Ziggy! Thanks so much for thread!
My first game was Dec. 1, 1988, a last minute victory over Charles Barkley’s Sixers. Rex Chapman drew a charge on Sir Charles to seal the win. I had just moved to Charlotte, loved playing b-ball, and I was hooked. It was the first ever Hornets victory against an above .500 team. No lie, TOTAL STRANGERS were high fiving each other in the cheap seats. Just a different place and time altogether. Not saying life was better then overall. But Charlotte was kinda rinky dink and suddenly we were hosting the greatest athletes in the world, in the Bird/Magic/Jordan period. I remember hearing the word “Charlotte” mentioned on ESPN’s Sportscenter program was SUCH a big deal to us LOL.