The Observer's Rick Bonnell has a very interesting blog today about an incident last night with Orlando center Dwight Howard, who apparently (in a teasing way, but still) referred to the possibility of him becoming a Bobcat one day.
Now wouldn't that be something? I wonder if Michael Jordan would spend what it takes to get him. Howard is the best center in the game right now -- he was chosen with the No.1 overall pick in 2004, right before the Bobcats picked Emeka Okafor at No.2. Surround him with a bunch of complementary players and one really good one and you've got a title contender every year.
So it's worth exploring, for sure, and I'd love to see it. Howard sounds like he was just messing around last night, but behind a lot of jokes there's a grain of truth. I don't see him spending his entire career in Orlando -- that just doesn't happen much anymore.
A couple of other notes:
-- The Bobcats are officially out of the playoff hunt now after losing to Orlando (but much more respectably than those horrid losses to Washington and Cleveland).
-- Gerald Henderson has looked more and more like a player over the past month. It was only a matter of time before he had a breakout game like his 32-point performance Wednesday.
-- My colleague Tom Sorensen is at the Masters this weekend. Watch for his reports from there, as long as those from the legendary Greens (Ron Jr. and Ron Sr.), who are two of the best golf writers in America. I love reading all their stuff.