Rapper Ludacris posted a picture of his Halloween costume on his Instagram and we're gonna go ahead and say it's the odds on favorite to win Best Costume 2012 in the "Celebrity Impersonating Another Celebrity" category. Aside from the fact that it's a great costume and that it brings some national attention to Davis and the Hornets on the eve of their first regular season game, it just makes us plain giddy that the Hornets will be playing their first game on Halloween. The season opener against the San Antonio Spurs probably won't answer too many questions about the future of this Hornets team, but it should be a festive atmosphere considering how seriously New Orleanians take dressing up for almost any occassion.
Before preseason started, I wrote that this could be the last "Hornets" season in New Orleans thanks to Tom Benson's ambitious plans to re-brand the franchise. For die-hard basketball fans, this is just a cosmetic change and the most important milestones this season will deliver will be everything Davis and fellow rookie Austin Rivers can accomplish in their first year in the league. Surely, there will be bumps in the road, but there's nothing more exciting than watching two hyper-talented young players experiencing the NBA for the first time and seeing whether they can live up to expectations. Either way, if Stub Hub is any indication, there are plenty of decent tickets left to go to tomorrow's game and get some answers to the questions surrounding this Hornets team in person.
Also, Halloween! In New Orleans! With pro sports! The last time this happened, it went over very well. We have high expectations for tomorrow.