1988 - NBA Arrives

November 4, 1988 - "The Bugs are alive at the Hive!" In their first game, 23,338 fans swarm into the new coliseum as the new NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets, play the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though the Hornets lose the game 133-93, loyal fans will break attendance records again and again.
 
Charlotte Hornets
Hornets' Debut

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