Rockets vs. Warriors Is About More Than Who Advances

For most NBA fans, Rockets vs. Warriors is about who will advance to the Western Conference Finals and, according to most experts, who will be the next NBA champion.  But in reality, Rockets vs. Warriors is about much, much more.  This series will decide the future and ultimately the fate of the NBA as a whole. This is not a shocking revelation: The NBA is a copycat league.  It always has been.  Teams always try and copy the success stories of the league and replicate the same formula.  One could argue that the Warriors are a sort of copycat of the monster LeBron created with the “super team” era beginning in Miami (though it’s not really true: Golden State won 73 games in 2015-2016 and their three stars were all drafted).

Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau embrace after winning the gold medal with Team USA

Goodbye Jimmy Butler, Hello Irrelevance

In the span of five minutes last night, the Bulls went from being mediocre to completely irrelevant.  In case you’ve … More

LeBron James Is Still Chasing The Ghost

“My motivation is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”
LeBron James just did something that no one has ever done in the NBA Finals: Averaged a triple-double.  It’s another accomplishment and benchmark for his legacy that feels somewhat empty.  For the fifth time in his career, LeBron is going home without a ring.  How can we reasonably argue that he’s greater than Michael Jordan?

Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics - Playoffs

The 2017 Chicago Bulls Playoff Preview

Honestly, I can’t believe it.  At 41-41, the Chicago Bulls are in the Playoffs and with a stroke of luck, … More

Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg

The Difficult Decision The Bulls Face With Jimmy Butler

I’ve fancied myself a “Butlermaniac” since day one.  Nobody has ever shown more blind optimism and enthusiasm about Jimmy Butler … More