And now, as requested by Jake Cook, a "Special Comment" about how I feel about the Bobcats not getting that #1 pick in the NBA Draft.
I'm not going to say much about this "Special Comment", but I'm going to keep it short, and simple.
Last night, me and my long-time partner of 22 years, Jake Cook, were at the NBA Draft Lottery Open House that was hosted at Time Warner Cable Arena by the Bobcats, and things were looking up for us that night, but when we got to the top 3 in the lottery, we were keeping our fingers crossed, and keeping our good luck charms tight, hoping that we would get that top spot, but we...were....screwed.
I feel kinda bummed like all of us Bobcats fans that were hoping we would get the top pick, and I for one blame the National Basketball Association for working out a DUMB DEAL with Tom Benson for giving him the number one pick in his so-called quest to find a way to keep the guy who considered to be his secret "Good-Luck Charm", quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, and do you want to know why I feel bummed, IT'S ALL THE LEAGUE'S FAULT! THEY WERE IN CAHOOTS WITH TOM BENSON FOR GETTING THE TEAM THAT HE WILL SOON OWN, THE TOP PICK AND ULTIMATELY TAKE THAT MONEY FROM THAT BOUNTY HE PLACED ON THE BOBCATS TO HURT OUR FEELINGS LAST NIGHT SO WE CAN JUST WALK AWAY IN DISBELIEF KNOWING THAT WE HAD A 25% CHANCE TO WIN THE STUPID DRAFT LOTTERY IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUT NO! THEY HAD THIS TO SAY IN PRIVATE, AND I QUOTE:
"After tonight, Charlotte will never and I repeat never be an NBA town again once we give the New Orleans Hornets that top pick so Mr. Benson can collect the money from our bounty and place it in the 'Keep Drew Brees a Saint' fund. Then we can go out there and injure every single remaining Charlotte basketball fan and player next season."
THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID. WE SHOULD BE ANGRY AT THE LEAGUE FOR SCREWING UP THE DRAFT LOTTERY IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE WE ALL KNEW THAT TOM BENSON CALLED MR. STERN YESTERDAY AND SAID THE WORDS I JUST QUOTED BECAUSE THEY HAD A BOUNTY PLAN IN PLACE TO MAKE US SICK TO OUR STOMACHS SO THEY CAN COME IN AND HURT US ONCE THE NBA SEASON BEGINS. Is that too much to ask? IS THAT TOO EFFIN' MUCH TO ASK?
IF YOU THINK THAT'S WHAT THE LEAGUE SAID IN THURSDAY'S DRAFT LOTTERY, YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF "Why did we got stung by a team, who called this city home from 1988-2002, with a grassroots movement to get the name back for good, steal our prized possession in the draft lottery?" THAT'S WHAT WE THINK THE LEAGUE SAID. MAYBE WE SHOULD START UP A BOUNTY OF OUR OWN TO GET SOME REVENGE ONCE THE HORNETS GET THEIR SO-CALLED PRIZED POSSESSION IN ANTHONY DAVIS, BUT FOR US, SOME THINK WE MAY BE CRAZY TO SET UP THIS BOUNTY, BUT HECK, IF IT DID, WE WOULD SHOW THE WORLD WHO SHOULD'VE BEEN RECEIVING THE TOP PICK IN THE DRAFT, AND THAT TEAM WAS THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS.
WE SHOULD ALL BE ANGRY AT THE LEAGUE FOR WHAT THEY DID TO SCREW US FROM GETTING THAT #1 PICK, AND WE SHOULD REMAIN ANGRY FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER. Now, word on the street is that they have a "Buy this season, Get next season free" season-ticket deal, and some of the fairweather fans that are just hoping that this city fails again in being an NBA city, YEAH I'M TALKING TO YOU, THE ONES THAT STILL BELIEVE THAT CHARLOTTE HAS BEEN A SO-CALLED "MINOR-LEAGUE" SPORTS TOWN WITH A LITTLE NFL AND NASCAR ACTION THROWN IN, SHOULD JUST GET OVER IT! That's all I have to say about that.