by Sam Winston
A Recovery School District teacher professes his love for the city and for the Hornets on Slate.com
While there is no question that the Saints are the "city's team," it's the Hornets who are more emblematic of New Orleans. There was no sudden miracle. The team was slow to return and hasn't been given enough attention by the nation at large. Rooting for them is marked by a spirit of unvanquished optimism (these guys could win a championship) and realist doubts (these guys could be in Oklahoma in two years). They are thriving despite it all, but the future seems grave.
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