Lol damn this thread has got be the biggest fail of the year wow.
First, the thread was created earlier this season.
Second, the Knicks was among the 7.
Please give Metro a break.
Third, I think something has to do with psychology there. It shouldn't have been just 7.
im pretty sure they are quite possibly the worst team in NBA history.
They had and still have plenty of potential, as soon as they get rid of Jordan they'll be a much better team.
Lets not act like the Larry Brown curse aint still in effect for them. If it wasnt for his curse they'd a been a playoff team. I've never been any more positive then I am of the fact that they will win 45+ games next year
I must agree w/ Starbury -- also, Metro's prediction turned out dead wrong....but I actually don't think it was a dumb prediction. Bobcats were likely underrated from a certain talent standpoint -- actually, judging by people's reactions, they definitely were.
When Metro mentioned "psychology", this is what he was getting at -- the Bobcats have major issues, that you can't calculate or fathom just by looking at their parts.
Same goes for the Wiz --they aren't traditionally "horrible". A legit coach, legit management, and couple tweaks and they are a dynamic playoff team. Same goes for the Cats, IMO.
If Bobcats make playoffs, Metro would be hailed as a genius and a basketball Nostradamus.
I also don't think he actually would have made a bet (at even money) that they would have made the playoffs. I think it's pretty obvious he just thought they were an undervalued team, and had a legit shot off that undervalued talent to make the playoffs at a % of likelihood above what most people think.
This really isn't even worth discussing in this great detail, but it's a fun topic for me, re: sports betting, and perception of teams.