CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Gerald Henderson chuckled when asked, but only because of the absurd reality of the question.
Yes, he said, before pausing for a second. Its like that. Its a different atmosphere. But theres no doubt we have some of that spirit.
The spirit Henderson acknowledged is one he knew all too well playing three seasons at Duke. But it isnt because of regular home experiences in front of Dukes Cameron Crazies, the schools fabled student section known for their passion, theatrics and noise level.
It has more to do with how coach Mike Krzyzewski has his team play on the court. Watching Duke or an average ACC game differs significantly in the eyes of most fans from the NBA game. That is why fans of one version often dont spill over onto the other.
Along Tobacco Road where college basketball is essentially a religion, the Charlotte Bobcats took a risk in hiring a coach whose career had mostly been as a college assistant until taking over a team last spring that had just...