I turned on the Charlotte-Portland game the other night and even though I have a big TV, and my eyes are OK, I moved closer when I saw the score because I didn't believe the Bobcats could be down by 40. Then I watched.
The game was not as close as the score.
But what did you expect? I've written this several times, but it's still true: the Bobcats are the 2010 Carolina Panthers. The Panthers were unwatchable most of the season. They couldn't score. They were the worst team in the league.
After a good start, the Bobcats have become unwatchable. They can't score. They are the worst team in the league.
Some of you want to blame head coach Paul Silas. That's like blaming the waiter because the food is bad. The fellows in the kitchen gave Silas little to work with.
Dinner might not be served, but the Bobcats are. There's a price to getting a high draft pick. The Bobcats and their fans are paying it.
Some of you loudly threaten to abandon the team. The loud fans are never the customers a team has to worry about. Loud fans announce during a labor impasse that they'll never be back. They always come back.
It's the apathetic fans a team has to worry about.
This shortened NBA season is going to be long. But you knew that.