None of that really matters.
Leases are worth no more than the paper they are printed on. We all should be aware of that fact by now. And a practice facility in and of itself will not keep the team here. It's easy to bash the media when they say bad things about you, but the fact remains that there are perceptions about Shinn, the Hornets, and the city as an NBA market. The jury is still out on the first two because the honeymoon has been extended. As for the third, well, we haven't exactly been filling the seats.
Originally Posted by Harvey Hornet
I don't know enough about the situation in Charlotte, and whether Shinn is in it to win it or to guard his bottom line. But our bottom line is whether Shinn is committed to building a competitive franchise that consistently draws the fans. As I said, these moves have impressed me; now it's just wait-and-see.