Nice reaction from ESPN.
Unless about 50 busloads of Heat fans came up from South Florida for this game, there's a lot of "bandwagon" in TWC arena tonight.
Tough being a fan from NY but tonite Bobcats made me a proud fan.
Too bad Dwayne Wade traveled on that "game winning" shot. I put game winning in quotes, because it shouldn't have happened.
But I expect no less. There are after all 2 sets of rules in this NBA. One for the stars and then one for us lowly peasants.
Fantastic game. Sure, the third qtr was a disaster as it usually is with the Cats but in this season of looking long-term and being okay with moral victories, that was as much fun at a Bobcats game in which they lost as I've ever had.
Jr. continues to not only look like the starting 2 of the present and future but a possible star. The corner 3 he hit to go up one was special and shows the continued growth in his game.
DJ had another solid game looking very good down the stretch.
Kemba had a hell of an efficient game which makes it disappointing he logged only 20 minutes. And Paul pairing him with DJ when Maggs left in the 3rd because of fouls was a terrible decision based on matchups but I digress...
Biz, I thought, was the true standout (aside from Jr.). Admittedly, he's still lost on offense but damn, how bout that mini hook he had for his first NBA points? That was very smooth and show he may not be the offensive liability we were led to believe. And then there was his two swats and a couple other altered shots. And the energy and enthusiasm he plays with (restrained, unlike Tyrus) and he has on the bench cheering his boys on. Man crush here. I thought it was criminal Paul only gave him 13 minutes. DJ2 had a solid game, but Biz needed to be out there guarding Bosh down the stretch. There was also a fantastic play that shows his basketball acumen: there was a screen with I forget who but he showed out hard on the guard til DJ got back and then he flew over to the wing where his man was before the Heat guard could find him open. Tyson Chandler couldn't've done it any better. Definitely needs to work on leaving his feet as a defender by not going for every shot fake but I know that will come with PT and watching tape. Just give him more minutes, Paul!
And, Boris, keep it up, baby. That trade value is soaring!
Love these new Cats!
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13