Tonight, the New Orleans Hornets enter the Hive for the team's home opener, a Chris Paul-less crew of future champions and hungry NBA babies.
Overshadowed by Drew Brees' obliteration of the Atlanta Falcons at the Superdome on Monday Night Football, the Bees won Monday's season opener against the Phoenix Suns thanks to a last minute score from Eric Gordon. Tonight, with no footballs in sight, the Hornets have the city's full attention (or should have) at the New Orleans Arena, as the team takes on the Boston Celtics.
Trew threw his hat in the ring for Hornets ownership in October, stepping in as both a local good Samaritan and super fan, the perfect combo representing the basketball behemoth the team is sure to become. "My name is Chris Trew, and I want to own the New Orleans Hornets. I might not have money. But I've got something way better than money: passion, purpose, and pride":
The team failed to hire Trew, and the subsequent NBA takeover of the team, and the messy, ongoing owner-player disputes and trade negotiations prompted Trew to issue a reminder:
The offer still is on the table — Trew's in. Are you?
The New Movement also hosts its final show of the year tomorrow at the Shadowbox Theatre (2400 St. Claude Ave.), with improv from Student Lottery, Stupid Time Machine and Chris and Tami (featuring Trew and Tami Nelson), and Sean Patton, Dane Faucheaux and others. The show is at 8 p.m.
Hoops begin 7 p.m. tonight at the Hive.