If there is one thing that the sporting world knows it is that Michael Jordan is one ultra-competitive individual. He proved that time and time again during his days with the Bulls, in college with the Tar Heels, and heck, even with the Chicago White Sox minor league team he played for.
We know this man wants to win, so why isn’t he doing anything to improve the worst team in the NBA—his team, the Charlotte Bobcats?
Yes, he has gone into the locker room and given the guys a piece of his mind, something that had to hold weight with this young team since most of these guys probably grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. Other than that, has he even showed any emotion in regards to all the losing? Not that I’ve seen.
Being a competitive guy with his own money on the line, one would think that he would be making an effort to improve the team now rather than wait and see who he gets in the next draft. Other than the rumored possible trade with the Washington Wizards, Tyrus Thomas for Andre Blatche, there is no help for the Bobcats on the way.
From what I hear, that trade is something that the Wizards have been pushing for, but I have to wonder if it something that the Bobcats should do. The team does need a true big man and Blatche certainly is that. However, the Wizards are looking to ditch him since he appears to have gotten lazy.
Conventional wisdom leans in favor of a change of scenery for Blatche; new digs might be just what he needs to get back on track. He’ll definitely be thrown right in the mix for the Bobcats and get every opportunity to shine, but Paul Silas has had trouble with another lazy player this season. Do we really want a second?
Should this trade happen I’ll applaud it because it is change, and we have to have some coming soon. There is enough young talent on this team to package for a single solid player. There are draft picks that could be packaged (although not next year’s lottery pick); cash that could be put on the table.
It is hard to imagine anyone being satisfied with the play that this team has given so far. If there was reason to believe that it would get better this year I’d be okay with waiting to see what happens. That doesn’t appear to be the case here.
The only reason I could see for His Airness to leave the team as is, well—it’s a little far-fetched. Everyone remembers the movie Major League where the owner tried to assemble a team that was so bad attendance would drop to a point where she could break her contract with the stadium and move the club?
Hey– I said it was far-fetched. Anyone got a better idea?