NBA Draft 2012 Results: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Will Change Culture of Bobcats

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistJune 29, 2012

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (R) of the Kentucky Wildcats greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number two overall by the Charlotte Bobcats during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats drafted Michael Kidd-Gilchrist No. 2 overall in the 2012 NBA draft, which is exactly where he should've been selected.

MKG has been bashed for his shooting woes, but next to Anthony Davis, he is the safest player in this year's class. He will certainly change the culture of the Charlotte Bobcats immediately.

The Bobcats were historically bad last year, but now they have a young leader they can count on to make them respectable. MKG may very well be the hardest-working player in the draft, and he will bring out the very best of his teammates. 

He may not be the best shooter, but this is a relentless player with phenomenal basketball IQ.

MKG is Derrick Rose in a forward's body in many regards. Like Rose, he is a natural-born leader who will put the team on his back when they need him most. He will step up to play impeccable defense, guide his teammates to victory and most importantly, drive to the hoop with no regard for his or his opponent's body.

Rose loves to attack the rim like a running back. He will cradle the rock and drive to the basket like a freight train. Kidd-Gilchrist does the exact same thing. It is impossible to knock MKG's hustle on both sides of the court and it will be infectious in Charlotte.

The Bulls were a laughing stock when Jordan left. Then Rose came and changed the culture. The Bobcats have been a laughingstock under Jordan for years. Kidd-Gilchrist will be Air Jordan's and Charlotte's savior. 

Anthony Davis was my 1A in the draft, but MKG was my 1B. He is a winner and will command respect from his teammates. He's a perennial All-Star in the making, but a natural-born winner right now and he will singlehandedly turn the Bobcats from the NBA's doormat to a respectable franchise.