At HP there are a certain teams that we tend to identify with. Our pet teams. We may not necessarily have a formal allegiance to them, but we love them in the way you love your flawed family. And the Bobcats definitely fit in that category. Rob harbors a strange love for them as his secondary team. Corn’s from NC born and bred. And I dig small market squads, especially ones with lots of talent who no one respects. And for all the terrible management decisions, this team after the Diaw trade has a new chemistry, a new center, a new life. It may not be enough to get to the playoffs, but it’s enough to get them in the hunt. HP’s on the bandwagon, fellas. Let’s get this thing done.
Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for CBSSports.com's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on NBCSports.com, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.