Jeff Van Gundy: Shut Up and Quit Hurting the Bulls Chances To Get LeBron

May 16th, 2010 by Bob Warja Leave a reply »
I don't know what the Chicago Bulls ever did to Jeff Van Gundy, but the former coach and current ESPN blabbermouth should stop saying things that will hurt their chances to land a good coach and, more importantly, the big prize in free agency.

LeBron James wants the money and the glory, of course, but he also wants to go where he has the best chance to win that elusive title.

Meanwhile, Van Gundy's rambling may hurt the Bulls chances to project themselves as contenders to land James.

"Any team that gets him along with Derrick Rose and [Joakim] Noah, you're going to have a good team," Van Gundy told before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Then comes the dagger.

"...but I would not think they would be a championship-caliber team right away."

He may be right, he may be wrong. It's an opinion and we all know that opinions are like sewers—every town has one and they're usually full of crap.

But if James respects Van Gundy's opinion, he may hear this and it could negatively affect his decision to come to Chicago.

That's crazy, you say? Don't un ...

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