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Oh, What a difference a year makes..

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It is amazing how far they've come and how important of a role the name change has played. As much as you heard people argue that the name won't make them winners and the team will always suck, it is amazing how fast things can improve when you change the atmosphere. 

 

It's like a crappy restaurant changing out the table linens or adding new plates and forks and a fresh coat of paint to the wall. Maybe the waiters start to take pride in their establishment? Maybe the cooks decide to care a little more about the food they put out? At the end of the day, something that seems as silly and as useless as a name change can stir the pot and sometimes that's enough to end up with a great recipe.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the season and playoff previews grantland did this year and hope they do them again for no other reason but to see if they eat crow for how wrong they were on this. They rated Phoenix lower than Charlotte.

Simmons is a bit full of himself and a homer but when it comes to prognostications he'll admit how wrong he is especially if it's as egregious as that. ^

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I don't want to hear anything about our great turnaround until it yields results on the court. You can win as many offseason championships as you want, but we've got to put W's in the column before we start to get too high on ourselves. We have to keep perspective. This is still a very young team and we need it to grow together and not fall in love with columnists saying they're going to be one of the best teams in the East this year. Hard work.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the season and playoff previews grantland did this year and hope they do them again for no other reason but to see if they eat crow for how wrong they were on this. They rated Phoenix lower than Charlotte.

Simmons is a bit full of himself and a homer but when it comes to prognostications he'll admit how wrong he is especially if it's as egregious as that. ^

 

They're doing them for sure I think. Pretty sure I remember their auction for the Jimmy V foundation being spending a day with Bill/Jalen on the Countdown set/being in one of the preview videos. 

 

 

I'm happily eating my crow on the direction the team should've taken. I was in the tank crowd prior to last season (mostly because I didn't think the FO knew what they were doing/I underrated Big Al). And while the Hornets are still far from good or proven, they're in the right direction. IF the Lance signing pays off, and our draft picks develop over the next couple of seasons...Charlotte can become a contender in the East for sure. 

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Nice call at the 3:35 mark regarding Big Al...

 

"so you think he's gonna put up 22 and 11?"  

 

"yeah"

 

Al Jefferson ended up with 21.8 ppg and 10.8 rpg

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It is amazing how much guys get paid to suck at their jobs

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*Crickets* now

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