It’s pretty safe to say that the Chicago Bulls’ worse days are behind them. With the return of their team leader, three-time NBA All-Star and youngest MVP ever Derrick Rose, there’s no telling what heights this team can reach. Perhaps their first NBA Finals appearance since the Michael Jordan era, or even better — the 2014 NBA champions?
It’s important to note that we have seen this team be dominant enough to claim the top spot in the Eastern Conference for two years in a row with Rose leading the way. They’re very much capable of commanding that no. 1 spot and leading the NBA back to the days where team ball was greater than the Big-3 evolution as we now see today.
We have also seen them lose in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals to the Miami Heat. This very loss was the beginning of building the foundation for the Bulls team we see today. The improvements in each player putting in the work at the gym makes them come back hungrier each year, and more relentless in their hunt for NBA championship glory. You can see it in their eyes — this time, second place will not be an option.
Like a Bull, they will seek to clear everyone in their path until they get to that coveted trophy: the biggest prize in all of basketball — the NBA championship.