Charlotte celebrating their 30th season** by announcing their 30th Anniversary team. First two announced were:
#10: Al Jefferson
#9: Kendall Gill
** Of course, Charlotte hasn't actually had a team for thirty years. **** that "absorbed the previous team's history" bull****, you can't sell me on that. I was there; I seen't it! But, also, even if it did happen like they said, there were still two whole-assed seasons (02-03, 03-04) where Charlotte did not have an NBA team, so it's actually only their 28th anniversary.
This is an odd contention, because it seems to rest solely on the idea that Wallace never played for a team contemporarily named the Hornets. He certainly played for the franchise currently named the Hornets (i.e. the Bobcat-Hornets), which is more than can be said for Kendall Gill, Baron Davis, Glen Rice, Muggsy Bogues, Larry Johnson, Dell Curry, or Alonzo Mourning.
I mean, I get that there's some deal where the Bobcat-Hornets get to claim the history of players who played for the Hornet-Pelicans when the Hornet-Pelicans were in Charlotte (which is silly to me, but OK, stipulated), but the idea that this deal should create an orphan franchise of the ten years of the Bobcat-Hornets when they were playing in Charlotte, and were continuous with the current Hornets but just happened to be named the Bobcats doesn't make any sense at all.
That has been my contention since it was announced that the Bobcats were going to "become" the Hornets, and I stand by it; I don't really give a damn who thinks it's odd. I'm doubling down, if you will.
I know there is another half to go but how are the Celtics down 20 at half to the Suns? and they only have 35 points too. Gordon Hayward has been abysmal so far in this early season and it may be time for the Celtics to try to make a move for Jimmy Buckets to help Irving out because that team isn't contending in the East with that roster.
hiring Coach Bud has go to be the best move of the offseason. other than the acquisition of Kawhi. Why Atlanta didn't retain him is beyond me, must of been because he didn't want to be part of a rebuilding phase.