New Orleans Louisiana is the home of the New Orleans Hornets NBA team. The team started out playing games in 1988 and 1989 and when they first started out their team name was Charlotte Hornets. At that time they were located in Charlotte North Carolina. They were located in Charlotte North Carolina for their first 13 years before moving to New Orleans for the 2001 and 2002 season. After moving to New Orleans their name changed to the New Orleans Hornets. After playing for three seasons in New Orleans they were forced to move temporarily to Oklahoma City when Hurricane Katrina came. Tickets to see the Hornets are available now for every game of the season!