• Interesting that Orlando Magic rookie Maurice Harkless, whom the Bobcats’ Mike Dunlap coached at St. John’s, didn’t even get off the bench in the first half. Harkless might have a learning curve for NBA basketball, but he’s defines the dimensions you would want in a pro small forward.
• Charlotteans might freak out at the prospect of snow, but temperatures in the 50s cause a panic among Floridians. With the thermometer bobbing above and below 60 Friday, Orlando’s citizens ran for their parkas. Really?
• Orlando’s new arena is everything to the NBA what the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium is to the NFL – the facility against which all others are measured.
• Bravo to Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who will host 14 kids on the waiting list to find mentors with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program of Greater Charlotte. Those kids will see Saturday’s home game against the Sacramento Kings. There will be a booth at the game for anyone interested in signing up with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor candidate.
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