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Playoff Game Thread: Game 1 - Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat 4/20


Well now... Lets look at this with some perspective.

Two years ago at this time we were coming off of the worst season in professional basketball history. We were 7-59, the fan base was miserable, embarrassed, we were on the verge of firing our coach AND the Bobcats were the butt of every single joke on Sportscenter, PTI and every other Sports talk show on TV and radio all across the country.

One Year ago at this time We were coming off of a 21-61 season. It was nowhere near as bad as the year before, but it was still barbed wire bat colonoscopy unpleasant.The Coach couldn't relate to the players, the players hated the coach. The coach refused to play some of the players and as a result we were firing a second coach in 2 years.

Today the Bobcats are 43-39. We have a coach who is a legitimate coach of the year candidate. We have multiple All-Star caliber players (Kemba and Big Al), The team is fun to watch, there is depth, cap space and the fan base is growing.

All of this brings us to Sunday afternoon. After going through this journey the past few years, the Bobcats are rewarded with an opening round series against 2 time defending champion Miami Heat... Some may look at this as a crap draw in the opening round, but I'd rather look at it as an opportunity. This is the Bobcats opportunity to slay Goliath, there opportunity to shock the world.

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This is their opportunity to go in a two year span from historically bad, to very bad, to good, to legendary.

It sounds ridiculous, but its true... They are 4 wins away from having their story never be forgotten in the annals of basketball history. Do you think I'm exaggerating? Take a look at this image.

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4 wins is all that it took for that image to never be forgotten.


Can the Bobcats do the same and take that first step in game 1 Sunday afternoon?


  • 72 Comments

    Come on you Cats!!!!

    We know who Chuck D is rooting for!

     

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    BPfromfrance
    Apr 19 2014 09:35 AM
    Since the all star break we are 20-9 (2nd in the east behind chicago) and miami is just 17-14

    We're going to sweep miami for sure :-)

    We know who Chuck D is rooting for!

     

    Shit, that is sweet!  Awesome find, ziggy.  Always loved Chuck D, now I think I want to marry him.  Breaking out my Public Enemy for the playoffs.  Thnk Fight the Power should be our theme song this series...seems appropriate.  

    Shit, that is sweet!  Awesome find, ziggy.  Always loved Chuck D, now I think I want to marry him.  Breaking out my Public Enemy for the playoffs.  Thnk Fight the Power should be our theme song this series...seems appropriate.  

     

    That works for me!

     

    King James, was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me. See how straight up arrogant that sucker is, mother fuck him and D Wade!

    Holly coincidence Batman, I last saw PE play at "Ziggy's" - who says a small market can't land a big signing :)

    Game 1 Prediction:  101-90, Miami

     

     

    FIGHT THE POWER

    just watched the abc playoff promo song before clips game, not one bobcat or bobcat logo in the whole thing. just sayin.

    One of us should put poison in Pitbull's bowl for that.

    I like the sound of that!

     

    I know it's kinda corny but this speech will get you hyped up for this series.  Before my hopes are crushed I'm gonna get myself as pumped up as possible.

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    High Upside
    Apr 20 2014 01:35 AM

    13 hours til tip :)

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    I liked that speech that Potato posted... Here is more along those same lines.

     

    This is why I love that we got matched up with the Heat.  Sure, it's the hardest path by far and a series win isn't nearly as likely as it would've been against Indy or Toronto but our guys can play the a massive chip on their shoulders and will have the most motivation possible.  Going against the three time East champs, two time NBA champs, all the glitz and glamour and fanfare that follows the Heat, while we're just this other team that is fodder for the Heat in their Threepeat quest.  

     

    The experience of going against the Heat will do wonders for these guys, more so than any other team in the playoffs.  They will get a taste of what it's like, how to pull together as one against the world, and it will make them so damn driven going forward into becoming a contending team.

    The referees for this afternoon's contest are:

     

    Marc Davis

     

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    Jason Phillips

     

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    Scott Wall

     

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    Realistically I think we loose the series, but as long as we show fight we win. Put Goliath threw the torcher chamber, bring the best out of them so we get the best out of ourselves. We playing with house money no one expects us to do anything but roll over and take a but whopping. I think at the end of this series people will have a different respect for the Bob-Nets from now on out.

    I've never been a great single game prognosticator so I'm not going to try. I like the fact that the 'Cats had a great second half, shows the players are growing together, and we come into the playoffs as one of the "hottest" teams. The Pacers and Heat had a rather "limpy" 4-6 last 10 games and I have to say that the Pacers 101-93 lose to the Hawks did not look good for them. I don't want to read anything into that for our series. I'm just pointing these things out because that's what' been going on...

     

    The series for us and the Heat...I'm glad we're here...I want the guys to play hard every game, which I have no doubts they will, and I'll enjoy the fact that the new "Hornets" have a future as a "proffesional" team not a league laughingstock.

     

    Edit: left out a period...LOL

    86 minutes away and I can't wait..

     

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    Bill Simmons was more complimentary before the game than he has been in just about any other occasion. 

    Realistically I think we loose the series, but as long as we show fight we win. Put Goliath threw the torcher chamber, bring the best out of them so we get the best out of ourselves. We playing with house money no one expects us to do anything but roll over and take a but whopping. I think at the end of this series people will have a different respect for the Bob-Nets from now on out.

    Yeah, all I care about is playing hard and earning respect. If we do that, it was a success. 

    COME ON GUYS!!

    I BEElieve.

    Fuck yes!!
    I like what I'm seeing so far!