Raymond Felton #20 of the Charlotte Bobcats (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Charlotte Bobcats record to end the season was 7-59. Home game attendance was less than staggering and increasing heat was coming down on the front office to produce. All indications pointed to the Bobcats improving greatly this upcoming basketball season in their hopes of landing the No. 1 draft pick in the NBA draft lottery.

To celebrate the promise of the 2012 lottery, the Bobcats threw an official draft lottery party in the Time Warner Cable arena, their home arena.

Only 40 people showed up.

Even worse, the Bobcats landed the No. 2 overall pick as the New Orleans Hornets landed the top pick.

Karma? Who knows, but a lot of angry fans left the arena last night wondering what was in store next for their beloved Bobcats. To lighten the blow for fans, the Bobcats are offering a deal that if you buy a season ticket plan, you get the entire next season for free.

These are frustrating times for fans and anyone associated with the Charlotte Bobcats. Owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan might have to come out of retirement for a twenty-third time if the Bobcats have any hopes of a favorable upcoming season.