Delusion of the King

Ok, Now the smoke has cleared and we have the same team in Chicago as before the trade deadline. I know it is no real shocker to the true Bulls fans. And the teams  loss to the Miami Heat the same night as the trade deadline could not have been more timely. The Bulls lost the game and everyone was part of the loss. They could not hit shots, They turned the ball over a lot, The Defense was like water at times.... Yada Yada Yada . That's not what we should be talking about.  The only fact that matters is....

Lebron James is the best basketball player playing in the entire world right now. That is all that matters really. It's not that the Bulls play blue-collar brand of defense or that the Heat are "Hollywood." All that matters is that Lebron is the King.....that's it. Back in the 1990's, Michael Jordan was King and his opponents' teams build-up their rosters to bring King Jordan down off his thorn. Which in ten 1kingyears gave Michael 6 Championships to his credit. Today's NBA is poetic justice for all those cities Michael & Scottie crushed in their pursuit of their rings. Now we watch the new King dominate and he is not in a Chicago Bulls uniform. Hopefully, for Bulls fans King Lebron will not have as many rings as King Jordan holds. If the Bulls want to win rings of their own they first have to stray from the delusional idea that what they have is good enough. It just simple;  Is not.  They need to reach back in NBA History and look at the teams that gave King Jordan the hardest time. The brutal New York Knick's of Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, The Indiana Pacers off Reggie Miller, Mark Jackson, Rik Schmidt's. I have saved the best team for last and, it is the first they should use as a model. The Detroit Pistons of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Bill Laimbeer.  The Badboys of Detriot had a defensive mastermind in the late Chuck Daly as coach. The Bulls have Coach Thib. The Pistons had a tough point guard from Chicago's inner-city in Isiah Thomas. The Bulls have Derrick Rose. The Pistons had a great energy rebounder in Dennis Rodman. The Bulls have Joakim Noah. The Bulls are well on their way to becoming like that team. Now they need a  bigman enforcer that shots threes to play the role of  Bill Laimbeer. Maybe that player will become Euro-League prospect Nikola Mirotic. And they need a shooter like Joe "Money" Dumars. Maybe that will come this summer in someone like JJ Reddick in free agency. If the Bulls hope to win championships in King Lebron's NBA they have to build a team capable of knocking the King from his thorn. It is funny how all Bulls championships have to start in Motown. The Detroit Pistons of the late 80's was a very solid team, Their star was their Point Guard but the rest of the team brought it ever night. The fortunate thing for King Jordan was that the Pistons' team got old. But youth is in favor of the current Bulls.

The regular season means nothing in the NBA.  The best record in the league holds no prize. The prize is given at the end of a playoff run through the best players the league has to offer. To be crowned King you have to deserve the honor. You have to earn it. The question is, are the Bulls a team selling tickets and Tee shirts or a team serious about winning trophies to add to their display case.

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