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Excitement Builds For Hornets' Season Opener

Michael Tomsic

Hornets fans are getting the party started early for the NBA team's opening game on Wednesday. 

The fan festival BuzzFest began Friday and continues Saturday at the Charlotte Convention Center. It celebrates the return of a brand many in Charlotte are still obsessed with, even though the original Hornets left town in 2002.   

Charlotte's second NBA team, the Bobcats, decided to bring back the Hornets name and those iconic colors. Weekend Edition Host Duncan McFadyen talks to the Hornets' Chief Marketing Officer, Pete Guelli, about the transformation.