Soon after Tom Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets in 2012, the team announced they were going to change their name. According to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears, they “considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass,” but settled on Pelicans—after the brown pelican, Louisiana’s state bird.

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Veteran James Johnson Signs Training Camp Deal With Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers announced on Friday that they have officially signed veteran forward James Johnson to a training camp deal. Johnson has played for the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Brooklyn Nets. I need to read more from this story

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Pelicans Jaxson Hayes Teamed Up With Sneaker Politics for a Community Project (Video)

The Pelicans have been big on service this offseason whether away from New Orleans or in New Orleans. We've seen Herb Jones and Willie Green, to name a few, help with basketball without borders and build courts in the Philippines. Well, Jaxson Hayes recently partnered with Sneaker Politics to renovate a local basketball court in…