Charlotte Hornets NBA jerseys and NBA apparel, stocked here in the UK. The Charlotte Hornets were formed in 1988, as an NBA expansion team and Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson and Alonzo Mourning are amongst the most notable players to have suited up in purple and teal. In 2002, the Hornets moved to New Orleans, and a new franchise was created in North Carolina, called the Charlotte Bobcats. The team was, and still is, owned by NBA legend, Michael Jordan. Jordan headed a campaign to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte, and in 2014 the franchise name was returned.