The Chicago Bulls recently announced their television schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season. The good news for NBA fans who want to watch the Bulls but do not live in Chicago is that the Bulls were selected to play in numerous nationally televised games this season. Amongst these nationally televised games include ten games on ESPN, nine games on TNT, an additional nine games on NBA-TV and finally five games on ABC.
There are two primary reasons why the Bulls were chosen to play so many games under the bright lights of national television. The first being that they are one of the top tier teams in the Eastern Conference. As the Miami Heat are coming into the season as back-to-back NBA champions one of the biggest storylines will be whether or not they will be able to three-peat. Thus, one of the top questions that the media will be asking and exploring is which team will be able to spoil Miami’s chances of winning a third consecutive title. Many believe that one of the teams with the best chance of dethroning Miami is the Chicago Bulls, which is why they are slated to play so many nationally televised games. In fact, Chicago and Miami are set to play each other four different times this season and each game will be played on national television.
The second reason why Chicago will be playing so many games on national television is because Derrick Rose will be making his highly anticipated return. It was almost a year ago that Adidas first launched the “Return of D Rose” commercial, and unfortunately fans are still waiting for the actual return of D Rose. Rose has not played since he tore his ACL in April of 2012 during the first game of the playoffs. Since then, NBA fans across the country have been eagerly awaiting the return of one of basketball’s most exciting and talented young stars. Now fans will have more than their fair share of chances to watch Rose make his long awaited return to action during one of the Bulls many nationally televised games this season.