By G Moniy
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
It’s almost sickening to watch the Charlotte Hornets play. As good as they started the season out playing, they are trash on the court. The worst part is how they build up these fourth quarter leads, just so they can blow them.
So, this week, for like the tenth straight year, CIAA basketball is more interesting than Charlotte NBA basketball. This is so bad, because they really had it all, this year. Finally, Kemba Walker is playing like a star and making the All-Star team, but the Hornets are 1-11 in their past 12.
Seriously, it doesn’t have to be this way and Cody Zeller missing time isn’t an excuse. Neither is being without Jeremy Lin and Courtney Lee, but Ramon Sessions does suck, just calling a spade a spade. All the Hornets have to do is maintain their leads and keep the momentum from shifting.
If the Hornets managed to do all of that, this is a team that could easily be 40-16, instead of a team considering tanking the rest of their season. They are more than capable of beating the Celtics on a consistent basis, they could easily be 3-0 against the Raptors, instead of 1-2, that dropped game against Brooklyn, and don’t even mention those losses against the Pistons and Sixers. Right there, that’s nine more wins added to their column.
But, it’s whatever though, just know all the success the Washington Wizards are having could be Charlotte’s. Don’t even need an empty Nic Batum guarantee to realize that. The truth is that the Hornets are afraid to be anything but mediocre and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might have taken one injury too many, plus Charlotte loves giving away games, and now they are paying for it.
Yeah, it would’ve been nice to have added Nerlens Noel, Lou Williams, and even Paul George, but this roster is the one that started 8-3, could’ve been 9-2 if they closed Boston out. This roster is the same one that has handed easy wins to teams that totals somewhere around 14 or 15 games. That’s why this is the team coming out of the All-Star break with their backs against the wall.
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