The Bulls ended the Heat's 27-game winning streak last night. So I suppose such a signal victory should automatically make this Bulls fan overjoyed.
But it doesn't.
Instead it leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
I have to agree with Lebron James, who despite being Public Enemy No. 1 for many Bulls fans, is unquestionably the quintessential basketball player of this era. "Those are not basketball plays," James lamented, referring to the assault and battery the Bulls call defense. Most of which the refs turned a blind eye to.
The King was tackled, poked and raked repeatedly across the face, tripped, slapped, and generally subjected to thuggery. It was a shameless display of survival of the fittest. But it wasn't basketball.
If that's what it takes for the Bulls to beat the Heat, maybe it isn't worth it.
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