Rose, Bulls putting together impressive story

By S.C. Zuba
Sports Columnist

A lot has been written about what happened this past summer with NBA free agency.

Many people—myself included—have looked down upon LeBron James’ and Chris Bosh’s decisions to join Dwyane Wade in Miami and create a “super team.” Some have said it would work, others said it wouldn’t.

Really, though, none of the talk matters. The only thing that matters is what happens when the ball hits the floor. And now, the truth is coming out: you can’t buy a championship.

After the summer, many Bulls fans felt like they got the shaft. There was so much speculation surrounding where James, Bosh and Wade would end up, and many early reports had James and Bosh coming to Chicago.

As it would turn out, however, that was not the case. The “Big 3” went to Miami, and the Bulls took Carlos Boozer.

After three meetings between the two teams, the Bulls have swept all three meetings and are certainly looking like they got the better bargain in all of this.

I wonder if any members of the Big 3 are second-guessing their decision.

I’ve written many times that the Bulls believed—even though they missed out on James, Bosh and Wade—they had the necessary pieces in place to make a run at a title.

People can say what they want, but the Bulls are proving that every time they take the court.

Leading the Bulls is point guard Derrick Rose, who scored 27 in the Bulls’ 87-86 win over the Heat Sunday, March 6.

And the MVP chants continue.

In any sport, there is always so much speculation before the season begins. Who’s hot? Who’s not? Who’s got what it takes to win it all? Who doesn’t?

The truth of the matter is, none of that matters. There’s a reason why sports aren’t played on paper. If you were to look at a roster before the start of this season, you’d be crazy not to pick the Heat as the favorite—but once the ball is put in play, it’s a totally different story.

I like the story the Bulls are writing.

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From the March 9-15, 2011, issue

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