Let’s play some NBA Devil’s Advocate … Charlotte Bobcats edition. We all know that Charlotte is exceeding expectation at the halfway point by being the No. 8 seed in the East. Despite being seven games under .500 Charlotte is only 4½ games behind the third-seeded Atlanta Hawks. Is Charlotte’s improvement a product of player development or a weaken Eastern Conference? Has new head coach Steve Clifford changed the losing culture in Charlotte? Is this season fool’s gold for Bobcats fans? Here are five reasons it might be.