First off, I began following the Bobcats 2 seasons ago, the first being the 7-59 season. One thing that I have noticed reading through fanposts and comments on articles is that you guys underappreciate Kemba Walker and Your Team, The Charlotte Bobcats.
Kemba in my opinion will be the single best player in the history of the expansion Bobcats by the end of next year. He can do anything that you need him to do. He will shoot in big situations, he will pass in big situations, he runs the pick and roll well, he has made leaps and bounds with his shooting, and his handle is underrated. He has also stated in countless interviews how much he LOVES getting his teammates involved. He does it all.
Kemba is a winner. A lot of people say that about a lot a guys but when you look at who Kemba had on his team during that championship run with Connecticut, it tells you how much he carried the team and how much he wants it. He texted Rich Cho about practicing with the summer league team because he is so excited about the talent that the front office brought in this year. (Cody Zeller will win Rookie of the Year... just saying).
Another thing that makes Kemba better than what he appears is his development. He didn't have an opportunity to play in the summer due to the lockout last year and this year he had MIKE DUNLAP as his coach, by far the worst coach the Association has seen in years. He was next to clueless. And yet, Kemba instinctively took over as a leader of this young team and averaged numbers to barely miss the cut for the All Star team. If he played in a bigger fan base he would have been an All Star. He averaged 6 assists with a cast of D-Leaguers. Pargo, McBob, Adrien, Mullens, all played decent roles for the Bobcats last year, and all of them are trash.
And now for my main point. When I watch highlights of the Bobcats, any highlights, an individual player's or a recap done by nba.com, I never see any positive feedback or excitement from the fans or the Charlotte bench. Actually, I think i saw Gerald Henderson fist pump once. Nah probably not. Now you can blame the players a little bit, saying that they should be openly excited and competitive on and off the court, but we also have to blame the fans. It's hard to get excited about something during a game at home when your home fans don't even cheer you on. And thats all they are there to do... CHEER. And it's also frustrating for me, in Jersey, watching you fans rarely get excited about this team and how they are playing. I am at home screaming and jumping up and down and I would die to be there in Charlotte watching the games.