by Yusuf Gadlin
The Milwaukee Bucks were never worth my thoughts. But the second round match up that is the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers has me in deep meditation. This is the moment the Bulls have been dreaming of. A chance to finally dethrone LeBron James and his minions. I don’t want any excuses , this is the time to get the job done. The Chicago Bulls are finally healthy, Derrick Rose seems to be rounding into form, Jimmy Butler looks like a franchise player, and this Bulls bench is my favorite in the Tom Thibodeau era
Are the Bulls ready for this moment?
When this” all eyes on me” series finally happens, I will be looking for a couple of key indications from the Chicago Bulls–are they complacent? If the Bulls look rushed, nervous, and lacking poise in games 1 or 2 on the road, then Cleveland will win this series.
Chicago had the better team, better coach and bench by far in this series. LeBron James, while still the best player in the game, is no longer invincible. Kyrie Irving respects Derrick Rose too much to dominate this series, and even if the the respect wasn’t there DRose would annihilate him anyway. I feel this is the series where Kevin Love gets exposed as soft. While everything was fine beating up on a young Celtic team, Love will be getting bullied beyond belief by Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Pau Gasol. Tony Snell has to continue to shoot the basketball with ease and accuracy. Snell has been a pleasant surprise this post-season and I truly wonder what his potential is as the years go by. To be honest with you guys, I really believe the Bulls should win this series in six games or less. The Bulls have more chemistry, unity, and should be starving for revenge against King James for ending so many of Chicago dreams.
I’m not pulling your leg or fabricating an article for Bulls fans. The Chicago Bulls should be expected to win this series. Can they handle the pressure? Can they handle the bright lights? Can they handle the moment? If the answer is “No” then I don’t want to hear any excuses.