Anyone seen this crap?
Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:11 AM
By Jonathan Jones
Posted: Thursday, May. 01, 2014
In his personal blog, Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky (44) explained his reasons for returning to the Badgers next season, including that teams like the Bobcats are boring and hardly draw any fans.
Frank Kaminsky made a name for himself as a leader of the Wisconsin Badgers during their Final Four run.
Next year he’ll still be playing in college, but he’s already taking shots at Charlotte’s NBA franchise.
In a blog post announcing his intent to return to Wisconsin for his senior season, Kaminsky used attendance at Bobcats games as an example why the NBA appears “boring.”
“I know the NBA has their crazy fans and all, but if you look at all of their games, there are games when teams like the Bobcats get hardly any fans, and it looks flat out boring,” Kaminsky wrote on his blog. “At the Kohl Center, we play in front of nearly 17,000 fans every single time we step onto the court. When we travel, we play in front of sell-out crowds who absolutely hate us. Not because of who is on the team, but because of where we go to school. Who could leave that?”
Of the 30 NBA teams, the Bobcats ranked 25th in home attendance in 2014. The team averaged 15,518 people per home game, which was 81.3 percent of capacity. The Hawks, Timberwolves, Bucks, 76ers and Pistons (last) were the only teams with worse attendance than Charlotte.
Time Warner Cable Arena announced sellout crowds in Games 3 and 4 of the Bobcats’ playoff series with the Heat, but Monday’s Game 4 had plenty of splotches of empty seats.
Though Wisconsin’s crowd may be wild, the Badgers’ brand of basketball isn’t, and Kaminsky’s use of the word boring is interesting. Wisconsin has been referred to as “the most boring team in America” by Grantland.com.
According to KenPom.com, Wisconsin has not had an average possession length of less than 20 seconds in a season in the past five seasons. In each of the past five seasons they’ve been in the bottom 15 teams in Division I basketball in that category. And according to sports analytics site Hoganomics, Wisconsin averaged 67 points per game in the past five years.
Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:24 AM
Barkley and Shaq said this as well.Barkley said he would rather watch a real game like the Hawks and Pacers (when the Hawks were up by like 20). I don't know if I'm biased but I really enjoyed the series even if we lost.
Really I think it's just because we don't get any broadcasted games and people don't really know who we are. But with people saying these things I think it hurts our chances of getting our games on TNT, ESPN, or hell even NBA TV
- Rise of The Hive PIE'd this
Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:16 PM
- Rise of The Hive PIE'd this
Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:00 PM
Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:52 PM
Just not a national team and that hurts with free agents and players in the draft as well.
Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:56 PM
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