Here we look at the Charlotte Hornets apparel. The team and arena are named for the former American Basketball Association franchise that played in the city from 1978 to 1997. The Hornets began play in 1988 along with the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks. The team has missed the playoffs only three times in its history. They have won two division titles and two conference titles. The Hornets have appeared in 11 NBA Finals, winning in 1998 and 1999, losing in 2002 and 2005.