Welcome to Washington, circa 2001...

Hey Charlotte!  How's it goin'?  Are you amped for the Coca-Cola 600 tonight?  Great, you should be.  Not only is the 600 one of the premier events of the NASCAR season, it's also been a place where some of the brightest stars in the Nextel Cup like Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, and Matt Kenseth got their first career wins.  So not only will you get treated to a great race tonight, you just might get to see the next big time driver make his first trip to victory lane.

But that's not what I'm here to talk about today.  You see, there's something that your local NBA team has in common with our local team: Michael Jordan as a managing member of basketball operations.  Jordan called the shots for a couple years in the District before deciding to take his act back to the hardwood for a couple seasons.  Now, he's part of managing team with the Bobcats, but I'm pretty sure he won't be making a fourth coming in Queen City.  I mean, there's still a chance, but I wouldn't count on it. 

Anyways, I bring the whole Jordan thing up because I saw something recently that caught my attention:

I got a call Thursday from a scout for a team drafting in the teens, wondering if it was conceivable the Bobcats would have made a promise to select Texas A&M center DeAndre Jordan.

By "promise," the scout meant the Bobcats assuring Jordan that they would draft him ninth overall.

Now, I don't want to be negative, but any way you cut it, that's not good.  It's just not a good strategy to make a promise to a player so early in the draft process.  Even worse, history is not on your side with this one.  As a Wizards fan, believe me when I say that this isn't the first time that Mike has been enamored with a raw, teenage center with great upside:

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Don't say I didn't warn you.

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