Picture This: Sherrod and Charvet
By: Blake Moore, Pelicans.com
This past season New Orleans Pelicans fans were able to submit photos to a Pelicans Nation photo wall on Pelicans.com by using the hashtag #TakeFlight or #Pelicans. We visited with a number of these fans to talk about their love of Pelicans basketball and to get the story behind their photo.
Season ticket holder Alex Sherrod took his girlfriend Mignon Charvet to the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics game this past March at the Smoothie King Center. Although New Orleans native, Charvet had not been a big basketball fan. Everything changed for her that night.
“He was like, ‘You have to come, just come one time,’” Charvet said. “I went and it was really exciting. I really got into it and I think were both going to get a seat (season tickets) for next year.”
Because it was the day before St. Patrick’s Day, season ticket holders were presented with green beer to celebrate before the start of the game.
Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis dominated the Celtics with 40 points and 21 rebounds.
“It's just amazing the player he’s turned into in such a short time,” Sherrod said.
With the game back and forth, the Pelicans had a good lead going into the fourth, Sherrod said. But Celtics forward Kris Humphries sent the game into overtime with a big shot at the end of regulation.
In the end, Pelicans guard Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws to lead the Pelicans to a 121-120 victory.
“The anticipation and excitement of thinking we were going to win and then it going away,” Sherrod said. “Then going into overtime and still walking out with a win; that was my favorite memory.”
Sherrod and Charvet made sure to capture their night out in a photo.
“I love taking pictures of us,” Sherrod said. “It’s always fun. I like to hashtag and just be a part of the crowd that’s there at the game.”
To other Pelicans fans thinking about coming to a game, “You have to go. The more people that are there the better the games are,” Sherrod said.
“The players really respond to the crowd,” Charvet said. "They get excited the more we get excited. It’s much more fun that way.”
The couple can’t wait for the upcoming season, and said they love being a part of a young team with a very bright future.
“The Jazz used to be our team and it’s gone. The Hornets came here and were a lot of fun but they weren’t really ours. The Pelicans are ours,” Sherrod said. “Nobody can take that away from us. They are going to be here for a long time.”