Despite NBA’s best record Bulls still not Champioship Caliber

As a life long Bulls fan I want nothing more than to start planning Championship barbecues and postpone vacations until the playoffs will be over.  The hardworking, gritty, no nonsense, loveable Bulls are easy on the eyes and have most people in this city thinking Dynasty part 2.

Derrick Rose is the best point guard in the NBA, but that’s like being the best running back in football.  Yes, it’s nice to have, but NFL championship teams are led by quarterbacks and in basketball they are led by 25 to 30 p.p.g. scorers.   Even Magic Johnson, the greatest point guard of all time, didn’t lead his team in scoring – old man Kareem Abdul-Jabar did.  The only point-guard-led championship winning teams in the last 30 years were the Pistons of the late 80’s led by Isiah Thomas.

Derrick Rose is a better player than Thomas: he is bigger, a better scorer, and a tougher defender.  However, his support is nowhere near as strong. The league has changed – you can’t beat people into submission like those Piston’s teams did.  Even the ’05 Pistons got away with more physical play than is tolerated in today.

Derrick needs help, he’s said repeatedly he’s not going to recruit a star to come play beside him.  He’s got too much pride to ask for it, but a true scorer is what he needs.  In the playoffs, when points become harder to find than gold, it comes down to who has the best 2 or 3 guys on the court.  With Derrick being the only top 50 player on the team, against the NBA elite the Bulls are always outnumbered.

 

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About thrashlvr

Former 5th string freshman quarterback, long time street football star. Allstar Little League second baseman and High School back-up frosh and soph teams. Short Lived Amatuer MSBL career 07-10 ended tragically being spiked by an idiot up 9 runs in the first inning, oh and we were 0-11 coming in. 3rd string point guard on Conference winning 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. Successful streetball run from 93-97. Occasional player of street hockey, and advocate for the 12oz. curl. Corner of Vernon and Jackson Street Football of Hamer. Breaker of over 20 windows playing baseball in places it shouldn't be played. Varsity letter in Tennis with 1-19 record. Terrible golfer, pool player, bowler, and card player but always willing.
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