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(With speech balloons empty): George Shinn and Bob Johnson discuss everything they know about appeasing Charlotte basketball fans.
-- Steve LaDue, Fort Mill
Shinn: "Winning cures everything, Bob!" Johnson: "I thought that was 'whining'!"
-- again, David Oakley, Charlotte
Shinn: "Who says there's not a lot of money in basketball?" Johnson: "My accountant!"
-- Kenneth Irving, Kannapolis
Shinn: "You’re gonna have a ball in Charlotte, Bob!" Johnson: "I wouldn't BET on it!"
-- again, Kenneth Irving, Kannapolis
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received this week:
Shinn:"Bob, you need a public sympathy angle." Johnson:"How do you start a hurricane?"
Shinn: "How did you get Jordan to be your partner?" Johnson: "I told him he didn't have to come to any games."
Shinn: "I'm so glad to be the good guy again." Johnson: "You're welcome."
Shinn: "What's the most important criteria on choosing new cities?" Johnson: "Naive untapped taxpayers!"
Shinn: "What do you get for making stupid decisions in franchise management?" Johnson: "Stern warnings!"
Shinn: "I left you a cash cow!" Johnson: "But I need help feeding her!"
Shinn: "Here's a magic money-making ball!" Johnson: "Yeah, for the players!"
Shinn: "At least you got them to build you an arena they didn't want." Johnson: "Yeah, but now they're saying I can't take my ball and go home!"
Shinn: "What a deal! Why didn't you take the ball and run with it?" Johnson: "Unfortunately, running was never an option!"