The headline of this article might’ve made you laugh. It might have made you cry. It might have made you do both of those things at the same time. For the Charlotte Bobcats, there haven’t been many “bests” in 2012.
But, the year is almost over, and some good things have happened in that time span.
Without further adieu, here is how Roberto Gato ranked the best moments of 2012 for the Bobcats:
10. The end of the lockout shortened season: For obvious reasons, the end of the worst season in NBA history was one of the best moments of 2012 for the ‘Cats.
9. Kemba Walker’s Triple-Double: I knew Walker was going to be good before he posted the only rookie triple-double of the year last season. I knew he was going to be good when he had his shooting woes for most of the rest of the season. Everyone else is starting to know he’s going to be good now.
8. All of these hilarious Bobcats inspired videos: Again, for obvious reasons.
7. Kemba Walker’s game winner against Minnesota this November:For obvious Walker looked a lot like the guy who broke Gary McGhee’s ankles before drilling the Big East Championship’s game winner when he did the same to Alexey Shved here.
6. Bismack Biyombo’s game saving block against New Orleans: This might have been the best individual play of last season.
5. Byron Mullen’s humiliation of Lamarcus Aldridge: The best dunk from any Bobcat the past two seasons. Hilariously, or sadly, it came off a patented “7-feet-of-smooth missed three”.
4. Trading Cory Maggette for Ben Gordon and a future first round pick: There’s no video for this, but the move made Charlotte better, and will make them better in the future whenever they receive that draft pick from Detroit.
3. Kemba Walker’s two 30 point games this season: Kemba has dominated this list. He’s dominated it, because he’s the best player on the team. The Bobcats made a great decision drafting this guy. There are still questions about him playing point guard, and there are still questions about his shooting ability. He’s improved in both of those areas immensely this season.
2. Drafting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Already, despite the losing streak Charlotte finds itself in, Kidd-Gilchrist has changed the culture in Charlotte. His nonstop defensive energy and will to do the little things the right way is contagious, and it will go a long way towards making the Bobcats a playoff team in the near future. Yes. I said near future.
1. Winning: So what one of the wins came in 2011? The Bobcats need all the wins they can get right now. With so few of them under the team’s belt, every single win has been the best moment in 2012 for fans of the Bobcats.