The Charlotte Hornets have unveiled their new uniforms that feature team owner Michael Jordan's Jumpman logo. The Hornets will be the only team in the NBA that has the approval to include the Jumpman logo on its uniform. All other teams will be switching from the Adidas brand over to Nike as the company has become the league's new uniform provider. Jordan has been able to pull off a similar deal with the NCAA, as teams like the Kentucky Wildcats and the North Carolina Tarheels are Jumpman approved.

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The new look Hornets jerseys, however, did not appear to include an advertising patch that many teams will begin to wear as well. So, as of now, Hornets fans will get to enjoy being different from the rest of league with their own unique style of uniform details. The uniform style does not look any different than last year's uniforms, but the addition of the logo will certainly be noticeable.

Upcoming 2017-18 season expectations

The Hornets made a surprise trade this summer by trading for veteran C Dwight Howard.

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Howard is an 8-time NBA All-Star, 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, and has made the All-NBA first team a total of five times throughout his career. Dwight has made one NBA Finals appearance in 2009 when his Orlando Magic came up short in five games against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

Since his departure from Orlando in 2012, he has struggled to be the dominant force he once was before. However, with the amount of young talent the Hornets have on their roster, Howard can provide the experience and leadership that Michael Jordan needs to lead his team.

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Malik Monk's debut rookie season

With the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Hornets selected Kentucky guard Malik Monk. Monk was viewed as the drafts best shooter and most explosive scorer. In his one-and-done season with the Wildcats, Monk averaged 19.8 points, shot 45 percent from the floor, and 40 percent from three-point land.

Many believe that Malik was a steal in the draft for Charlotte, considering the fact he was a top ten projected pick.

There have been high expectations for the team with the addition of Monk playing in the backcourt with Kemba Walker. The team finished with a record of 36-46 last season and missed the playoffs. The season prior to last, the Hornets were eliminated in seven games by the Miami Heat.

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So, the Hornets have proved over the last few years that they are not that far off from being a contending team in the East. They are counting on the man who just recently said he can beat his boss in a game one-on-one to take them to the next step. Hopefully, the Hornets new look uniforms can inspire Monk to do just that in a unique fashion.

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