New Orleans Pelicans arena to be named Smoothie King Center

Pierre The Pelican

This is the first year for the New Orleans NBA team to be named the Pelicans. Along with the new name came the new mascot Pierre the Pelican. Suffice it to say, New Orleans is going through many changes this season.

Now another change for the franchise is on the way. The naming rights to the NOLA arena have been claimed by a fast food drink company:

Drink up, Pelicans fans!


Pierre the Pelican image courtesy of Getty Images


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About the author: Nathan Fink


Nathan Fink graduated from Portland State University in 2013. During the NBA offseason in the summer he spends his time fighting wildfires. As a life long Northwest resident, he has lived through and endured endless Trail Blazer screw ups. Despite all the let downs he still remains a hopelessly optimistic fan. On the rare occasion he isn't watching the NBA, he enjoys film noir classics and the food network.


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One Comment

  • Sean Garvey

    This is retarted this name sounds stupid they are only in it for the money huh?

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