(Ben -- the final game recap of the season comes again from good friend Clay Mitchell, aka the owner of Did The Bobcats Win Last Night? )
You know how they say that stats can lie? Stats are for losers? Etc?
Here's some stats that don't lie:
Josh Harrellson: 8-12, 18 PTS, 9 REB, 2 BLK
Jerome Jordan: 6-11, 13 PTS, 4 REB
A guy who is nick named "Jorts" put up 18 and 9 on the Bobcats. And I had no idea who Jerome Jordan was. I still don't.Look, I tried at first to write this recap straight. A quality, in depth analysis of what the Bobcats did and did not do and how the New York Knickerbockers, who rested Amare' Stoudemire half the game and Carmelo Anthony for the whole game, beat them by double digits.
Screw it. Here's why. The Bobcats are a terrible basketball team. Don't talk about tanking. The Bobcats aren't good enough to tank. They had injuries to at least one player in their starting lineup for ...um, ever? I can't remember when they had a full squad. They just finished a season with the worst winning percentage in the history of not only the NBA as we know it today, but all it's forbearers. They suck. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
Here's a play that perfectly illustrates the ineptitude of the Bobcats. At the start of the 3rd quarter, noted crazy person Tyrus Thomas and Landry Fields get tied up, and a jump ball is called. Fields and Thomas square off, the ref prepares to toss the jump ball, and Tyrus looks away from the ref. Ball goes up. Fields goes up. Thomas doesn't. Knicks ball.
Thank god this season is over. Next up, they will lose the lottery. Record levels of ineptitude don't give you record levels of ping pong balls.
(Ben -- this is the part when I started sobbing and ripping out my hair)
Nine Inch Nails - The Day The World Went Away (Still) (via skyelephant)