And now at the request of Jake Cook, a "Special Comment" on how I feel about the firing of Mike Dunlap and how it has become a mess for the Charlotte Bobcats. After watching last Wednesday night's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the regular-season finale, the Charlotte Bobcats avoided being "The worst team in the NBA", and what did they do to deserve it, firing a man who was only 1 year into his first experience as an NBA head coach, and as a fan of this team, it was uncalled for, distasteful, and down right ridiculous.
It was so ridiculous, a lot of the fans were showing their disbelief on the message boards saying that "This team is a joke, we're still not supporting them anymore", and "I'll never root for this team until this team becomes the "Hornets" once again!" Those are the words coming from a fanbase that's been dubbed "The worst fan base in the NBA" in a city like Charlotte, a city that's primarily dominated by the NFL's Carolina Panthers and the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers, but this city is still one of the worst NBA cities in the league since the downfall of yes, the Charlotte Hornets back in 2002. This is one of the worst publicity moves I have seen as a fan, and I am mad, upset, and angry at what they did last week! IT WAS SO DOWN RIGHT PATHETIC, PATHETIC WITH A CAPITAL "P"! YOU SIR, MR. DUNLAP HAD NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER OF BEING A FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH WITH NO NBA COACHING EXPERIENCE, JUST LIKE SAM VINCENT, HE HAD NO DARN BUSINESS OF RUNNING A TEAM INTO THE GROUND JUST LIKE YOU DID, MR. DUNLAP! YOU HAD EXPECTATIONS OF TURNING THINGS AROUND THIS PAST SEASON, BUT WHAT I SAW WAS A TEAM GIVING UP ON EACH OTHER, AND ITS FANS NOT SHOWING ANY LOVE FOR YOU IN YOUR FIRST YEAR AS AN NBA COACH! IT WAS YOUR FAULT THAT THE FANS DIDN'T WARM UP TO YOU THIS PAST SEASON, AND THE WAY I SEE IT IS THAT YOU DESERVED TO GET THE BLAME AROUND HERE AFTER A DISAPPOINTING 21-61 MARK IN YOUR FIRST YEAR AS AN NBA COACH!
Another person that we should blame for this mess is of course, Michael Jordan, YOU HAD NO BUSINESS OF FIRING DUNLAP IN THE FIRST PLACE! WHAT YOU DID EARLIER THIS WEEK WAS UNCALLED FOR AND I AM TRULY DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT YOU DID TO FIRE DUNLAP SINCE I KNEW THAT DUNLAP WAS GOING TO FAIL IN HIS FIRST FULL SEASON AS A COACH IN THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION COACHING 82 REGULAR SEASON GAMES THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN CAPITALIZED INTO WINS! W-I-N-S, BUT NOOOOOO! THEY DIDN'T THINK AS A TEAM, THEY DIDN'T PLAY HARD AS A TEAM, HECK, ALL THEY WANTED TO DO IS LOSE AS A TEAM!
LOOK AT WHAT YOUR FAN BASE IS DOING THESE DAYS, THEY'VE BEEN PRAYING AND HOPING THAT THIS CITY GETS THE "HORNETS" NAME BACK AS PART OF A GROWING CRUSADE CALLED "BRING BACK THE BUZZ", WHILE OTHERS HAVE DECIDED TO SHOW THEIR LOYALTY TO THIS CITY'S HOCKEY TEAM, THE CHECKERS SINCE THEY CARE ABOUT WINNING IN THIS TOWN, A TOWN THAT HAS BEEN NOTHING MORE THAN A MINOR-LEAGUE SPORTS TOWN THESE DAYS, OVERSHADOWING BY THE NFL'S CAROLINA PANTHERS, AND NASCAR, BUT WE BOBCATS FANS KNOW THAT WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT! WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT BY FINDING A COACH THAT CAN LAY DOWN THE LAW NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT NEXT SEASON SO WE CAN GET A DIFFERENT RESULT AND FINDING A COACH THAT CAN GET OUR PLAYERS A CHANCE TO PLAY HARD FOR THE CITY THEY PLAY FOR ON THE FRONT ON THE JERSEY!
IN CLOSING, THIS FIRING HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE TO SWALLOW, BUT I BELIEVE, I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THIS TEAM KNOWN AS THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS CAN LOOK THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR COME DRAFT TIME, ONCE THEY GET A NEW COACH IN PLACE, AND THEY BETTER PLAY HARD IN THE 2013-14 SEASON....OR ELSE! GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK!