The Chicago Bulls are trying to downplay the significance of this game. They are looking at this as just another regular season game. But it’s not just another regular season game. This game against the Cleveland Cavaliers will be very emotional. Former Bull Luol Deng will be facing his old team for the first time since being traded three weeks ago.
Even Deng is trying to hold back his feelings on facing his former teammates. But you know deep down inside he will feel a certain way going up against the Bulls. For one, he wants to stick it to them and get a win. They won’t be hugging and embracing each other once the ball goes up. After the game is over, they can talk and chat it up. But during the game, these two teams will be focused for 48 minutes and trying to get a victory.
Joakim Noah, who has let his feelings be known about how he felt about the trade, wants the kick Deng’s behind. Deng was like a big brother to him, but he knows it’s about Bulls vs. Cavs at the end of the day. He says it will feel very strange to go against him, but is looking forward to the challenge.
The love fest will be on display when these two teams meet tonight. There will be some trash talking and the effort should be at an all time high to beat each other. It’s not just another game, as it’s being slated to be, and the Bulls can’t wait to see their old leader and glue guy.