First of all, I’m so pissed that Michael Pena of Red 94 stole my thunder. I was all over that line from Houston Rockets color analyst/balding community icon Clyde Drexler about Tyrus Thomas not having “enough sand in his pants.” The game was well into the third quarter and the Bobcats were already down by a million, so I was counting on the fact that I was one of the few people still watching, and therefore that gem of a line was going to be my reward. But Michael beat me to the punch! So instead, I’ll call up another zinger from ol’ Glide a few years ago when he compared some easy task (I forget exactly what it was—perhaps getting Bonzi Wells to overeat at a Cheesecake Factory) to “clubbing baby seals.” Yikes! Where was Drexler raised? A ditch in Antarctica?
Second, I disagree with Rick Bonnell’s post-Rockets game assessment that the Bobcats are “barely going through the motions.” I think their motions have actually been quite robust; I just think they’re a terrible team. None of the starting five should actually be a starter, and only Thomas and Corey Maggette are performing noticeably worse than their career averages. Also, after all of the 30-point blow-outs, why does Bonnell suddenly now think that they’re barely going through the motions? Against Houston, Charlotte only lost by 20 on the road to a playoff team that just beat OKC—hey, for Bobcats fans, that means it’s Miller Time! With this level of talent, opposing teams should be crushing Charlotte every night. As Drexler would say, it’s like beating up a crippled nun.