Chicago Bulls: The NBA’s “Rocky” Showing the Character of a Champion

November 25th, 2010 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
It is said that championships are won in the postseason. In such expressions, the value of the regular season is mitigated or at times, even lost. It is true, no one ever won an NBA championship in the regular season. However, that doesn't relegate the regular season to meaningless. Championships are won in the postseason, but championship teams are built in the regular season.

If you're looking for a recap of the Bulls game, you're not going to get it in this article. I want to talk about what kind of team is being built in Chicago. During last night's game I just started thinking of Rocky Balboa, defying his opponent, daring him to hit him, and thriving the more he was beaten. This is your Chicago Bulls. 

Adversity faced the Bulls before the season even started. Having gutted the team to land a big name free agent they were spurned by Bosh, James, and Wade, each of whom had given the Bulls reason to hope. Derrick Rose rose to the challenge though and set the prestigious goal of winning the MVP this season. At the time, it seemed noble, but far fetched. Now, it seems realistic. 

No one faced more adversity that backup forward Taj Gibso ...

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