Although Hornets’ fans have decried the lack of National TV games for the New Orleans Hornets this season, it’s obvious that anyone who has League Pass or watches NBA highlights still loves, at the very least, Chris Paul, who was one of two guards elected by popular vote to start for the Western Conference All-Stars in Dallas. This is not just a U.S. phenomenon, though; Paul and the Hornets are followed worldwide. We’ve pointed out in the past that the Chinese love CP3 (or “Small Cannon” as they call him–among other nicknames), and have linked to blogs and forums in China, as well as Germany. Well, now we have one more to add from Brazil:
NoHornetsBrasil, which y’all can find at http://nohornetsbrasil.wordpress.com/. You will need to be able to read Portuguese to read their posts, but I have it on good authority that they rock, and no doubt they are hyping the Hornets. Or, if you trust Google, check out its page translator and input NoHornetsBrasil’s website.
I know the Hornets were popular in Brazil when we had Marcus Vinicius (pictured on right) as one of our young, developing players. Alas, he never quite became the player we were hoping when we picked him up in the mid-second round in 2006. By 2008, Vinicius was shipped out to Memphis as part of the trade that brought us Bonzi Wells and Mike James. Soon thereafter, he returned to Brazil, and, ultimately, surfaced in the Italian League. Also, if you watched the Worlds closely over the summer, you would have seen him representing Brazil. Anywho, it looks like some people in Brazil still dig the Hornets.
So, no matter what language the folks over at NoHornetsBrasil are writing, or how you read their posts, we love having more and more people writing and reading about, watching, following, and just loving the Hornets. Welcome to the extended Hornets family, NoHornetsBrasil!