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It happens a lot.  Not every season, but more than you'd probably like to acknowledge.  It happened to the Suns in 1993.  It happened to poor Phoenix again in 2005.  It happened to the Cavs in 2009.  And it will happen to this year's Chicago Bulls.

That is, a team with a remarkable regular season record and an MVP player, that doesn't win the title.

I'm confident I've seen enough basketball to know what it takes to get it done in the playoffs.  And this year's Bulls just don't have it.  Talent wins in this league and Derek Rose has undoubtedly had a terrific season (he should win MVP).  As for the rest of these guys?  Don't wait with bated breath.  Deng?  Boozer?  The Ugly Bitch?  Please.  Bogans?  Korver?  Taj Gibson?  Wait for a tight game to see how they produce.

I agree they're a good defensive team, and Coach Thibs should also win Coach of the Year.  But the playoffs is all about talent and exposing matchups.  And teams will be ready and able to overload on Rose forcing the other stiffs to make big plays.

Don't let that regular season mirage fool you.  The Boston-Miami winner is taking the East and in all likelihood, the entire thing.

PS: They have arguably the league's worst announcer.

tb727 4/26/2011 09:42:00 PM Edit
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23 Responses so far.

  1. Norman D says:
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  2. .chuckT. says:
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  3. tb727 says:

    Great comment Norman

  4. mj says:

    norman i see you aren't done riding your boyfriend's dick yet please continue and hop off every celtic fan's jock

  5. Three Toe says:

    man if anything this article should feature the Spurs and mention the Bulls hahaha.

  6. They also have the perfect balance of hunger (young players who still have things to prove) and schedule ( 5-0 vs Pistons, 4-0 vs Wizards, 4-0 vs Cadavers, 4-0 vs Bucks.) Teams like the Celtics and Lakers sleep on those teams, teams with young MVP candidates attack with fire and have blowouts.

  7. tb727 says:

    Yes Three Toe, but there's no MVP on San Antonio. I actually still expect them to win that series. And I'll go out on a limb and say Orlando will also win their series. And Orlando will take out the Bulls in round 2.

  8. Three Toe says:

    bold predicks, my man, I like it. The only upsets I picked at the beginning of round one was the Atlanta cocks in the east and the chevy blazers in the west. two penis jokes in as many sentences, fuckin right.

  9. tb727 says:

    LMAO!!

    So you must like Lamar Scrotum and Ron Artesticle and Derek Anal Fisher huh?

  10. i think the bulls are a good team, but they won't get it done this year. nothing against them--they have an amazing point guard who's going to be MVP, good role players, and a good coach, but they need more playoff experience, and they need to get beat up on for a while first. happens to everyone.

  11. Three Toe says:

    haha of course, almost as much as Pole Gasol and Kobe beef-log.

  12. Neil Anderson says:

    believe me im a huge celtics fan but i have to say the bulls are pretty good....they have coach Thibs so they have some of our offensive and defensive sets and i would love to have kyle korver or lou deng backin up paul pierce or ray allen on any given night so to me their pretty good role players...and on the bulls, where they have derrick rose, thats wat those guys r..their role players for the bulls....but its banner 18 this year...so the regular season mirage is true but some of those guys are actually pretty good

  13. Anonymous says:

    lmfaooo i died laughing
    Atlanta Cocks
    Lamar Scrotum
    Ron Artesticle
    good ones yo

  14. ThomasJ says:

    Good article, TB. The more I see of the Bulls this postseason, the more I am reminded of the past 2 Cavs teams. Lots of similarities in the regular season approach and how that carries over into the playoffs. Is Chicago's personnel really that much better than the Cavs last season? I guess Thibs coaching over Brown is an advanrage.

  15. Karl says:

    Agreed TB. Good stuff.

  16. Anonymous says:

    hopefully you right.
    and its Derrick ^^

  17. BullsForLife says:

    Derek Rose? Learn to spell his name douchebag! We're gonna take you down!

  18. Derek Harper says:

    Shut up BullsForLife

  19. Derrick McKey says:

    Shut up BullsForLife

  20. Darrick Martin says:

    Shut up BullsForLife

  21. Shut up BullsforLife douchebag

  22. Derrick Coleman says:

    Fuck you Bullsfan4life

  23. tb727 says:

    Y'all could've just read this on April 26th to know how the East would play out :D

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