As fate would have it, the Chicago Bulls 2013-14 season will begin exactly where the 2012-13 campaign came to a close. However, when the new-look Bulls head down to American Airlines on October 29th, the taste of last year’s defeat won’t be anywhere to be found. Instead, Derrick Rose‘s return to NBA action will be the talk of the entire league.
With its fearless leader back in uniform and hopefully free of any lingering ACL issues, Chicago can re-start its journey to an NBA title against the Miami Heat. Miami is the one team that has bullied the Bulls for each of the last three seasons. In case you haven’t noticed, the Bulls and the Heat are two teams that are hardly friendly rivals.
No — this is a hardcore match-up in which Joakim Noah and LeBron James are sure to be jawing at one another like usual. Moreover, Nazr Mohammed was brought back to the Windy City this offseason, so he and James could easily have another altercation similar to the tussle they go into during last year’s playoffs — that specific skirmish landed Mohammed his first-career ejection.
Teams in the Eastern Conference who claim they aren’t building to beat the Heat are only kidding themselves as Miami has dominated the conference since James and Chris Bosh came to South Beach in 2010. At the end of the day, it’s always fun to see contending teams like the Bulls take on the NBA powerhouse that is the Miami Heat.