Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  16 responses

Charlotte Bobcats Giving Away Free Tickets to Fans

If you think the Phoenix Suns are desperate for fans to show up for their games, then you clearly haven’t been paying attention to the Charlotte Bobcats. The ‘Cats are literally giving away free tickets if you can endure sitting through an entire game. From Deadspin: “The Bobcats, on the other hand, are just bribing people to hang out with them. Tipster Artavias sent in the picture above, and writes, ‘The Charlotte Bobcats are in severe trouble with attendance and the only way to get fans into the seat are by giving tickets away; and that’s just what they decided to do on Friday night. At the beginning of the 4th quarter the announcer presented the following: If anyone of your Charlotte Bobcats players hit a 3 pointer in the 4th quarter then we will give everyone in the arena a free ticket for Monday nights game vs the Portland Trailblazers. With 9 seconds left to go in a game that was out of reach with the Bobcats about to lose Nick Young [Kemba Walker, actually, with one second on the clock] hit a 3 pointer which lit up the approximately 9 thousand fans in attendance.’”

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  • roscoe

    Those CHA fans deserve a $100 bill for taking a free ticket.

  • Redd

    It’s just unfair, these guys deserved a #1 draft pick. I honestly feel bad because the league is screwing things up for teams like this.

  • spit hot fiyah

    imagine how cheatet all the fans who payed good money for their tickets will feel when they know that half the people in there got in for free

  • bringbackthesonics

    i think its time for someone to wrestle a bear

  • patrick

    that’s f’n awesome!! i wished i lived in charlotte,,awesome generous marketing idea! charlotte owners rock!

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Indeed sad, There’s always this upcoming year

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    It’s a sad sight when arenas look like ghost towns

  • Seth

    How did the league screw the Bobcats? The guys they’ve taken in the drafts haven’t really panned out.

  • Redd

    Actually, the only actual bust they’ve had is Adam Morrison. Other than that, they’ve never had a top 5 pick bust. They just don’t get top 5 picks often. Now on the development side, they suck at that.

  • 23

    Adam wasn’t a bust. He had a good rookie year, then got injured and was traded away to a team that was impossible for him to get playing time. His confidence went downhill from there.

  • Redd

    He became a bust though for them..so bust.

  • Vince

    Free tickets doesn’t mean people are going to come and watch

  • Seth

    Adam averaged 11 points a game on less than 37% shooting, and not much else. I think people expected him to become the next best thing, but he was a dud either way.

  • Seth

    I wouldn’t mind free tickets either, even if the team sucks. Free tickets for Boston teams in my neck of the woods are hard to come by.

  • 23

    I think the bobcats would have turned Brandon roy into a bust.