I dunno, with the way we were headed, trying to build a team of hard workers from day one, (something Bob demanded and saw through) the sky is the limit.
Bob handled the marketing side pretty badly, and drafting Ammo was pure stupidity, and nobody knew Brook Lopez would set the world on fire, but the team was mostly built right, with players that are gritty and want to be here.
It has been suggested in this forum by some that Bob was the worst owner in the league, that all the black people working at the arena and hip hop makes them feel 'unwelcome'.
The only thing King T and I have in common I think are we read the retarded comments posted on the Observer then come here wanting to discuss the issue with rational adults, only to have the same ignorant statements flung around.
And the statements are eerily similar to those made by people I know IRL (yes it exists and I has experience with it) that are former hornets fans, and blatantly racist around other whites.
Spend as much time here, and you'll see people indulge those insanities sooner or later. Been in this forum almost every day since it was opened. One of the original 10, probably. I've seen all kinds of stupid poo. Go read this thread http://www.carolinah...ob-johnson.html
for gems like these:
I'm thankful he brought us the Bobcats but that's about it. Now I'm thankful that he's selling and getting out of town. He's one of the worst owners in the league.
Makes honkies feel insecure to see a black man succeed far past their own capabilities.
I never liked Bob. It seemed like he did everything with racial implications in mind. I don't like anybody that operates that way. I know that I felt excluded from the Bobcats for the first few seasons because of the overwhelming racial elements at play. Mostly black cheer squad, mostly black coaching staff, mostly black employees, partners with Nelly, the games aired on UPN for goodness sake. It seemed to me that Bob went too far out of his way to promote black people to fill roles and that made me feel like an outsider and as a person that didn't belong there. I don't consider myself to be a racist person and I am honored that the first black owner of a sports franchise was in North Carolina, but at some point it became obvious that Bob was simply operating this way because of his own personal motivations and that was disheartening.
The fact that I'm so pale I glow and I have a red beard will never change the fact that I'm a proud black man.
That whole thread is full of lulz and category error.