It is common to refer to the black cloud that accompanies basketball in New Orleans. A team that garnered three potentially generational talents in the past 15 years has only made it to the playoffs five times and only two conference semifinals. However, it is often ignored that the cloud has its own identity and responds to the name of the Saints and the fact of being the smallest basketball market of those who have a team in the NBA.
For a club that has such an obvious disadvantage to its competitors, each management failure weighs twice as much. And the Pelicans, formerly Hornets, seem to be playing collect. It is no coincidence that Chris Paul and Anthony Davis ended up forcing a desperate exit tired of the grass not growing around them. So when mermaids sing about friction between Zion and the franchise, few places are more conducive to the credibility of these stories than New Orleans.
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