By: Tyrone Montgomery Jr.
Headline Photo From: SB Nation
When businesses and companies launch, they feel like they’re on top of the world. They’re mailing coupons through the mail, promo codes through the internet, and you may even get an unexpected arrival from a representative letting you know that they’re new to the community. They also may let you know what they have to offer and what they specialize in. The looks upon their faces are priceless. It’s the look of contentment, as if they finally made it. Their faces say that they’re on cloud nine and that nothing can bring them down.
Every morning, most Americans stop and get breakfast before heading into work. What better way to start your day off than eating the most important meal of the day. Wawa’s are typically packed every morning as folks are picking up the 2 for $3.33 Hot Sizzli’s or even McDonald’s, I mean who doesn’t love a Bacon, Egg and Cheese McGriddle? And don’t even get me started on IHOP, especially on National Pancake Day! You’ll be lucky just to find a table available that day. IHOP specialized in pancakes. Ever wonder how business would be if IHOP decided for whatever reason to remove those delicious pancakes from their menu? Life would be hard for IHOP. Business would take a hit for sure. Customers would eat at McDonald’s or Wawa.
This is what is happening in New Orleans with the Pelicans. Management is already aware of the situation and the owners probably have in the back of their minds, this may be the end. Maybe relocation may be best. Maybe it’s time to sell the team as a whole. Maybe I’ll just start from scratch and do a bit of rebranding, turning the focus elsewhere. After news broke out that Anthony Davis won’t be returning to the team next summer, everybody is somehow available for trade. Not just the scrubs, but good players that are key assets to the team. This is more of a flash sale, no one is safe. From Jrue Holiday, Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic, to Wesley Johnson Frank Jackson. The Pelicans want assets that will secure a future for them.
The Pelicans are Re-Branding. So this brings me to a theory that may come true. Zion Williamson is coming. With explosiveness and shades of Shawn Kemp, and the Pelicans uncertain future, would it be such a bad idea for Seattle to get on the phone and move this franchise there? The Pelicans have already made it clear that they’re selling stock rather than buying stock. No matter what happens with this situation, we know the Pelicans will be losing their Superstar, entering into a rebuild, but could they be gaining their Supersonic is the question.