View Full Version : SI story on Bobcats - Good Read
11-12-2008, 08:24 AM
Got this link via someone posting on RGM. Good read, with some painful truth.
11-12-2008, 08:37 AM
I agree it's a good read, however I think the main tone of the article is fairly negative, particularly these tidbits:
Brown has almost no interaction with Johnson, who spends much of his time tending to other business ventures in Washington, D.C.
"Michael doesn't come to many practices," says Brown, "and I think it means something to the guys when he does. I'd like him here all the time." That, apparently, is not going to happen. Jordan's semiabsentee involvement in the franchise has been an enduring NBA leitmotif since he came aboard in June 2006 with a minority ownership stake and the role of über--general manager. He keeps his primary residence in Chicago and still chases the little white ball with as much fervor as he ever did. "We don't really see him all that much," says Bobcats small forward Gerald Wallace. In fact Wallace gazes upon Jordan more at home than he does at the arena, owing to the giant-sized poster of Jordan with Muhammad Ali that adorns a wall in his house.
The article definitely shines a glaring spotlight on the need for this team to win...win, win, win...it's CRUCIAL. I think winning will definitely overcome the deficiencies that our management shows on a consistent basis. They play hard, but in a city with a pretty lukewarm fanbase (aside from us die-hards on here, of course) that wants everything spoon-fed to them: they want a free arena, a winning team right out of the gate, blah blah blah. I want nothing more than to see this team succeed on the court and at the gate.
11-13-2008, 01:24 AM
I haven't gotten my copy yet, but I think it's great that an all-timer like McCallum is writing an article on the Cats, for better or worse. He doesn't have any obvious agendas, so whatever is said in the article I'll take as a lot of truth and less conjecture as say something from ESPN Magazine for example.
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