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October 05, 2012

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a way with new teammates

    Obviously the Charlotte Bobcats were high on rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as a basketball player. They drafted him second overall.

                The thing that got less attention was Kidd-Gilchrist’s likability as a person. Coach Mike Dunlap has seen teammates, like Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson, go out of their way to help the rookie’s transition to the NBA. Dunlap thinks he knows why.

    “He’s smart with people. That’s where his intelligence is the highest,’’ Dunlap described Friday morning. “He’s very humble and that’s attractive to our players.  When they talk about him, they say they want to take care of him.

    “I found that was the case at Kentucky -- he had an average game to a poor game against St. John’s (where Dunlap coached last season), but his teammates always rallied around him.  He has whatever it is.

    “When he got drafted, people would say this or that, that he couldn’t shoot or whatever. But across the board, people said this guy will bring a good feel to your locker room and is a tough competitor. Those things aren’t so sexy, but they’re very attractive to teammates.’’

Posted by Observer Sports on October 5, 2012 at 05:40 PM | Permalink



Posted by: PantherHead | Oct 5, 2012 6:01:42 PM

Great! Future Captain/Mentor

Sundays Game Televised? Shows nothing as of yet on Direct TV.

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Oct 5, 2012 9:50:18 PM

RICK is it televised?

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Oct 5, 2012 11:35:50 PM

If it isn't about the new season of fall TV shows; don't ask him about TV schedules.

Posted by: Downtown Sports | Oct 6, 2012 2:09:01 AM

Dunlap is a muppet. Nice use of the word sexy there. Ew. What are u looking for in these players?

Posted by: Fred | Oct 6, 2012 11:12:29 AM

Thanks Rick !

Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Oct 6, 2012 9:19:52 PM


Posted by: David Stern has to go!! | Oct 7, 2012 12:23:17 AM

Fred is a weeblle.

Posted by: Skip | Oct 7, 2012 9:20:49 AM

New uniforms and court! When asked why they can't change name back to Hornets they say it would cost too much to change uniforms and court?

Posted by: joe cool | Oct 7, 2012 11:00:03 PM

no. 15 uniforms and 1 court is not the problem. 50 million signs all over the place, all the millions of pieces of apparel that aren't selling anyways that would have to be pulled from the shelves, all of the trademarking and licensing, not to mention the name is.......STILL IN USE.

dudes obsessed with ex girlfriends instead of getting a new one. Bobcats isn't a great name, but if you want a new one....try cougars. stop wanting that old feeling back. get a new one.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 8, 2012 3:33:46 PM

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