... to your Hornets for a phenomenal series, and to all of you on this board for being a class act.
I know I won't get sympathy on this, but I hope this doesn't get blamed on the Refs. I contend there were horrible calls both ways during the six games. I'd hate to see it reduced to that. Like AI or not, that certainly is your choice, and I don't want to argue that either. All I care to say is, you should be proud of your team big time. They played their hearts out, and gave you a whole hell of a lot to cheer about. Consider this. The Hornets past few seasons, last especially, have had them playing in front of a home crowd that couldn't care less. In fact, they faltered at home, preferring to be on the road. They come to New Orleans, and for the first time in a long time, have fans that are off the charts. And they did you proud. So while losing is never easy, you have a mighty fine squad, and with changing nothing, would be projected to be top 3 of the east next year, west of course, is another story, should that in fact go down.
So again, thanks for your hospitality, and I wish you all the best. You have been an awesome group to chat with, and incredibly gracious hosts. If it's okay with you collectively, I'd like to check back in after the 14th of May to report on our experiences in your fair city.
Thanks again, and congratulations for a great season, and a great series.