A contractor was doing work on the house of an 80-year-old in Exeter, England, when a strange cylinder tube was found. The contractor suspected it was a bomb. He called authorities and authorities told the 80-year-old to vacate. He said no. He said he wouldn't go until he watched the bocce ball, or lawn bowling, final.
I respect the guy. A man has to have priorities. If somebody had found a potential bomb in my house while I watched the Charlotte Bobcats-Minnesota Timberwolves game Wednesday night, I don't know what I would have done.
OK, I would have left. But reluctantly. The old guy left, too. Turned out the cylinder was not a bomb.
In the third quarter the Timberwolves began to hit three-pointers, bombs if you will, and took the game over. They sustained their good work throughout the fourth.
But against Philadelphia and Minnesota Charlotte at least has shown spirit, and maybe even growith. Corey Maggette is back and last night D.J.Augustin joined him. The first half was entertaining.
Even at full strength, which Charlotte will be when Gerald Henderson returns, the Bobcats will be among the worst teams in the NBA. But we knew that going in.
The idea will be to develop their young talent, add a star in the next draft and perhaps supplement those pieces with a free agent. Last season Minnesota was the worst team in basketball. This season it is 14-16.