Chicago Bulls Nicks and New York Knicks Bull: Which Story Line Is Better?

December 16th, 2010 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Just when things were really starting to click on all cylinders, there is yet another challenge facing the young Chicago Bulls squad. The heart and soul of the team is undergoing surgery and will be out 8-10 weeks. It's just another piece of adversity for the Bulls to overcome.

This is a team that just two years and a decade ago were celebrating their sixth NBA championship in eight years, arguably the greatest dynasty in the history of the NBA. Sure, Bill Russell's Celtics won more, but that was in the era before free agency.

It's a franchise that then descended into moribund obscurity, winning just 66 games combined over the next four seasons, just one more than what the team had been averaging the previous three seasons.  Since the championship run, the team has gone through a plethora of coaches and players. Over the last 12 years, 98 players have donned black and red for the Bulls. 

Then the Bulls started to change things around. They got their first building block with Luol Deng, who after a promising start had to fight his way through a host of injuries and bad coaching. Then they drafted Joakim Noah, who suffered ...

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