For all you guys saying the Bobcats should lose so they can get a great player in the draft guess what: they have been losing. Forever. They have lost games, players, fans everything. And if they keep losing by the time they get whatever great player you guys think we are getting no one will be coming to the games for this team to make any money. And the Charlotte Bobcats will be the Arkon Bobcats or Richmond or whatever city wants another NBA team. Because without people buying tickets, they won't be here. There is no guarantee that any of the player coming out of this draft will be great players. But if the Bobcats, or Hornets by that time don't start selling tickets and making money, I can guarantee they won't be here anymore.
Chicken or the Egg comment, because the team isn't really that talented and needs a superstar to win consistently otherwise your struggling to get consistent scoring and 10 million isn't going to go a long way to solve the scoring problem this team has. Even this year they are a few games below .500 but are in the playoff hunt because of how weak the east is.
They've also not lost or gained a ton of fans if you compare the attendance numbers from season to season.
What the cats are doing right now isn't winning, they have a loosing record which means they have a sub par product on the floor that needs improving. What's going on isn't winning and the team playing decent compared to previous seasons isn't putting buts in the seats because they aren't the hornets yet. lol No one cares right now. Just this past offseason, they sold a ton of season tickets deals for both this and next year and yet the arena still looks empty most nights. On top of that they are close to the bottom in league attendance at home. So winning clearly isn't helping. Do you know why? The reason is because of Charlotte's captivation with the Hornets nickname. Tons of people bought tickets for this season and next, but aren't showing up this season at all..... Why because the jersey doesn't say Hornets....because the colors aren't the god awful combination of purple and teal.
Why are the attendance numbers down from the last few seasons when the team made improvements to the roster and is winning? Why were more people showing up to the 7 win team's games then they are for the 12-14 team now?
The economy wasn't better, it was worse then and people still made it to more games on a regular basis...... Obviously most of Charlotte doesn't care either way, it's obvious that winning and getting that name change announced weren't enough to spur the Hornets movement to come out and attend the actual games before the jersey's changed.
The reason is because most of the people that are going to be there next year aren't bobcat fans, they are Hornet fans that have no interest what so ever with what happens this season to the Bobcats. They don't care about the Bobcats because of Nicknames or color schemes or what have you.
Just to show I wasn't talking out of my ass, here are the attendance numbers the last few seasons. Notice how this is the worst season attendance wise for the Bobcats in quite a long time if ever....
25th in the league even with all the hype of the name change and them winning more this year then they have in a while.
Now look at 2011 and 2012 before the name change was announced.
Now that I've proven that winning isn't going to help this team until it turns into the Hornets, we can all agree that loosing doesn't hurt the team's money numbers, because people don't care. We've proven that the people behind the name change effort even after getting what they wanted don't care enough to attend the games to help the team they'll be watching next year. So what's one more loosing season while the majority of Charlotte turns their cheek to the Bobcats before the name change if it helps the team immensely with their rebuild after becoming the Hornets..... What's one more loosing season if it means the Hornets have a young exciting nucleus that has a good chance of actually winning mean????
Great, glad we've gotten past that. The key to this teams future is getting all three picks in this draft and making the correct picks. Point blank simple.
Anything else about the team needing to loose this season?