Yes, that's right, I believe Charlotte Hornets fans are suffering from the dreaded PMS. Perpetual Mediocrity Syndrome.
In 27 seasons of basketball (Hornets & Bobcats), we have missed the playoffs 17 times (63%). In the 10 seasons we DID make the playoffs, we lost in in the 1st round 6 of those times. (60%)
Only 4 seasons in our entire history have we advanced past the 1st round of the playoffs.
I get that people here have an emotional attachment to Kemba. He's very fun to watch and is a total class act. I hear he does great things for the community as well. That said...he doesn't have a great assist ratio for a PG and I don't think he's a player that truly makes everyone around him better. Batum had that ability for 1 freak year, but seems to have lost it after getting P-A-I-D (as biggie smalls would say).
The decks are stacked against small market teams in today's NBA. Superteams have ruined the competitive balance of the sport. The only way a small market team can get ahead is with excellent drafting and/or coaching. Clearly the Hornets have neither of that. I don't think there's another team in the NBA who has missed on so many top 10 draft picks. It's possible we may never be an NBA title contending team but we could at least be a respectable small market team like an OKC or Portland (pretty sure both cities are smaller than us).
I think so many of our fans are so used to the mediocre history that we've become complacent. Watching 1 star put up good numbers and lose doesn't do it for me. I want to win. If the only way to achieve that is trade Kemba, tank, and rebuild through the draft, then I think that's an option we have to explore.