The Panthers have training camp in full swing, and we’re sort of covering it over at PanthersPlanet.com, but training camp doesn’t lead to many stories, other than that whole Jeff Otah deal. Well the Bobcats have training camp coming up too, which will be less hurried and lockouty this year. The only interesting thing so far is that Scoop Jardine from Syracuse is going to be invited.
Scoop Jardine isn’t really the story. The roster is at 13 and the other two spots aren’t likely to be filled by a combo guard coming off a broken foot that was unlikely to be drafted anyway. Scoop Jardine is likely invited, according to PhillySportsLive.com, because of who he’s friends with. That’s the issue I have, the blogger is pointing to a photo of Jardine with Michael Jordan’s daughter from Facebook, which might be a stretch but it leads me to a larger problem with the Bobcats: Nepotism.
I know I’m beating a dead horse here. I think I’ve hit on this every time an assistant is hired, a front office spot is filled or a low-level roster spot is filled. It just keeps coming up. You don’t see the Knicks, Nets, Heat, Thunder or Lakers doing this. Actually, I doubt the Wizards, Hornets, Clippers or Magic do either. It’s just so obvious and needless.