The New Orleans Pelicans played their first ever regular season game with their new franchise name on Wednesday night, and old habits died hard for point guard Jrue Holiday. Holiday was traded to the Pelicans from the Philadelphia 76ers over the summer in exchange for Nerlens Noel. He’s expected to be one of the Pelicans’ best players this season, so the team decided to let him address the home fans.
Holiday, who spent the first four seasons of his NBA career in Philly, had an embarrassing flub while speaking to the crowd.
“How ya’ll doing, Pelicans fans?” he began. “On behalf of myself and the Sixers we want to welcome you all to the first Pelicans game this season this year…”
That was classy of the Sixers to extend a warm welcome to the Pelicans. Yeah, I know…