Ever pick up the newspaper the day after an election, and the candidate for which you voted lost, and you realize that no matter what you do the result is official?
That's how I feel this morning. My candidate, and Charlotte's candidate, and the candidate of the Bobcats, Anthony Davis, won't be coming to N.C. He'll be going to New Orleans and the Hornets.
Wednesday night was deflating, draining, frustrating and sad. The Bobcats were so close to the top pick in the NBA draft and the opportunity to add their first franchise player.
It's like having an opportunity to win a car. And instead, you win second prize. Second prize is a set of stainless steel silverware.
There was no fix. If the NBA had fixed the lottery, the top pick would have gone to New Jersey/Brooklyn. New Orleans is a terrible market for the NBA.
But it just got better.