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Kevin McHale has some fun with New Orleans’ new Pelicans nickname (VIDEO)

Jan 25, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

The reactions to the news that the New Orleans NBA franchise — the basketball artist currently but soon to be formerly known as the Hornets — will be changing its name to the Pelicans effective next season has been all over the map in terms of love-it or hate-it responses.

Go ahead and count Rockets head coach Kevin McHale as one of those who isn’t exactly intimidated by the new monicker.

[via ClutchFans]

  1. bleedburgandyandgold - Jan 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    He sounded jealous of their soon to be awesome nickname! Lol that was funny.

  2. strawhatcook - Jan 25, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    The way we played tonight I can’t say we did anything to change his mind.

  3. hardballtalkusername - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Lol it is a funny name, but at least it makes sense geographically. Not to mention that from now on, when I see a pelican, I will look to see if it has a unibrow.

  4. thatswhatsgooood - Jan 26, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Seriously though, who the fck decided pelican was a suitable mascot?

  5. mazblast - Jan 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    McHale always looked like some mutant creature himself. All he knows about birds is the Bird whose reflected glory he basked in.

    • denverhoopdreams - Jan 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      This is what I just read from you:

      “Hi, I’m Maz, I know nothing about NBA history regarding players other than the big names.”


  6. themagicfanguy - Jan 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    @maz Thanks for making yourself look like an idiot, saves me the effort. Look at McHales’s numbers, was a great player.

  7. yousuxxors - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    you serious bro? bird was better but mchale was no chump

  8. eugenesaxe - Jan 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Halftime should be entertaining…(cue Peter Griffin montage)

    Everybody’s heard about the bird!

  9. louhudson23 - Jan 27, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    McHale was an all time great,virtually unstoppable down low,as well as a good defender,passer and rebounder. He played on a literally broken down foot that would have sidelined most players and he suffered for it the last few years. But that was to be expected on those Celtic teams. The only player I have ever seen who was as slick down deep was Hakeem. And Pelicans is a great name,fits the city and the state……true dat….

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