is only days away, let’s take a look at what we can expect from this years new look Charlotte Hornets based on what we’ve seen so far. New Additions The Hornets brought in a few new […]

4th & Growl: Week 8 Preview: Seahawks at Panthers

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:58:25 (Written by Austin Stallings) Almost halfway through the regular season, and the NFC’s top 2 seeds from a year ago are set to clash, in what can only be for Home Field Advantage this January.* *If you needed any more proof that the NFL reinvents itself every year, here it is. Last season, the Seahawks […]

Hornets Hardball: Grading The Hornets Bench By Position

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:49:51 (Written by Chris Parette) For those who haven’t been watching closely, there are a lot of new faces to the 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets. Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams, Brian Roberts, Noah Vonleh, PJ Hairston, and Jason Maxiell (potentially). That is two starters (Stephenson and Williams) and up to four bench players. Adding that to the rest […]

We Are Charlotte Hornets: A Story Hornets Fans Can Relate To

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:50:56 Periodically I have done emotional posts that have come at different stages in the Hornets return. I did one for the Buzz City Open House when they announced the board approved the name change. I did one for the day they officially changed their name to the Hornets but honestly it has not hit me […]

The Top 10 Must Have Shoes For Hornets Fans

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:21:59 Back in 1988 when the Charlotte Hornets franchise was first established not even Alexander Julian could fathom the impact his color scheme would have on Charlotte, the NBA, sports, and pop culture. It truly revolutionized what colors people viewed were appropriate or acceptable for a sports franchises to use. It transcended the basketball court and created a […]

Buzz Weekly: Hornets Drop the Ball in Overtime

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:24:15 (Written by David W. Walters) The Charlotte Hornets (3-4) battled back from a 15-point halftime deficit and ultimately lost a close one in overtime last night against the Atlanta Hawks (3-3), 114-117, but perhaps there were a few positives that came out of the game. One positive could be that the missing starters afforded an […]