It’s Begun: The Derrick Rose and Michael Jordan Conversation

August 13th, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »

It's been more than a decade since the city of Chicago has seen what everybody nowadays knows as the best player to ever play (Michael Jordan). And with that, in Michael Jordan's absence of course—which was Chicago's demise—came an extended period of losing, and an epidemical proportion of hardship that generalized in an annual NBA Draft.

That only lasted till 2008 though.

But before 2008, and a lock-step ahead of the 1998-99 season, the Chicago Bulls had their stint with marquee names that were suppose-to-be(s). Ben Wallace was one, a signing that looked far more distressed—once stepping onto the United Center's floor—than previously led to believe. The 33-year-old then-Bull had become the latest poster-child that reminded Chicago of how good they initially had it—or as rawly put, another failed soul that didn't live up to "Jordan's shadow."

But he wasn't the only one. Nor should he had been.

Jamal Crawford fitted the criteria, a former Bull who had a career year last season for Atlanta Hawks. So did the Lakers' Ron Artest, the cliff-hanging personality that thanked his "hood" after a 20-po ...

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