I don't much care about him being a part of the community. I think it's pretty creepy that people care to know where MJ eats or watches a game. I guess being the big fish, in a small pond, appeals to some? Yet, MJ has shown a desire to win --- which I appreciate.
Its knowing that your owner isn't some guy just worried about the bottom line, that he's just as much a fan as the rest of the community. There's something almost romantic about knowing that the hometown guy has made it big and owns the franchise, but isn't about to forget where he came from.
And yes, I know MJ isn't from Charlotte.