One: A Tribute To Allen Iverson and The Charlotte Bobcats

Rob CCorrespondent IAugust 23, 2009

PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 15:  Allen Iverson #1 of the Eastern Conference smiles during the 58th NBA All-Star Game, part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on February 15, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

   All it takes is one. One move, for one player, which changes a franchise forever. It can turn them from the laughing stock of the NBA, to one of the most respected teams in a matter of seconds. All it takes is one.

    After years of suffering through inadequate trades, failed signings, and draft mishap’s, the Charlotte Bobcats finally got the one. It took over five years of suffering, watching guys like Matt Carroll, Adam Morrison, and Brevin Knight take the floor every night with little chance winning, knowing that they were going to lose night-in, night-out. It was not a fun time to be one of their fans, supporters, or anyone else associated with the franchise. Rumors were flying all around about how the city was going to lose their second franchise in little more than a decade. However, it was not meant to be.

    Today, Charlotte fans around the country rejoice, for there one has come. The one guy who could put Charlotte back on the map, has come. No more will people ask you why you’re a Bobcats fan, but rather when did you become one. You will command respect when you wear your Bobcats jerseys, rather than being spit upon with jokes about last place and Adam Morrison. When we look back on this day, it will be known as the true start of our franchise. They day we came out of the closet and showed our true colors. Our day has come

    But lets not forget about what we’ve been through and who’s come through our doors. Never forget the names of Carroll, Morrison, Knight, and how bad it felt to be a last pace team. Remember those names, and the others, for they will make  that much sweeter.

    The joy of knowing that your team is one to be reckoned with, and has true playoff potential is something us young ones have never experienced before, and may never again. 

    All it takes is one. One move, for one player, which changes a franchise forever. It can turn them from the laughing stock of the NBA, to one of the most respected teams in a matter of seconds. Our one has come, his name is Allen Iverson.

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