Tuesday, January 14, 2003

A sign of things to come

Have you wondered yet just how much resptect this new NBA team in Charlotte is going to give the local government and tax payers. Check out this quote from today's Charlotte Observer: "City staff gave Johnson a 5 p.m. deadline to agree to the various contracts with the city. City attorney Mac McCarley then offered Johnson a two-hour extension to review the documents.

When asked around 5:30 why that extension was justified, McCarley drew a hard line: "We told them that if we don't have these documents (by 7 p.m.), the city manager and I would recommend against moving forward."

Despite that threat, Johnson didn't complete the deal until after 7:15 p.m."

If that's as good as Johnson can do now just wait and see how he treats the city when he decides the yet-to-be-built arena no longer suits his needs or if he gets a better offer from another city. He will fuck us as readily as the Hornets (NBA) already did recently. This whole deal is a travesty that will cost over $300 million.

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