Simmons isn't the only one thinking that though. And if you're gonna talk relocation or contraction, Charlotte would be at least top 10 for that in the league's eyes.
Guys like Simmons don't know about the lease between the Bobcats and Charlotte. And Simmons is an idiot for even bringing up contraction/relocation just because MJ made a move to put the team in better position going forward - something teams do all the time. He should stick to covering his precious Boston Celtics.
Bottom line is, it would cost roughly $150 million to contract or relocated the Bobcats today. Even 5 years from now it will still cost nearly $100 million. Nobody is going to pay that kind of money to move or contract a team.
And what is it with you anyway, are you hoping the Bobcats fail or something? I hope you're more loyal to Panthers than you are to Bobcats. LoyalPanthersFan....