As chance would have it, the New Orleans Hornets play the Toronto Raptors on December 31 at New Orleans Arena. So in the true spirit of doing everything possible while we’re in The Big Easy, our little group of five will be going to the game on New Year’s Eve.
I hate to admit this, but I have no idea who plays on either team. Does Vince Carter still play for the Raptors? A quick check of the team roster confirms he doesn’t. GREAT! I officially know nobody on either team. But it will be fun regardless and I’m going more for the excitement of attending a NBA game.
I do have one more question. I wonder if our family is somehow related to the Shinn Family who owns the Hornets? My mom’s maiden name is Shinn, but I’m not getting my hopes up. My mom nor my Grandma Shinn ever spoke about an Uncle George that owned a professional basketball team. But if by chance we are related…or if the very kind Mr. George Shinn wants to adopt a Shinn Family from Hawaii for the night…the five of us would be glad to sit in Uncle George’s luxury box and catch up on old times. 🙂