The Charlotte Bobcats have not had much to celebrate in their nine-year existence. They have posted only one winning season and gave their fans (what few of them there are) reason to get excited earlier this season when the ‘Cats won six of eight. Since then, somebody must have reminded them that they are the Bobcats, because they have lost four straight.
With that in mind, we can’t blame the referees for seeing a clear charge on Bobcats center Byron Mullens and letting it go. Sure, Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge pretty obviously had established position outside the restricted area when Mullens came barreling down the lane, but every once in a while even the Bobcats deserve a chance to be happy.
The result was a ferocious dunk that probably should not have counted. Anyway, Portland went on to win the game in overtime and the Bobcats got their highlight, so everybody went home happy.
Check out Mullens’ slam in the video below.