First of all thats not a free ticket. If anything its a half priced ticket. You had to have paid attendance to that game to get one. And honestly like 30 people actually wait in line for it.
But really its just a stupid thing people have been saying for years as some sort of slight knock on the Bobcats franchise. Every team has promotions like that occasionally. And its part of the constant unnecessary negativity around Charlotte. There is plenty of negativity with the last two seasons in the win/loss column to go out manufacturing more.
Its right up there with "Michael Jordan doesn't want to spend money" in terms of ignorant statements some CLT fans make.
Back on topic, great story, franchise is really paying attention to its fans.