Let's face it; the NBA media world loves a feeding frenzy as much as any other group of sharks. A few drops of blood in the water - real or manufactured - is all it takes. ESPN has been waiting and predicting the failure of the Bobcats since the inception of the team. If memory serves it's because there were other cities that were supposedly more NBA worthy and deserving than ours. Regardless, not only have the flames been constantly fed and fueled regarding the reclamation of the Hornets name, but I'm seeing more articles each week pouncing on Michael Jordan's throat. "He ruined Washington and now he's destroying Charlotte" seems to be the theme of the month. Never mind the fact that the money shortage, contract bloat, aging roster, and pitiful marketing and scouting staff were all things Jordan inherited when he became primary owner. Never mind the fact that he had to endure several seasons of guaranteed mediocrity before the vice-grip salaries of absurdly overpriced players could play out. Never mind the fact that in a risky move to bring in a quick cash infusion he did just enough to drag the poorly prepared team into a premature and ill-advised playoff appearance all he managed to do was get the few loyal fans looking to that 4-and-out series as the "golden years" of the team. Most of all, never mind the fact that he has hired one of the best "team rebuilders" in the NBA and is, according to all sources, listening to the man's suggestions and has the Bobcats positioned to be among the most improved teams in the NBA next season. The pundits have decided that Michael Jordan is a joke executive and the kiss of death to any pro team he becomes involved with so therefore it must be true.
It makes me sick. If MJ DOES decide to dump the Bobcats nom de Plume, I hope he changes the name of the team to the Charlotte Ramrods. That way when the team takes the court for game 1 of the 2015/2016 NBA Finals he can tell the experts where they can Ram the Rods!